FADO Performance Art Centre is proud to present a new solo performance work by Tomasz Szrama (Poland/Finland). The evening will also include a performance from Macarena Perich Rosas (Chile) and Gustaf Broms (Sweden).
Born in Poland in 1970 and living in Finland, Szrama's practice shifts between multiple disciplines, including photography and video. Regardless of the medium, a dominate common thread in all of his work is the use of his own body and methods of performance art, such as action, gesture, and the physical manipulation of everyday materials. Szrama's work is humourous and self-reflexive, often putting his own body into impossible and even ridiculous situations such as attempting to hang himself with helium balloons, covering his entire body in plaster cast making himself immobile and then waiting for hours in a busy tourist street, or attempting to board a plane with his own parachute. HIs work touches on themes of travel, trust, and the ever present potential for personal failure.
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Join us for a casual artist talk with Tomasz Szrama, Macarena Perich Rosas (Chile), and Gustaf Broms (Sweden). The artists will present their practices and talk about the performances they will be making in Toronto.
Wednesday September 25, 7pm
14 Markham Street (at Queen Street)
Tomasz Szrama's appearance in Toronto is in partnership with VIVA! Art Action. Established in 2006, VIVA! Art Action is an international performance and live art festival presented once every two years in Montréal. The festival takes place in the of old bath St Michel in Mile End, and with the participation of the network of artist-run centres in the city.
Photo credit: © Tomasz Szrama. Blind Date, Live Action Gothenburg. 2013. Christer Johansson.