Misinformed Informants curated by Lisa Visser
Misinformed Informants. Poster Beehive Design, 2009.
December 17, 2009XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto7:30 pm

Misinformed Informants invites emerging artists to answer to the idea of miscommunication, misunderstanding, misplaced lines of agreement.

Escapist Action: Performance In Recession
November 27–29, 2009various

Escapist Action: Performance in Recession begins with a weeklong series of performance events that investigate economics and presents the audiences with alternative methods of exchange, culminating in three evening programs entitled Black Friday, Red Flag Saturday, and Grey Cup Sunday. These three evening investigate the mixed emotions evoked by the volatile economic market. The performances navigate the sensations of fear, despair, laughter, and hope. The audience is transported from the dark emotions of Black Friday through the humour of Red Flag Saturday arriving at the celebratory Grey Cup Sunday.

Open Barter Market & The Artist and the Beanstalk by Ignacio Pérez Pérez and Julian Higuerey Núñez
November 23–29, 2009InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto9:00 am to 9:00 pm

With this duo of interrelated performances, Núñez & Pérez create an alternative exchange and cultural economy, one based not on capitalist value, but on need value.

A week-long performance presented in the context of Escapist Action: Performance in Recession, curated by Don Simmons.

Potential Fertility Rite by TallBlondLadies
October 26, 2009YYZ Artists Outlet, 140-401 Richmond Street West, Toronto5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

In this 5-hour performance movement, TallBlondLadies repeat a ritualized synchronized dance using modern day props, in time to the sound of snowshoes.

Performance by Sandra Johnston
September 25, 2009Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street West Toronto

Sandra Johnston’s practice is site-reactive, exploring ideas of active intervention in both the history of and the present physicality of a selected environment and the people who habitually use the space.

International Visiting Artists: Switzerland
September 19, 2009Urban Space Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto8:00 pm

The artists’ collaborative work is a dialogue with each other and in their words, offers a commentary on the “intensive rise of the pressing concerns of our times.”

Pleasure Addicts by Brenda Goldstein
May 16, 2009Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto4:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Pleasure Addicts is a performance landscape, an all woman-carnival, a transmission from another media universe, where an evening of channel flipping is compressed into a single space.

Not Waterproof by Julie Andrée T.
April 27, 2009The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto8:00 pm

Subjected to a series of ordeals, pulverized and dirtied, her body becomes a dreamscape. Part of the artist’s blue series.

International Visiting Artists: Israel
March 27, 2009The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto8:00 pm

BETI by Yaron David, Karin Mendelovici and Meir Tati speaks to the loss of, search for, and the production of meaning in a fragile and chaotic reality.

International Visiting Artists: Poland
February 20, 2009XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto8:00 pm

Welcome to the Tiny Therapeutic Theatre of the Polish Power Players.

Mothering by Moynan King
February 14–17, 2009XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

“Of course you can bring your friends and stay as long as you want.”
Love, Mom

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