FADO E-BULLETIN
April 2023

Index

  1. FADO PRESENTS A SCORE OF SCORES
    DATE MAY 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2023
    LOCATION TORONTO, CANADA
    SOURCE FADO
  2. EVENT VIRTUAL ENCOUNTERS
    DATE ONLINE THROUGH JUNE, 2023
    LOCATION ONLINE
    SOURCE LONDON ONTARIO MEDIA ARTS ASSOCIATION
  3. EVENT TICK AND TALK OF COMMON TIME
    DATE APRIL 6–13, 2023
    LOCATION ONLINE
    SOURCE MARGARET DRAGU
  4. OPEN CALL MÄANDER:::MEANDER
    DEADLINE DATE APRIL 11, 2023
    LOCATION THE WORLD
    SOURCE HARM LUX
  5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FLOW • EMBODY IN SITE 2023
    DEADLINE DATE APRIL 14, 2023
    LOCATION CHICAGO, USA / ROTTERDAM, NL / ONLINE
    SOURCE CARRON LITTLE
  6. EVENT THE SOUND OF IMAGES BY LAURA MORENO BUENO
    DATE APRIL 15, 2023
    LOCATION TORONTO, CANADA
    SOURCE IMAGES FESTIVAL
  7. EVENT TRACE
    DATE APRIL 21–30, 2023
    LOCATION TORONTO, CANADA
    SOURCE THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE
  8. CALL FOR PROPOSALS PERFORMANCE RESEARCH: ON REPERTOIRE
    DEADLINE DATE APRIL 26, 2023
    LOCATION THE WORLD
    SOURCE PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
  9. EVENT LILITH PRESENTS DURATIONAL SPACE
    DATE APRIL 27–MAY 13, 2023
    LOCATION MALMÖ, SWEDEN
    SOURCE LILITH PERFORMANCE STUDIO
  10. EVENT REVOLVE PERFORMANCE ART DAYS
    DATE MAY 12–13, 2023
    LOCATION UPPSALA, SWEDEN
    SOURCE UPPSALA ART MUSEUM
  11. EVENT OFFTA LIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
    DATE MAY 26–JUNE 4, 2023
    LOCATION MONTRÉAL, CANADA
    SOURCE OFFTA
  12. TO READ ROUTE OF ROOTS BY FRANZISCA SIEGRIST
    PUBLICATION DATE NOW
    LOCATION THE WORLD
    SOURCE FRANZISCA SIEGRIST

  1. FADO PRESENTS A SCORE OF SCORES PERFORMANCE SERIES
    DATE MAY 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2023
    LOCATION TORONTO, CANADA
    SOURCE FADO

FADO Performance Art Centre presents

A Score of Scores
May 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20
The Commons @ 401 Richmond Street West, 4th floor

10 artists. 10 score writers. A score is an old term for ‘twenty’ of something = A Score of Scores.

Abedar Kamgari performs a score by Naseh Kamgari
Holly Timpener performs a score by Enok Ripley
James Knott performs a score by Francisco-Fernando Granados
Keith Cole performs a score by David Roche
Laura Paolini performs a score by Tomasz Szrama
Mikiki performs a score by Jan Peacock
Paul Couillard performs a score by Elvira Santamaria-Torres
Rita Camacho Lomeli performs a score by Alejandro Tamayo
SA Smythe performs a score by Autumn Knight
Tanya Mars performs a score by Myriam Laplante

Put together by Shannon Cochrane and Francesco Gagliardi

FADO’s spring performance art series invites 10 artists to perform the interpretation of a performance score, written for them by an artist of their own choosing. Artists from across a spectrum of practices grounded in live performance (including cabaret, music, experimental composition, intermedia, video and more) interpret a score designed for them by an array of Canadian and international artists. The duos have chosen to strategize their collaboration in myriad ways—from conspiring together to revealing the final score only moments before the live presentation.

