Co-presented with XPACE Cultural Centre
Curated by Paul Couillard
Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs? is a 5-day performance-as-installation process piece by Toronto artist, educator and cancer survivor, Pam Patterson. The work combines sound, drawing, action, video and collaborative writing examining the artist’s body, the body with disease and the body without organs.
“After decades of dis-ease and illness, the pain of poverty, dis-ability and being reconfigured by surgery my hands now make another body for my body. . . there are sounds, images, becomings. . . it is accomplished the moment I undertake it. It isn’t the case that the body/I like(s) pain per se; rather, the body/I like(s) being a Body without Organs, and the pain is the price the body/I is/am willing to pay for that.”
February 27, 2008 @ 8:00pm
Open daily from 12:00pm–6:00pm
Final Performance Action
March 2, 2008 @ 6:00pm
A Journey Through/Around Pam Patterson’s Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs?
Essay by John Oughton about the 2008 performance, Cellu(h)er Resistance, examining the artist’s body, the body with disease, and the body without organs.