FADO presents two new works by Erika DeFreitas context of –AND (2021), curated and organized by Christof Migone.
Each year the event moves through each word of the 12-word phrase “you and I are water earth fire air of life and death” and activates the word of the year in a myriad of ways. This year the word is ‘and’, consequently the focus is on repetitions, conjunctions, and duos.
Re-Solutions by W. A. Davison
These six informal performance experiments re-interpret the theme “resolutions” as “re-solutions” — meaning, new solutions to problems that have already been solved.
Tiger Beat by Roy Mitchell
SPOILER ALERT: Hasting Highland eventually got their bylaw, but you don’t want to miss a (Hybla) minute of the whole story.
Attempting Togetherness by Hélène Lefebvre
In Attempting Togetherness, an artist makes a companion of her shadow.
High Tea with Keith Cole and Jeanne Randolph
HIGH TEA with Keith Cole and Jeanne Randolph was, what some theorists or academics might call a work of “social engagement.” For Cole, Randolph and the audience / participants assembled, the jury is out still on whether or not it was even a performance.
Performance Home: from Toronto to Turkey by Simla Civelek
What would be like to go back and record a walk-through of this space, like an audience-less performance, like a home movie of a ghost of a home? The camera as all-seeing eye, from my apartment in Toronto to our apartment in Istanbul, through a distance of 8,196.58 kms?
Performance Home: to embrace the sky by Irene Loughlin
Loughlin’s body of research includes a series of experimental video performances using her body to reach and sustain contact with the “outside,” extending her arms through windows to establish a personal choreography with the sky and clouds.
Resolution(s) by Cindy Baker
Over several months in 2021, Cindy Baker created performances for people she know, using their yards and/or the spaces outside their windows as the stage and source of inspiration, creating small intimate experimental performances with no preconceived themes or ideas.