Pleasure Addicts by Brenda Goldstein

Performance
May 16, 2009Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto4:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Pleasure Addicts is a performance landscape, an all woman-carnival, a transmission from another media universe, where an evening of channel flipping is compressed into a single space. Pleasure Addicts explores the love-hate, inherently unstable push-pull nature of mass media conceptions of femininity drawn from celebrity culture, reality television, lifestyle programming, and run of the mill prime-time TV. 

PERFORMERS
Yvonne Bambrick
lo bil
Leila Gajusingh
Brenda Goldstein
Cathy Gordon
Jesika Joy
Heather Keung
Maria Legault
Victoria Moufawad
Jennifer Norton
Aubrey Reeves
claudie wittmann


The Pleasure Addicts performance was conceived by Brenda Goldstein after a year-long collaboration with Jesika Joy, Leila Gajusingh, Heather Keung, Jenn Norton, Aubrey Reeves, and claude wittmann. Watch for our upcoming video Piece of Me.

Set and props: David Frankovich, Stephanie Chris
Video: Cabot McNenly
Make-up: Shawna Renee
Photos: Henry Chan

Pleasure Addicts is indebted to the support and assistance of FADO, Heather Haynes and the Toronto Free Gallery, and the Ontario Arts Council.


Artists


Documentation


Writing


Engagements


Series

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