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Performance

From Switzerland: Claudia Bucher Andrea Saemann

Saturday / Sep 8 / 12
8:00 pm


WARC Gallery
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 122
Toronto

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to present Claudia Bucher and Andrea Saemann from Switzerland. Each artist will present a new solo work, and will give an artist talk about their individual practices.

Performances: Saturday September 8 @ 8pm
Artist talk: Sunday September 9 @ 2pm

Claudia Bucher was born 1971, and lives in Lucerne. Her performance process is focused on site specificity, using the performance space to situate her body in space as sculpture, and an experiment in how an action changes the relationship between the body and the surrounding environment. What results is a portrait of moments of transition and transformation – when beauty becomes ugliness, clean becomes dirty, and gentleness turns into aggression.

Andrea Saemann was born 1962, and lives in Basel. In order to personally experience performance art history, Andrea’s work utilizes a process of the “performance copy” – repeating aspects or entire performance works by other artists. This allows the artist to enter into a work on a very visceral level with her body, and constrict her field of action, allowing for intense focus on even the smallest of gestures.

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Photo credit: Top two images of Claudia Bucher by Rob Nienburg. Two images of Andrea Saemann courtesy of the artist.

[ International Visiting Artists ]

+ ARTICLE: First Performance: Claudia Bucher by Christine Pountney
+ ARTICLE: Second Performance: Andrea Saemann by Christine Pountney
+ IMAGE GALLERY: Claudia Bucher
+ IMAGE GALLERY: Andrea Saemann
+ VIDEO GALLERY: Claudia Bucher COMING SOON
+ VIDEO GALLERY: Andrea Saemann COMING SOON