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Performance Club 6: Death, Sex, & Macrame (and other works) by David Bateman

Death, Sex, & Macrame
Workshop: September 14
2pm to 5pm

Art Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, subtitle; Does This Giacometti Make Me Look Fat?
Performance: September 19
7:30pm


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401 Richmond Street West, 4th floor
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Artists:
David Bateman

Save your Thursdays in September for the ultimate trio of Queer Performance Clubs performed by Moe Angelos (September 10), Hope Thompson (September 12) and David Bateman (September 14 & 19).

 

 

PERFORMANCE CLUB 6

David Bateman's Performance Club consists of an open workshop and a performance.

 

Death, Sex, & Macrame

WORKSHOP: Saturday, September 14, 2pm–5pm / All welcome!

 

This Performance Club WORKSHOP will consider several of Bateman's past performance works, and ways in which he has re-considered various narratives/performance texts around sex and gender over the past thirty years. Works to be looked at may include: Death, Sex, & Macrame (2019), I Wanted To Be Bisexual But My Father Wouldn't Let Me (1992), and Art Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, subtitle; Does This Giacometti Make Me Look Fat? (2016). Expect reading, writing and macarme curtain weaving.

 

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Art Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, subtitle; Does This Giacometti Make Me Look Fat?

PERFORMANCE: Thursday, September 19 @ 7:30pm

 

Art Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, subtitle; Does This Giacometti Make Me Look Fat? looks at the iconic romance novel Love Story (1970), with an emphasis on the famous phrase from the book, "Love means never having to say you're sorry," and its indirect connection to the General Idea sculptures.

 

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CLUB TALK BACKS

Join us after each performance for a talk back with the artist and their fellow club artists.

September 10: Moe Angelos with David Bateman

September 12: Hope Thompson with Moe Angelos

September 19: David Bateman with Hope Thompson

 

 

THE GOLDEN BOOK

Join us for Performance Club and get your own Performance Club: THE SYLLABUS, a brand new addition to FADO's Golden Book series (as always, designed by Lisa Kiss). This time, it's bigger (it won't fit in your pocket, think book bag) and it contains three performance texts and an incredible intro, entitled "This is a Queer Series..." written by the one and only Moynan King.

 

ABOUT PERFORMANCE CLUB

As a proposition for a performance or the framework for an actual book club, Performance Club redefines the historical and contemporary performance art canon, one book club, and one book / article / essay / anthology at a time. Invited artists perform the role of book club facilitators, leading the audience through a performance of a reading, a reading performance, a performance about a book, or a bookish performance. This series is on-going. Sometimes we pick the book and invite an artist; sometimes we invite an artist and they pick a book. Just like a real book club, we ask the audience to read the suggested material before coming to the performance. But don't worry, just like a real book club, no one ever does. 

 

Performance Club: 2017–2019

 

Performance Club 1

Queer/Play edited by Moynan King

Performed by Moe Angelos

December 14–15, 2017

 

Performance Club 2

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Performed by Keith Cole

January 20–February 20, 2018

 

Performance Club 3

9Questions, an artist project by Gustaf Broms (2018)

(The time we made our own book.)

 

Performance Club 4

Book Club: snowflakes in the echo chamber

Performed by Moe Angelos

September 10, 2019

 

Performance Club 5

The Talking Grave

Performed by Hope Thompson

September 12, 2019

 

Performance Club 6

Art Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, subtitle; Does This Giacometti Make Me Look Fat?

Performed by David Bateman

September 19, 2019

 

 

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+ Performance Club 4: Book Club: snowflakes in the echo chamber by Moe Angelos
+ Performance Club 5: The Talking Grave by Hope Thompson
+ Performance Club 46: The Syllabus