DONE NODE by Alastair MacLennan

Curated and presented by FADO Performance Art Centre in the context of the PSi Conference, taking place in Toronto from June 9–12, 2010.

It’s been 10 years since Alastair MacLennan’s rigorous and unique style of performance installation has been presented in Toronto. FADO is once again pleased to present a new performance work entitled DONE NODE, and other activities by one of the UK’s most respected performance artists.

“A primary function of art is to bridge our spiritual and physical worlds. Through crass materialism we have reduced art to cultural real estate. Actual creativity can be neither bought nor sold, though its husks, shells and skins often are. It is possible in art to use meta systems without over-reliance on physical residue and attendant marketplace hustling, jockeying and squabblings. Art is the demonstrated wish and will to resolve conflict through action, be it spiritual, religious, political, personal, social or cultural. To heal is to make whole. As well as ecology of natural environment, there is ecology of mind and spirit. Each is a layer of the other, interfused, three in one. The challenge for us today is to live this integration. Already we are late. Time we have is not so vital as time we make.”

Alastair MacLennan

FADO is proud to be supporting and a part of the team of people and organizations hosting Alastair MacLennan’s and his various engagements and activities while in Canada. These include:

Present Response
Performances by Paul Couillard (curator), Alastair MacLennan, Margaret Dragu, Aiyyana Maracle
Gallery Lambton, Sarnia
May 6–8, 2010

FADO presents A Symposium on Teaching and Learning Performance Art
Speakers include: Alastair Maclennan, Margaret Dragu, Marilyn Arsem, Tanya Mars, Johanna Householder, Paul Couillard, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Jess Dobkin
OCAD, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
May 10 @ 10:00am–4:00pm

FADO presents DONE NODE by Alastair Maclennan
Butterfield Park at OCADU, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
May 12 @ 3:00pm–8:00pm

Hamilton Artists Inc. & FADO present NO NOU ME NON by Alastair MacLennan
Hamilton Artists Inc., 161 James St North, Hamilton
May 14 @ 7:00pm–10:00pm

© Alastair MacLennan, DONE NODE, 2010. Photo Henry Chan.

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