Every Rose Has a Thorn by BBB Johannes Deimling

October 31, 2008XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto8:00 pm

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to present two engagements with performance artist and educator, BBB Johannes Deimling, both presented in the context of the 7A*11D International Festival of Performance Art.

The first is a performance art workshop entitled, What is Important?. This intensive workshop takes place in the 5-days leading up to the festival dates. Open to local artists working at any level of their practices or those new to performance practice entirely, the workshop culminates in a public showing of works in progress. 

FADO is also pleased to present a new performance by BBB Johannes Deimling during the festival, entitled Every Rose Has A Thorn. Only a very few images of this performance exists as Deimling asked all but the festival photographer to put down their cameras during the performance.

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.







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