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
The book is edited by Moynan King. The performance is by Moe Angelos.
December 14–15, 2017
Performance Club 2: Valley of the Dolls 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 by Moe Angelos
September 10, 2019
Performance Club 5: The Talking Grave by Hope Thompson
September 12, 2019
Performance Club 6: Art Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, subtitle; Does This Giacometti Make Me Look Fat? by David Bateman
September 19, 2019