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Performance

CHARCO EXCHANGE

May 11-30, 2015
4 artists / 2 cities


Public presentations:

Montreal: May 23, 4-6pm
Rats9 (372 St. Catherine Rue O, #530)

Toronto: May 30, 4-6pm
VideoFag (187 Augusta Ave)

FADO is pleased to be facilitating the Canadian edition of LIVE ART EXCHANGE, entitled CHARCO EXCHANGE. Presented in partnership with DARE-DARE, Link&Pin, and Rats9 in Montréal, and VideoFag in Toronto, CHARCO EXCHANGE will be carried out between May 11-30, 2015.

The first phase takes place in Montréal from May 11-23, and will culminate in a public sharing in (date/location TBA) where works in progress/creation will be presented. The duos working together (who have already started the process before meeting in person through email, writing, Skype etc.) are Sofia and Ana; and Isabel and Olivier. In the last week of the project, the four artists move to Toronto where they continue their research, with a final sharing of the work produced will take place on Saturday May 30, in an event that will include live specimens, lectures and exhibition of the process carried out.

Toronto event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/848152255264272

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Ana Matey (Spain)
Isabel León (Spain)
Serge Olivier Fokoua (Cameroon/Canada)
Soufïa Bensaïd (Tunisia/Canada)

LIVE ART EXCHANGE is a process-based research and creation project initiated by Ana Matey and Isabel Leon in 2012, and has realized projects with dozens of artists in Spain, Finland and Norway. 

LIVE ART EXCHANGE is an on-going research project on communication and interpretation of messages between individuals, using performance and action art as the basis for this research. LIVE ART EXCHANAGE is interested in collective creation and believes that artistic creation is a live act, without boundaries or limits. The project manifests in a variety of proposals including meetings, residencies, workshops, talks and other outcomes including photography, video, and performance working with artists and creative people from different disciplines, backgrounds and origins. LIVE ART EXCHANGE proposes focusing on artistic process and the artists themselves, rather than the outcome or production of specific works. In this project, the research around ideas of ​​communication-interpretation and the process of creation itself goes beyond the outcome of the play itself.

http://exchangeliveart.com

Take a look at the PHOTO GALLERY to see images the artists of CHARCO EXCHANGE are making before they meet in person in Canada. Using a common material, the artists make indiviudal actions and then share the photos, which are then maniputlated by the other artists. 

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CHARCO EXCHANGE is presented in partnership with DARE-DARE, Link&Pin, and Rats9 (Montréal), and VideoFag (Toronto).

DARE-DARE supports research and valorises emerging practices. Its members are interested in the context of creation and answer the need of exchange and collaboration. DARE-DARE is a flexible, open space devoted to research, experimentation, risk and critical inquiry. The artist-run centre manifests a sustained interest in exploration and in the diversity in the modes of presentation.
www.dare-dare.org

LINK&PIN is an international performance art series based in Montréal, Canada. It is organized and curated by Adriana Disman along with a huge amount of support from the local performance art community. It holds a constantly changing mission in an effort to stay relevant. Currently, L&P strives to support artists who are in some way marginalized and engages with thinking through anti-disciplinarity and the politics of arts funding. http://linkandpinperformance.wordpress.com
www.cargocollective.com/linkpin

RATS9 est un espace positif et inclusif où il est possible, à travers l’art, d’engager une conversation à propos des enjeux féministes, post/dé-coloniaux et queer. Notre mission est d’offrir un support à la création et à la diffusion d’artistes dont le travail aborde les problématiques liées à l’identité sexuelle, ainsi qu’aux pratiques anti-oppressive.

Rats9 strives to be a positive and inclusive space where it's possible, be through art, to engage in conversations about feminism, post-/de-coloniality, and queerness. Our mission is to offer support for the creation and diffusion of artists whose work addresses issues related to sexual identity, as well as anti-oppressive practice.
http://rats9.wordpress.com

VIDEOFAG is a storefront cinema and performance lab in Toronto's Kensington Market, dedicated to the creation and exhibition of video, film, new media, and live art. The space is run by Jordan Tannahil and William Ellis, who converted the space from an old barbershop in October 2012.
www.videofag.com

 

[ Residencies ]

+ PHOTO GALLERY: Charco Exchange
+ Notes on CHARCO Exchange by Shannon Cochrane