Three performances by Sakiko Yamaoka
Best Place to Sleep, Wind From Sky, and Becoming a Plant are a trio of performances from Japan’s Sakiko Yamaoka.
Every Rose Has a Thorn by BBB Johannes Deimling
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
“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
Dressed in a Viagra mascot costume, the artist reacts three classic performance works by Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci and Istvan Kantor.
Performance by Christian Messier
“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
êkâya-pâhkaci [ee-guy-uh-puck-a-chee] (don’t freeze up)
Daydream in Toronto & Tube by Nezaket Ekici
“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.”
On the Table by Seiji Shimoda
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.
Vivência Poética curated by Erika DeFreitas
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
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
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.