Dr. V Does the Classics by Will Kwan

October 23, 2008XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto7:00 pm

FADO Performance Art Centre presents Dr. V. Does the Classics by Will Kwan, in the context of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.

The artist, dressed in a baby blue Viagra pill mascot costume, arrives to the opening night of the festival and enacts three classic performances created by three male performance icons:

Failing to Levitate in the Studio by Bruce Nauman
Following Piece by Vito Acconci
And an over the top filing cabinet ‘love scene’ by Istvan Kantor (Monty Canstin AMEN!)

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~Will Kwan

7A*11D is a not-for-profit, artist-driven collective that curates and produces English Canada’s oldest ongoing biennial of performance art. 7A*11D was established in 1997 by a group of performance artists, collectives, and organizers, eager to develop a forum for performance art in Toronto. The first 7A*11D International Festival of Performance Art, in August 1997, presented the work of 60 local, national and international artists.







Books & Ephemera

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer