Henri Louis Chalem

Brazil / Canada

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Henri-Louis Chalem has lived in Québec City since 1985. As a multidisciplinary artist and cultural worker, he has worked in many media, including video, music, installation and performance. A fervent promoter of art in public space, his work is based on reflections about how others see it and the social function of art. Since 2007 he run in European little town with company UBUS THÉÂTRE, ambulant multidisciplinary puppet theatre His work has been presented in Quebec, Colombia, France, Taiwan, Morocco, Mexico, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Uruguay, Argentina , Cuba, Brazil.

Art Nomade

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to be partnering with Art Nomade, International Meeting of Performance Art of Chicoutimi, to present four of the festival’s artists in Toronto. Founded in 2007, Art Nomade takes place once every two years in Saguenay, Québec. Curated by Francis O’Shanghnessy, Art Nomade also serves as a networking platform that works with partner organizations to present invited artists in regional and provincial artist-run centers, galleries and museums.

October 25 @ 8:00pm: Henri Louis Chalem, Danny Gaudreault
October 26 @ 8:00pm: Lynn Lu, Mathieu Bohet

October 27 @ 3:00pm

Art Nomade is an international meeting of regional, provincial, and international performance artists, showcasing the breadth and depth of contemporary performance art. Founded in 2007 by performance artist and Artistic Director, Francis O’Shaughnessy, the Meeting is produced by the artist-run center Espace Virtuel. Art Nomade takes place every two years in Saguenay, Quebec. The meeting also serves as a networking platform that allows the artists to perform in different artist-run centers, galleries and museums both on the provincial and national levels. Art Nomade is spreading its wings this year by proposing a two-week program in Chicoutimi, doubling the one-week schedule of first two editions, and a networking platform program that will run throughout the month of October. Taking place at the magnificent patrimonial site, the Pulperie de Chicoutimi, the Meeting will present no less than twenty artists from four continents, which will represent the most important international presence that Art Nomade has ever programmed. The Meeting’s new deployment will also take place into the networking platform. Therefore, the 2013 edition proposes to double the number of partners and to perform in 15 to 20 different sites throughout Quebec and Canada.

The 3rd edition of Art Nomade takes place from October 1-31, 2013.

Partners for this edition of Art Nomade include La Pulperie (Chicoutimi), Langage Plus (Alma), Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh (Mashteuiatsh), Caravansérail (Rimouski), VIVA! Art Action (Montreal), Praxis Art Actuel (Sainte-Thérèse), Le Lieu (Québec), L’Oeil de Poisson (Québec), Folie/Culture (Quebec), Gallery 101 (Ottawa), AXENEO7 (Gatineau), Galerie SAW Gallery (Ottawa), and FADO Performance Art Centre (Toronto).

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