Emerging in the early 1960s in the context of the FLUXUS movement and in conversation with the expanded compositional practices of John Cage and LaMonte Young, “event scores” relied on elements of collaboration, improvisation, and chance to challenge traditional understandings of originality and artistic creation. Often very short, event scores typically consisted of lists of prompts and instructions ranging from the mundane to the elusively abstract and were circulated among fellow artists with an open invitation to interpret and perform them however they wanted.

The spirit of A Score of Scores is an experimental back-to-basics platform for artists to create new small-scale work in a spirit of experimentation, collaboration, and agility.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

May 12 @ 7:00pm
Performances by James Knott, Tanya Mars

May 13 @ 7:00pm
Performances by Keith Cole, Laura Paolini

May 18 @ 7:00pm
Performances by Paul Couillard, Holly Timpener

May 19 @ 7:00pm
Performances by Mikiki, SA Smythe

May 20 @ 7:00pm
Performances by Rita Camacho Lomeli, Abedar Kamgari

DETAILS & INFO

  • 2 performances each evening. Free. All welcome.
  • Doors open at 7:00pm. Performances will start 15 minutes later (more or less).
  • Mask-wearing is encouraged in the performance space. Exemptions respected.
  • Performers will not necessarily be masked while performing.
  • Building is accessible: ramps at entrances, elevator and accessible/all-gender washrooms.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks will be served. Maybe snacks. Please eat your dinner before arriving.

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  1. EVENT VIRTUAL ENCOUNTERS
    DATE ONLINE THROUGH JUNE, 2023
    LOCATION ONLINE
    SOURCE LONDON ONTARIO MEDIA ARTS ASSOCIATION

Virtual Encounters: New Entanglements in Performance and Media
Curated by Christine Negus

London Ontario Media Arts Association Launches (LOMAA) is excited to premiere Virtual Encounters: New Entanglements in Performance and Media in Spring 2023. This series features new or reimagined projects by practitioners working at the nexus of performance and media art.

PROJECTS FOR APRIL

Jacob Wren
My apartment is just piles of books, 2023
Available for on-demand viewing on Vimeo starting April 4
Accessibility: ASL Interpretation and closed captioning

In this online performance, Jacob Wren reflects on the fact that he used to travel constantly for art and yet during the pandemic spent more time in his apartment than ever before. And the travel has not yet resumed. Through a short tour of his bookshelf, questions are raised about what it means to make art when you find yourself no longer in constant motion.

Anyse Durcharme
Complex Waves, 2023
Available for on-demand viewing on Instagram starting April 1
Four new sound performances will be released over the app during April
Accessibility: Image descriptions and experimental sound transcriptions

Complex Waves is a series of experiments in sound performance. I have been mashing together complex sounds from locations that have had an influence on me over the past 3 years into sine wave glitches with the use of internet based video communication platforms (Zoom, etc). Connecting to the same platform through both a hotspot tethered computer and a cell phone allowed me and the surrounding area to create a sonic loop. These clipped performances will be shared through Instagram.

UPCOMING in MAY
Raven Chacon & John Dieterich with Ellen Moffat
Live performance / Artists in conversation: May (date TBA)

UPCOMING in JUNE
Jerron Herman & Autumn Knight
Artists in conversation: June 4 @ 3pm EST

London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA) is a regional, non-profit, artist-run organization focused on the exhibition of media art and experimental time-based work. With an emphasis on progressive contemporary Canadian practices, LOMAA supports the presentation of local, national, and international artists in the areas of moving images, performance, new media, and sound art while facilitating the creation of new work through workshops, commissioning, and partnership.

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  1. EVENT TICK AND TALK OF COMMON TIME
    DATE APRIL 6–13, 2023
    LOCATION ONLINE
    SOURCE MARGARET DRAGU

TICK AND TALK OF COMMON TIME
An online event by Margaret Dragu

April 6–13, 2023
24/7
Free
(soft launch now)

TICK AND TALK OF COMMON TIME by Margaret Dragu is a 32:25 min video with 15 Vancouver dancers, many TikTok performers, 5 Canadian composers, 2 vocal transcribers, 1 AV designer and 2 technicians.

WATCH IT ON VIMEO NOW

PDF audio transcript & programme notes HERE.


  1. OPEN CALL MÄANDER MEANDER
    DEADLINE DATE APRIL 11, 2023
    LOCATION THE WORLD
    SOURCE HARM LUX

Mäander:::Meander

More than 200 years ago Goethe wrote: “I went into the forest. For my own self, and nothing to seek. That was my purpose.” One hundred years ago James Joyce protagonist Leopold Bloom meandered through Dublin for 18 hours. We connect Goethe’s sensitization with James Joyce’s Ulysses and we transfer this to today.

We have to ask ourselves: how do mentally-sensitive subjects respond to the processes of our time? What is growing in us? How do we react to these social oscillations and how do we interpret them? How does the sensitization develop when identity-virtualities are considered as orientation, what then characterises empathy here! We raise these questions but do not look for answers, the project functions as a “snapshot” (connecting moments in time).

By the process of meandering we would like rise awareness of the current point which we reached as a society worldwide, by sensitization and taking a risk of the free fall, giving the contingent a chance, to be open for the world around, observe and provoke the action for the future world.

We would like to invite (worldwide) max. 55 cultural practitioners and max. 16 theorists. The “12-hour meander” part will start in mid-December 2023 at the earliest. The living-growing network installation with parallel moderated vision talks will start in the first days of March 2024; the anthology will be published afterwards.

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  1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FLOW • EMBODY IN SITE 2023
    DEADLINE DATE APRIL 14, 2023
    LOCATION CHICAGO, USA / ROTTERDAM, NL / ONLINE
    SOURCE CARRON LITTLE

Flow • embody in site 2023 organized by Out of Site
Outdoor Performance Art Symposium in September 2023

Out of Site invites proposals from local, national, and international performance artists to present outdoor performance art work or socially engaged projects at Flow • embody in site, 2023. We invite you to submit concepts for performative lectures / and or artist presentations sharing your work with an international community of practitioners. Priority will be given to artists who have an outdoor performance art practice.

We will select between eight and eleven artist/artist collaborator presentations. Each session will last 90mins and each presenter will be allocated a facilitator that will support a dialogue with symposium participants post-presentation. The presentation will be online while the practice-based workshops will happen in person in four different cities this year. This will culminate in outdoor performance art festivals over two weeks in addition to a curated program of Artist Collaborations between Chicago and Rotterdam.

Please fill out this SUBMISSION FORM.

Submission Requirements:
Please submit in the google form linked above the following materials or alternatively you can email us in one pdf all the info listed below to outofsitechicago@gmail.com with the subject line Flow2023
A short bio, (300 words)
A 500-word abstract describing the concept of the performance lecture/ artist presentation
Three high res images of relevant work with photo credits
Artist website address
CV or Resume

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday April 14, 2023 at midnight CST.
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Out of Site Chicago (OoS) has been curating unexpected encounters in outdoor public places since 2011. OoS has developed a methodology of working in urban space that supports diverse ideas and representations of artistic work. We have a trained steward team that supports the artist’s work and facilitates public engagement with the performance. In 2020 Out of Site pivoted into an international network and platform and we engage in bi-weekly meetings to decide on our programming. We’ve partnered with numerous organizations over the last twelve years and currently work with Experimental Sound Studio, WORM, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. In 2021 OoS organized Flow • embody in site, an online public performance symposium to foster international conversations about public performance practices we currently planning for our third annual symposium.


  1. EVENT THE SOUND OF IMAGES BY LAURA MORENO BUENO
    DATE APRIL 15, 2023
    LOCATION TORONTO, CANADA
    SOURCE IMAGES FESTIVAL

Images Festival presents
El sonido de las imàgenes (The Sound of Images) by Laura Moreno Bueno

April 15 @ 7:00pm
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC)
Unit D–1411 Dufferin Street, Toronto

What do Toronto’s landscapes sound like, what are the colors that evoke its spaces, what is their rhythm and tone?

This is the starting point of El sonido de las imàgenes (The Sound of Images). Laura Moreno Bueno is an artist whose career is characterized by combining sound and visual experimentation around themes such as the body, movement, and analogical processes. In this project, she sets out to transform the images projected on 16mm into sounds by using photosensitive microphones. By converting light into sound, she creates a soundtrack from the footage of a city projected on the screen. This experiment involved the manufacture of microphones that she describes as “photophone transistors: more than microphones, these are instruments that use images, not strings or wind, to make sound.” The resulting piece acts as a diary of her stay in Toronto that Moreno Bueno built around the colors and shapes found in her driftings through the city. Playing with double exposures, expired emulsions, color filters and different processes of development by hand, Moreno Bueno modulates the images via processes open to chance, producing a visual symphony of a city that actually sounds by direct sonification of its projected images.

Laura Moreno Bueno is interested in the transfiguration of audio-visual codes from digital or analogical media. She studies creation at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in San Sebastián, where she researches body representation and delves into analogical processes. Her films have screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Images Festival, FIC UNAM, (S8) Cinema Periférico, and others.

Images Festival (April 13–26, 2023) is a platform for the exhibition and discourse of independent film and media art. Created in 1987 as an alternative to the only other Toronto film festival at the time, Images has spent the last 36 years presenting media works that are challenging in their form and content. The Festival showcases the intersection of emerging and established practices and invites open critical dialogue in the film and media arts community around the political histories of moving image production, distribution, exhibition, and representation.

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  1. EVENT TRACE
    DATE APRIL 21–30, 2023
    LOCATION TORONTO, CANADA
    SOURCE THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE

A ReDefine Arts and Theatre Passe Muraille Co-Production

Trace
Co-creator and Performer: Tristan R. Whiston
Co-creator and Director: Moynan King

April 21–30, 2023
Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto
Tickets (Pay-What-You-Can-Afford): $10 | $30 | $60

How do we reconcile all of who we have been, with who we are now, and who we are yet to become?

Enter the world of Trace: an interdisciplinary performance about the voice in transition. Created by Tristan R. Whiston and Moynan King, Trace focuses on the ongoing nature of queer being and becoming. By transforming a private story into a public performance, audiences will be taken on a journey across time and identity.

Beginning with archival audio recordings of Tristan’s singing voice across different stages of his gender transition, Trace integrates sound art, music, and video in an immersive and interactive live performance. Archival footage of the 1990’s cabaret act The Boychoir of Lesbos, created by Tristan and co-realized by Moynan, is woven in as a tangible example of the ways that performance can extend and realize gender identification using the voice as a key method of doing so. In the current iteration of the show, Trace gestures toward a queer future with the live performance of a newly realized trans/non-binary/gender-queer choir that reflects the changing nature of queer community and identity.

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  1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS PERFORMANCE RESEARCH: ON REPERTOIRE
    DEADLINE DATE APRIL 26, 2023
    LOCATION THE WORLD
    SOURCE PERFORMANCE RESEARCH

Performance Research Vol. 29, No. 1: ‘On Repertoire’

Proposal Deadline: 26 April 2023
Published in January/February 2024

Edited by Mischa Twitchin (Goldsmiths, University of London)

In the field of performance research, the concept of repertoire offers an ambiguous hinge between claims concerning the enduring and the ephemeral. On the one hand, repertoire is typically identified with theatre as opposed to performance, with an investment in rehearsal and repetition distinct from the improvisational and the singular; and, on the other hand, it is conceived of—drawing on Diana Taylor’s famous argument—as distinct from archive, with an investment in the embodied and the performed, or ‘performatic’ (2003: 6), rather than the documented or written (8). The understanding of repertoire is manifold, then, and open to exploration through questions concerning relations between practice and theory, cultural differences and universal possibility, the material and immaterial, embodiment and disembodiment, canon and experiment, the traditional and the commercialized, virtuosity and the everyday. As Taylor already observed, however, these relations are not explained in terms of ‘a binary’ (22). Fundamentally, she argues that ‘we need to rethink our method of analysis’ (27)—not least, perhaps, of the role assigned to repertoire (as if opposed to archive) in the vital analysis of ‘systems [or media] of transmission’ (21), of thinking about ‘acts of transfer, transmitting social knowledge, memory and a sense of identity as requir[ing] both an archival and an embodied dimension’ (ibid.).

Concepts of repertoire in performance are informed by the diverse media and practices of cultural memory, which themselves give meaning to their very contestation, as with the idea of a canon. Besides artistic re-creation, this also involves what one could call ‘pedagogies of repertoire’ within both theatre anthropology and educational curricula, as well as the effects of today’s social media and the temporalities of distraction and contemplation, boredom and surprise, heritage and innovation. Furthermore, how might the sense of repertoire change in the age of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and the Deep Fake, echoing earlier cultural-technological analyses of the medium-as-message? In another context, how might repertoire inform work with people suffering from dementia, where the remaining memory of music often relates to ‘playlists’ that characterize different decades of social life?

[…]

To read the complete call for proposals, visit the Performance Research website.

Send all proposals, submissions and general enquiries direct to Performance Research at: info@performance-research.org
Issue-related enquiries should be directed to the issue editors: 
m.twitchin@gold.ac.uk

Schedule:
Proposals: April 2023
Decisions: May 2023
First drafts: July 2023
Final drafts: October 2023
Publication: January/February 2024

For submission guidelines, visit the Performance Research website.


  1. EVENT LILITH PRESENTS DURATIONAL SPACE
    DATE APRIL 27–MAY 13, 2023
    LOCATION MALMÖ, SWEDEN
    SOURCE LILITH PERFORMANCE STUDIO

Lilith Performance Studio presents: Durational Space

PERFORMANCES
Stjäla vatten (Stealing Water) by Adèle Essle Ziess
We Are Marching Towards Non-Existent by Sareena Sattapon

Hours: 7:00–9:00PM / Ongoing (the audience is let in on different time slots)
Place: Lilith Performance Studio, Bragegatan 15, Malmö
Price: Optional Entrance Fee (min 80 SEK)

Stjäla vatten (Stealing Water) by Adèle Essle Ziess
In this performance, a person hangs from a system of ropes and blocks where body parts are connected to leaking buckets of water. Three people together control the movements of the hanging body by filling and emptying the buckets with water. The weight of the body is distributed and redistributed between the different body parts where dramatic tipping points can occur from small adjustments.

We Are Marching Towards Non-Existent by Sareena Sattapon
Loneliness and death are something we cannot protect ourselves from and which we are all forced to relate to in some way. At the same time, it is a putty that unites us as a group. Existential thoughts, fears and questions about impermanence are the starting point for Sareena’s performance. In this work, a group of people, children and middle-aged, perform a choreographed dance with 4 large wooden scaffolding linked together in a colorful lattice of our time’s most common messenger, printed t-shirts. In an ongoing abstract sequence of events, new images and associations are constantly being created, both collectively and individually.

Lilith Performance Studio is a non-profit arts organization and an independent arena for visual art performance established 2007 by the artists and curators Elin Lundgren & Petter Pettersson. Since the inception 2007, Lilith Performance Studio has commissioned and produced over 50 major performances, and done several curatorial collaborations, guest appearances and art events and festivals, both internationally and in Sweden. As a production space and an arena for visual art performance, the studio is the first of its kind in the world.

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  1. EVENT REVOLVE PERFORMANCE ART DAYS
    DATE MAY 12–13, 2023
    LOCATION UPPSALA, SWEDEN
    SOURCE UPPSALA ART MUSEUM

ARTISTS
Eglė Budvytytė (NL/LT)
Jafar The Superstar (SE)
Gustaf Broms (SE)
Kristin Nango (NO)
My Lindh (SE)
Norberto Llopis Segarra (ES)
Paz Rojo (ES)
Sepideh Khodarahmi (SE)
Cecilia Germain (SE)

Revolve Performance Art Days is an annual performance art festival. Since its start in 2016, the festival has moved between different locations in Uppsala and the surrounding area. This year’s festival—REVOLVE ELSEWHERES—wants to highlight the ability of performance art to create alternative places in relation to time, space and the prevailing order of power.

Which rooms create the artistic process and where is it located in relation to our common place? As spectators, we are involved with personal experiences and memories. One universe meets another and the artist is the alchemist who conjures up a new ‘here and now’ through the existing. How can we approach this alternative location? How do we visit these worlds from our own world, and what is the place where it happens?

The festival presents artists and artistry that in various ways move beyond the dominant narrative and bring in the more-than-human, through processes that negotiate and dissolve ideas of center and periphery, where what often falls outside our attention forms the center of the event. For two days, the audience is invited to take part in an intensive program in two places—Uppsala Art Museum and the surroundings around Wik’s castle, a cultural landscape with rich biological diversity. REVOLVE ELSEWHERES presents several site-specific works and some of them are also connected to the exhibition A posthumous journey into the future at the art museum.
Here, the sensual and imaginary world is explored along with questions about the depletion of the earth’s resources and loss of biological diversity. The imaginary also offers healing processes—a re-enchantment of the world, where the link to an archaic past can be felt.

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  1. EVENT OFFTA LIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
    DATE MAY 26–JUNE 4, 2023
    LOCATION MONTREAL, CANADA
    SOURCE OFFTA

OFFTA
Live Arts Festival, 17th edition
May 26–June 4, 2023

Full programming / schedule will be announced on April 20, 2023.

The OFFTA is back! This year, succession artists in living arts weave their proposals around concrete magic and speculative healings! The programming that we are looking forward to sharing with you, deploys strong speech takeouts, which invites us to inhabit the world differently, in a benevolent perspective re-activating the collective imaginary.

By highlighting emerging practices and still unexplored forms, this year OFFTA is proposing both projects under construction—showing the process and the art in the middle of creation—and completed proposals. This edition welcomes living art unfolding all over Montreal, investing as much in atypical locations—outdoors, in the public square, walking—as in the city’s theatre festive evenings, sharing and exchanging activities, appointments for professionals and more.

LA GREENHOUSE thanks the programming committee made up of Alexandra “Spicey” Landé, Ellen Furey, Lara Kramer, Guillaume BB, Marilou Craft, Burcu Emeç and Claudel Doucet.

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  1. TO READ ROUTE OF ROOTS BY FRANZISCA SIEGRIST
    PUBLICATION DATE NOW
    LOCATION THE WORLD
    SOURCE FRANZISCA SIEGRIST

Route of Roots 2016–2019
By Franzisca Seigrist

Designed by Tsz Yan Tong
236 pages

Publication contains an interview by by Sunniva H. Stokken (NO); and commissioned texts by Sibylle Omlin (CH), Joan Casellas (ES), Alicja Rosé (PL), Małgorzata Sady (PL), Dr. Sophia Kidd (USA) and Ane Øverås (NO).

Route of Roots 2016–2019 is a self-published book that summarizes materials and associated works from the performance project of the same name that was carried out by Franzisca Siegrist between 2016 and 2019. It contains documentation of live performances, process photographs from the studio and residencies, sketches and drawings, as well as commissioned texts.

The book is divided into two sections: an introductory part inspired by the artist’s notebook with an interview; and a second part containing photographic documentation and commissioned texts. To emphasize the difference between these two parts and to illustrate the contrast between artistic process and performance/execution in a physical and tangible way, two different types of paper have been selected for each section of the book.

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E-Bulletin Green

This scent is an homage to the future; for things to come. Cut grass, string bean, coriander, and ivy diffuse a smell of ever-green, or the eternal return, however you decide.

Top Notes

cut grass, lovage, coriander

Middle Notes

string bean, fennel

Base Notes

ivy leaves, moss