Wind from Sky (and other works) by Sakiko Yamaoka
October 29–November 1, 2008Various

About her work Yamaoka says, “I define my art-works as sculptures depicting action and time and relationship between artist and audience, artist and materials, in which I attempt to create an example of the human condition.”

Every Rose Has a Thorn by BBB Johannes Deimling
October 31, 2008XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto8:00 pm

BBB Johannes Deimling uses everyday objects to create a living image reflecting a society full of contradictions, sentimentality, stupidity, creativity and cooperation.

4U by Angelika Fojtuch
October 30, 2008XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto8:00 pm

“He decides to carry me out of the room on his back. He does not act to end the situation and lets me embrace him for next four hours. He turns around to face me and hugs me firmly. He uses force to get rid of me.”

Dr. V Does the Classics by Will Kwan
October 23, 2008XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto7:00 pm

Dressed in a Viagra mascot costume, the artist reacts three classic performance works by Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci and Istvan Kantor.

Untitled by Christian Messier
October 23, 2008XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto8:00 pm

“This proximity of my own body is just help me to communicate the powerful flame that I feel when I create. But behind that raw love for art appear a rigorous logical structure who support the piece and let emerge sense.”

êkâya-pâhkaci by Cheryl L’Hirondelle
October 16, 2008Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto8:00 pm

êkâya-pâhkaci [ee-guy-uh-puck-a-chee] (don’t freeze up)

On the Table by Seiji Shimoda
March 22, 2008Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue, Toronto8:00 pm

Over 15 years since he first performed On the Table in Toronto at the Ontario College of Art, Seiji Shimoda returns to present this seminal work again.

Daydream in Toronto & Tube by Nezaket Ekici
March 18–30, 2008Gallery TPW, 56 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

“Ideas and performance images come from everyday life situations, social and cultural atmospheres. In both performance and installation work, the body, alone, is the means of expression.”

Vivência Poética curated by Erika DeFreitas
March 13, 2008XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

The curatorial premise of this project required an emerging and an established performance artist to collaborate jointly, and in turn with participants within the space in which they work/present.

Kitchen Dutch (Part 1 & 2) by Louise Liliefeldt
March 7 & April 12, 2008Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay, Toronto

A two-part performance (book-ending the Images Festival) that examines the process of personal discovery through family and ancestry.

Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs? by Pam Patterson
February 27–March 2, 2008XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

This 5-day performance-as-installation combines sound, drawing, action, video and collaborative writing examining the artist’s body, the body with disease and the body without organs. 

February 23, 2008A Space Gallery 110-401 Richmond Street West, Toronto6:30 pm

From Grotesques’ exhibition statement, curated by Lissette Olivares:

“In this collective exhibition, the grotesque is invoked as a realm of mutative, transitional, and transgressive potentiality.”

Co-Presented by A Space Gallery and FADO Performance Art Centre.

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer