FADO Performance Art Centre's 2014 Emerging Artist Series
Co-presented with Xpace Cultural Centre
March 8 - 29, 2014
Anthea Fitz-James (Toronto)
Emma-Kate Guimond (Montréal)
Jessica Karuhanga (Toronto)
Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle (Montréal)
Curated by Kate Barry
Durational performance is a mode of live art where the artist works directly with the medium of time. Over the course of hours, days or longer the performer and the audience can experience a physical, mental, spiritual and/or emotional transformation. Durational performance functions to bring the performer and the audience into the moment; time is made palatable and visceral. Artists like Tehching Hsieh, Alastair Maclennan, and most famously, Marina Abramovic, demonstrate how durational performance art can use mental and physical endurance to challenge the commoditization of art by offering an experience of art that is ephemeral by nature. 11:45PM will present a collection of durational works, spread out over the course of March, throughout the gallery.
Download the series catalogue here.
Unraveling the Daughter's Disease: Secrets, Knitting and the Body
March 8, 12pm - 6pm
March 9, 1pm - 5pm
March 16, 12pm - 8pm
The trip, and the fall, and the lost heap of longing
March 19 - 22, 1pm - 5pm daily
Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle
6 hours 6 minutes 6 seconds
March 28, 6pm - 12:06:06am
***NEEDED: For this performance, the audience is encouraged to bring with them, or to drop off at the gallery anytime during gallery hours from March 8-28, items from their homes that represent evil to them. Can be any kind of object, from a banal household item to a talisman. Object must be wrapped, so the contents are not known. All objects will be used in the performance. For gallery hours and location, visit: www.xpace.info
March 29, 12pm - 6pm
Saturday March 8, 7pm - 11pm
11:45PM / Xpace OPENING
Come for the performance and stay for the opening celebration of 11:45PM and the official opening Xpace's March exhibitions in their 3 on-site spaces.
Thursday March 13, 7pm
In Time with a Body: Duration as a Performance Practice
Artist talk by Paul Couillard
Performance artist, curator and FADO co-founder Paul Couillard gives an informal lecture on duration as a performance practice. His talk will share insights from his creative work as well as performances by other artists, including a reflection on his 1999 curatorial project TIME TIME TIME, a year-long series of 12 works by various performance artists, each a minimum of 12 hours long.
Saturday March 29, 6:30pm
What Happens After Midnight: Artists Panel
Come for Rah Saneie's performance and stay for the series closing panel. Moderated by local durational performance legend Tanya Mars, in conversation with the artists and curator Kate Barry.
ABOUT THE EMERGING ARTISTS SERIES
Initiated in 2002 by Tanya Mars, FADO’s Emerging Artists Series was created to provide a professional platform for emerging artists from Toronto and beyond. Working within a curatorial framework, the series is intended to nurture new work and ideas, provide direction and mentorship, and to showcase the work of the community’s newest perspectives in performance art.
The 2014 Emerging Artists Series was curated by FADO Board Member Kate Barry in consultation with Xpace and a committee of local artists (including Xpace Director Amber Landgraff, Videofag founder Jordan Tannahill, theatre artist Audrey Dewyer, and Xpace intern Humboldt Magnussen.
Thanks to our partner, Xpace Cultural Centre.
Photo credits (L-R): Jessica Karuhanga, image by Manolo Lugo. Anthea Fitz-James, image by Kallee Lins; Rah, image by Roman Iwasiwka; Emma-Kate Guimond, image by Lucas Johnson; Arkadi Lavoid Lachapelle, image by Denys Blacker.