Performance Club

2017 – 2019

As a proposition for a performance or the framework for an actual book club, FADO’s Performance Club series redefines the historical and contemporary performance art canon, one book club, and one book, article, essay, or anthology at a time. Invited artists perform the role of book club facilitators, leading the audience through a performance of a reading, a reading performance, a performance about a book, or a bookish performance. This series is on-going. Sometimes we pick the book and invite an artist; sometimes we invite an artist and they pick a book. Just like a real book club, we ask the audience to read the suggested material before coming to the performance. But don’t worry, just like a real book club, no one ever does. 


Performance Club 1: Queer/Play
Edited by Moynan King
Performance by Moe Angelos
December 14–15, 2017


Performance Club 2: Valley of the Dolls
Performed by Keith Cole
January 20–February 20, 2018


Performance Club 3: 9Questions, an artist project by Gustaf Broms
That time we made our own book, 2018


Performance Club 4: Book Club: snowflakes in the echo chamber
Performed by Moe Angelos
September 10, 2019


Performance Club 5: The Talking Grave
Performed by Hope Thompson
September 12, 2019


Performance Club 6: Art Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, subtitle; Does This Giacometti Make Me Look Fat?
Performed by David Bateman
September 19, 2019


Works


Engagements

Series Purple

An ode to FADO's history, Series Purple is composed of a collection of purple fragrance materials dating back to the Roman Empire. Dense, intense, and meandering, this fragrance tells us non-linear stories.

Top Notes

huckleberry, violet

Middle Notes

cassis, lilac, heliotrope

Base Notes

orris root, purple sage, labdanum