The sixth in the Golden Book series and essential reading for the performances presented in FADO’s Performance Club series, Performance Club: The Syllabus contains everything you need for your Performance Club 4–6 experience (including that pesky homework).
Designed by Lisa Kiss Design 72 pages
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. This is a Queer Series Introduction by Moynan King
2. Queer/Play By Moe Angelos
3. Three O’Clock By Cornell Woolrich
4. I Wanted To Be Bisexual But My Father Wouldn’t Let Me By David Bateman
In 2014, Swedish performance and visual artist Gustaf Broms composed a list of nine questions that he started to circulate to fellow performance artists—many he had a personal connection with and many more he had never even met. The questions covered a range of paired concepts—the bricks and mortar of performance practice (material/object, audience/receiver, sound/silence, time/rhythm, space/emptiness)—and grounded by questions about personal experience, lineage and language.
The impulse to gather this collection arose from a conversation Broms had had with another artist; but what makes this volume first and foremost an artist’s project is that the questions are asked from the specific perspective of Broms’ deep personal understanding that, as a practice, performance resides at the permeable borders between the conscious and subconscious, and the meeting of the concrete world of form and the spiritual realm. For Broms, these are the essential questions. The responses collected are as diverse and wide-ranging as the artists and their own approaches, from the practical, to the abstract to the simply far-flung, in addition to some reassuring and surprising overlapping ideas and connections.
The roster of participants in 9Questions is an impressive array of international performance artists whose work covers a range of performance and performative multi-disciplinary approaches.
CONTRIBUTORS Adina Bar-On Alastair MacLennan Andrea Saemann Antoni Karwowski Arahmaiani Artur Tajber Barbara T. Smith Bartolomé Ferrando Boris Nieslony Brian Connolly Dorothea Rust Elvira Santamaria-Torres Esther Ferrer Fausto Grossi Guadalupe Neves Guillermo Gómez-Peña Gustaf Broms He Yunchang hermann nitsch Irma Optimist Jamie McMurry Jill Orr Johanna Householder John Duncan Kurt Johannessen Leif Elggren Linda Mary Montano Macarena Perich Rosas Margaret Dragu Mariel Carranza Marilyn Arsem Martha Wilson Monika Günther & Ruedi Schill Myriam Laplante Nigel Rolfe Nobuo Kubota Paul Couillard Pekka Kainulainen Rocio Boliver Roi Vaara Ron Athey Serge Olivier Fokoua Shannon Cochrane Stelarc Tanya Mars Tehching Hsieh Tomas Ruller Ulay Valentin Torrens Zbigniew Warpechowski Zhu Ming
9Questions, an artist project by Gustaf Broms
Published by FADO Performance Art Centre and Centre for Orgchaosmik Studies Edited by Gustaf Broms and Shannon Cochrane Translations by Paula Alvarado, Robert Rowley, Nicolas Scrutton, Tomasz Szrama, Jie Wang Design: Lisa Kiss Design, Toronto
ISBN 978-0-9730883-4-2 (FADO Performance Art Centre, Canada) 978-91-639-8460-0 (Centre for Orgchaosmik Studies, Sweden)
From Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars Edited by Paul Couillard
Design by Sameer Farooq/New Ink 2009, 286 pp. (32-pp. colour section) with index Includes DVD documentation of Mars’ performance Tyranny of Bliss
With articles by: Paul Couillard, Tagny Duff, Jennifer Fisher, Randy Gledhill, Nelson Henricks, Will Kwan, Paul Ledoux, Joanna Nash, Jennifer Oille, John Oughton and Pam Patterson, Andrew James Paterson, Kim Sawchuk, Dot Tuer
Tanya Mars has been a key figure in Canadian art since she burst on the scene in 1974 with her first groundbreaking exhibition, Codpieces Phallic Paraphernalia. Provocative and political, Mars has relentlessly shown us that the way to the jugular is through the funny bone, creating a series of compelling “three-dimensional pictures” that have made her one of Canada’s most acclaimed and important performance artists. This anthology offers a comprehensive look at her career, including a DVD with photo and video documentation of many of her major works.
“An innovative leader in the performance art scene here and internationally, Tanya Mars makes art that is courageous, humourous, operatic and original. Ironic to Iconic gives the reader a cogent and too little-known background to Mars’ career and her role in the development of performance art in Canada.” ~Jessica Bradley, curator and director of Jessica Bradley Art + Projects
Articles by Glenn Alteen, Paul Couillard, Andy Fabo, Debbie O’Rourke, Sarah Sheard; chronology by Brice Canyon and story and collages by Margaret Dragu.
Margaret Dragu is a 2012 recipient of a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Margaret Dragu is a warm-hearted, fearless and indomitable spirit who has left her mark across disciplines and across the country. Dragu’s astonishing output of work spans back to 1969 and includes forays into theatre, film, video, writing, choreography and above all, performance art. She is perhaps best known for her work in the 1980s, including her long-running X’s and O’s series, which began with a solstice mega-spectacle in Hamilton in 1983 (X’s and O’s on the Longest Day of the Year) and continues with her recent, Improvisation for X’s and O’s. Her 1988 film project I VANT TO BE ALONE reads as a who’s who of the Toronto art scene of the 1980s, while her smaller, more intimate 1990s work has been produced and seen mainly on the west coast.
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