Ed Johnson. Legs, Too, FADO Performance Art Centre, 2015. Photo by Henry Chan.
Ed Johnson is a visual artist who has been creating performance art works since 1996. His solo work has often explored issues of communication/non-communication (Box, Words of Love) and of HIV status (Inquisitive/Inquisitor, Untitled “[sic]”). Currently, the focus of his work is on the landscape of male bodies and self-image, including works such as Pro tanto quid retribaumus (for so much what shall we repay). Ed Johnson is a co-founding member of Fado Performance Inc., an artist-run centre for performance art located in Toronto.
Partners in life and art, Paul Couillard and Ed Johnson have worked together on the performance art series Duorama since 2000.
Between February ad September, FADO hosts seven new Duorama performances, starting with Duorama #114 presented in the context of the Rhubarb Festival (where it is rumoured Paul and Ed met for the very first time).
Happy 20th Anniversary to US!
SHUT UP is a series of 10 outdoor performances dealing with the themes of incarceration and wrongful imprisonment – literally, the state of being ‘shut up’.
Five Holes: Touched
Five Holes: Touched is the second in a series of performances dealing with the five senses. Touch is arguably the most intimate and revealing of the senses, that, above all others, can moves us to ecstasy or shatter us.
Performance event presented as a satellite event of Le Lieu’s Rencontre internionale d’art performance et multimédia.