Performance
x for staying here with us now by Sherri Hay

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to present x for staying here with us now, a new performance work by Sherri Hay. 

As a sculptor, it has never seemed outlandish to me to think about objects as having a life of their own. Nurit Bird David talks about a kind of empathetic understanding between people and the things around them that is bred by familiarity. A good friend from Japan tells how seamstresses hold funerals for their needles, burying them in a soft cool block of tofu at the temple. Which sounds quaint and funny, though of course even we are every day more familiar with how our smart devices seduce us. 

For so much of our history what has been valorized was the human who would subdue and shape the world through his reason and will, a world that was considered to be inert and insensible. In this new age of connectivity, some new ways of being and relating are coming into focus, beginning to acknowledge to a broad spectrum of otherness, and preferring self-organization to dominion.

Two evenings, two different non-human performers performing a score. The performance will move slowly, lasting perhaps 45 minutes. The exact time of the performance will be determined by the performer, in the moment. The performance will be corporeal, unmediated and analogue, not moved by electronics or motors. It will be attendant to real life forces like gravity, as well as its own material constraints. 

On the occasion of this new work by Sherri Hay, FADO is pleased to publish the fourth in The Golden Book series, containing an interview about the process of creating this performance, conducted by FADO and the performer in x for staying here with us now.

Performance 1: February 16 @ 7:30pm
Performance 2: February 24 @ 4:00pm

© Sherri Hay, x for staying here with us now, 2018. Photo Henry Chan.

Book
Golden Book 4: x for staying here with us now


On the occasion of this new work by Sherri Hay, x for staying here with us now (2018), FADO is pleased to publish the fourth in The Golden Book series, containing an interview about the process of creating this performance, conducted by FADO and the performer in x for staying here with us now.

Golden Book 4: x for staying here with us now (2018)
Author: Text by Sherri Hay; interview by FADO
Design: Lisa Kiss
Publisher: FADO Performance Art Centre
Series: Golden Books, 4th
10 pages; 1 photo (colour); 4.24 x 6 inches ; Print Book, English

Books Red

Books about artists (and sometimes by artists) allow artists' work to be accessed by more people in more places. Artist books have the uncanny ability to both expand and convolute artists’ practices. Unabashedly enjoying the pun, Books Red is a fragrance composed entirely of materials derived from sources that are red, at one moment in their lifespan. The fragrance is formulated to be impossibly ever-lasting, forever extending in all directions.

Top Notes

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Middle Notes

red tobacco, moroccan rose, geranium

Base Notes

poppy, cade, redwood forest