Since 2000, FADO has been celebrating Canada’s senior performance artists with this multi-faceted series. Featured artists are asked to create a major new work, which is followed by a (text and video) publication documenting the artist’s history in performance. The series curator and publication editor is Paul Couillard.
Canadian Performance Art Legends has honoured:
Cleaning and Loving It (performance, 2000)
La Dragu: The Living Art of Margaret Dragu (publication, 2002)
Tyranny of Bliss (performance, 2004)
From Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Work of Tanya Mars (publication, 2009)
The Route to Rosa (performance, 2006)
Alain-Martin Richard: Performances, Manoeuvres and Other Hypotheses for Disappearing (publication, 2014)
The Route to Rosa by Alain-Martin Richard
The Route to Rosa is a subjective and ever-changing portrait of the city, in which the artist, a stranger, encounters ethnically diverse inhabitants, using people’s hands as a starting point.
Tyranny of Bliss by Tanya Mars
Inspired by a variety of sources ranging from the 14th Century frescoes of Ambrogio Lorenzetti on the Effects of Good and Bad Government to Fellini’s Satyricon, Tanya Mars constructs a modern day social satire with a cast of 30 performers.
BOOKS & OTHER EPHEMERA
From Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars
Anthology of Tanya Mars’ body of work, published in 2009, featuring essays, photos, and DVD with video documentation.