Call for Submissions: LuminaTO at OCAD

Monday, April 14, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, April 18, 2008 - 4:00am

This year's LuminaTO festival (June 7, 2008) will focus on Queen West's artistic contribution from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s... with a special focus on OCA (now OCAD), music, and performance arts. One of my tasks is to help organize the display of artifacts from the day: posters, photos, album covers, newspaper items, weird objects ... all the things that might contextualize the time.

We have the use of the "Great Hall" at OCAD for the day of June 7 for this exhibition of what production creator Martin calls "memorabilia". I am asking for contributions to this exhibition... anything that might evoke the period that you would be willing to share for a day.

If you are interested in submitting an artifact, please obtain a form for acknowledgment and return information from Kym Pruesse, Professor, Liberal Studies, OCAD at kpruesse@faculty.ocad.ca, and drop off your submission in an envelope clearly marked with the lenders’ name and contact information to the LuminaTO box in the Faculty of Liberal Studies office, Room 315, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto. The office is open Monday Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. All artifacts will be returned!

Also, any volunteer help in managing the installation and take down would be welcome. Alumni and student involvement would be very helpful.

More info:
Kym Pruesse, Professor, Liberal Studies OCAD, kpruesse@faculty.ocad.ca
Henry Martinuk, Continent Productions, continentproductions@yahoo.ca

Deadline: Friday April 18, 2008

Email: 
kpruesse@faculty.ocad.ca

Mukwa Geezis 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

The Association for Native Development in the Visual & Performing Arts (ANDVPA) presents its annual gathering at OCAD.

Venue & Address: 
Various locations at OCAD 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Decamp: A Toronto Public Feelings Project!

Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 4:00am

Decamp is a group of scholars, artists and activists in the Toronto
area working on questions of public feelings, affects, and senses as
these bear upon social-political issues and events. Modeled after
"Feel Tanks" in N.Y., Chicago, and Austin, we invite all interested to
join us in an affective day of interactive performance, screenings,
and audience discussion to inaugurate Feel Tank Toronto, with a Queer
counterpublic twist. Decampers include Megan Boler, Elspeth Brown,
Michael Cobb, Ann Cvetkovitch, John Greyson, OCAD Professor Johanna Householder, Holly Karibo, Allyson Mitchell, Will Munro, John Ricco, Dana
Seitler, and anyone else who joins us on Saturday, March 15th.

Decamp: A Public Feelings Toronto Project Morning Session---Tears:
Saturday March 15, 10-12:30 pm
Theory-oke with Johanna Householder/Ann Coulter. Ann Coulter's
provocative speech will be followed by interventions and interactive
discussion with audience about affect in the political and public
sphere on topics from Hillary's Tears to The Daily Show. Location:
Munk Centre, 108N. University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto.
Lunch provided, 12:30-2 pm.

Decamp Public Feelings Toronto Project Afternoon Session---Laughter:
Saturday March 15, 2-4 pm
Interactive Show and Tell: Queer Counterpublics in the GTA.
Featuring affective screenings, testimonies, interventions from
Decampers and attendees. Facilitated by Allyson Mitchell and John
Greyson. Location: Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue,
Toronto. This event in programmed in conjunction with the related
installation (on view at the Textile Museum) by artist Allyson
Mitchell, "Hungry Purse: the vagina dentata in late capitalism "
(2006-07). Transportation provided.

4-5 pm: Closing Wine and Cheese Reception, mezzanine of the Textile Museum.

Decamp: A Toronto Public Feelings Project has been supported by funds
from the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto with
institutional support from the Centre for the Study of the United
States, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto.
Prof. Ann Cvetkovich is the Johnson-Connaught Distinguished Visitor in American Studies for 2007-08 and Professor of English and Women's and
Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of
Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism
(1992) and An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian
Public Cultures (2003).

Related Programming:
Wednesday, March 12, 9 pm
Pre-Humptive Behaviour. Featuring The Gretchen Phillips experience,
and other guest performers. Location: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen
Street West, Toronto. No cover charge.

Friday, March 14, 2-4 pm
Ann Cvetkovich: Depression: A Public Feelings Project.
Location: Munk Centre room 208, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire
Place, Toronto.

Ann Cvetkovich is the Johnson-Connaught Distinguished Visitor in American Studies at the Centre for the Study of the United States for
2007-08 and Professor of English and Women?s and Gender Studies,
University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Mixed Feelings:
Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (1992) and An
Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures
(2003).

Friday, March 14, 6-8 pm
Sex is so Abstract (14 March-4 April)
Opening Night Screening and Reception: 6-8
Public Conversation with artists and curator John Ricco: 7:00pm

Part Two of Queer Here, Queer Now: an exhibition of international
contemporary queer video, curated by John Paul Ricco. Featuring works
by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Emelie Chhangur, and Jean-Gabriel Periot,
and the Canadian premiere of works by Fernando Arias, and SUPERM
(Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny). Location: V-Tape, Suite 452, 401
Richmond Street (at Spadina), Toronto, ON

Venue & Address: 
Munk Centre, 108N, University of Toronto 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Search Engine

Friday, March 14, 2008 - 7:00pm

The Great Hall showcases the accomplishments of this year’s first-year students with a week-long exhibition and series of exciting events. Take this opportunity to recognize the fabulous imaginations and acuity of this year’s first-year students and their works. Events highlight environmentally friendly art, wearable art, performance and new media. Be sure to check it all out!

Search Engine:
A high-tech scavenger hunt culminates in the reassembly of a familiar work of art as teams of students, armed with digital cameras and laptops comb the campus for clues and fragments that they will email back to their headquarters. Organized by faculty member Nancy Paterson.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Great Hall Event poster with event info

Undercover

FY Great Hall Event
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

The Great Hall showcases the accomplishments of this year’s first-year students with a week-long exhibition and series of exciting events. Take this opportunity to recognize the fabulous imaginations and acuity of this year’s first-year students and their works. Events highlight environmentally friendly art, wearable art, performance and new media. Be sure to check it all out!

Undercover:
Performance will be in the spotlight as first-year students participate in a fun, competitive “fashion show” of wearable art by students in Experimental Art and Creative Process & Research. Be there to applaud students’ imaginations in this unique event facilitated by faculty members William Hodge, Jennifer Long, Judith Tinkl and Colette Whiten.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Closing Reception

FY Great Hall Event
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Great Hall showcases the accomplishments of this year’s first-year students with a week-long exhibition and series of exciting events. Take this opportunity to recognize the fabulous imaginations and acuity of this year’s first-year students and their works. Events highlight environmentally friendly art, wearable art, performance and new media. Be sure to check it all out!

Closing Reception:
Join first-year Faculty of Art students for pizza and refreshments to celebrate the culmination of a week of inspired student achievement.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Fado Performance presents: The 2nd Annual Valentine-Oh-Grams!!

valentines hearts
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 5:00am

Some lovers give chocolates and some splurge on roses. This Valentine's Day give the gift that will charm your sweetie for the entire year ' performance art! Say 'I love you" with a Fado Performance Valentine-Oh-Gram!

OCAD Alumni Shannon Cochrane, Louise Liliefeldt, Laura Paolini, and Lisa Deanne Smith and others help raise funds for FADO Performance Inc.

Choose one of these sweet and unique live performance-oh-grams created and performed by local performance art luminaries:

Careless Whisper: A Singing Vagina Valentine-oh-Gram

Serenade your sweetie with George Michael's classic ballad as sung by performer Lisa Anne Ross wearing a giant vagina costume (yes, you read it right). George Michael's words delivered with James Brown's dramatic flair. Comes with a tiny bottle of champagne, which is sort of phallic looking (but ridiculously small next to the giant vagina). For those with a good sense of humour or a healthy dose of hubris.

The Say Anything Valentine-oh-Gram

It's 1989 and a trench coat wearing John Cusack is standing outside your bedroom window in the rain holding a boombox over his head playing 'In Your Eyes' by Peter Gabriel. Swoon. Now picture this: It's February 14, 2008, and you've just bought the Say Anything Valentine-Oh-Gram for your sweetie. A group of performance artists wearing trench coats holding boomboxes over their heads playing that Peter Gabriel song (or another song, your choice) arrive at your sweetie's home (or office or yoga class etc.) and melt his/her heart with this romantic cinema image. Need we say anything more?

The Spelling Bee Valentine-Oh-Gram

C-R-E-A-T-E (space) A (space) S-P-E-C-I-A-L (space) M-E-S-S-A-G-E for your loved one and our team of performance artists will deliver it to your darling spelling bee style using megaphones and flash cards. Can't think of something to say that says it all? Let our team of performance artists spell out your love for you. Suitable for loved ones of all kinds ' lovers, friends, or go educational and purchase this Valentine-oh-Gram for the kids.

The Display of Affection Valentine-Oh-Gram

For the lover who doesn't mind a little PDA in the form of a group hug/multiple kisses delivered by total strangers ('Don't worry honey, it doesn't mean anything, they're just performance artists'). The Display of Affection Valentine-Oh-Gram is a collapsible travelling kissing/hugging booth that sets ups instantly at your Valentine's location and comes complete with a line-up of loving performance artists ready and willing to offer all the PDA's you're too shy to display. Modest and slightly less modest versions available.

NEW this year!

The Valentine-Oh-Phone

Give us the name and phone number of your 'special someone' and on Valentine's Day we will call them for you and engage them in a warm and fuzzy conversation about how much they are loved (using information you have provided us, of course). Local, Canadian or US calls only. Valentine-Oh-Phones are suitable for long distance lovers, parents, best friends, or secret admirers. Discretion assured!

Order your Valentine-Oh-Gram from Fado Performance today!

Each and every live performance Valentine-Oh-Gram comes with an appearance by the Giant Heart Mascot and the option to include a personalized message. Or be anonymous! All of our Valentine-Oh-Grams are kid friendly, family friendly and friend friendly and are delivered right to your front door, office or place of leisure by our team of professional performance artists including Gale Allen, Paul Couillard, Shannon Cochrane, Cathy Gordon, Erika Hennebury, Berenicci Hershorn, Ed Johnson, Louise Liliefeldt, Tanya Mars, Laura Nanni, Laura Paolini, Don Simmons, Lisa Deanne Smith and many others, and introducing this year, the Singing Vag ' Lisa Anne Ross.

Prices

The Careless Whisper Singing Vagina Valentine-oh-Gram:

Order before February 7 and pay $100. Order after February 7 and pay $110.

All other live performance Valentine-Oh-Grams:

Order before February 7 and pay $50. Order after February 7 and pay $60.

The Valentine-Oh-Phone:

Order anytime before February 13, 2008 and pay $25 per call or get 3 calls for $50!

Here's how it works:

Call or email us and we will work with you to choose the perfect Valentine-Oh-Gram. All we need to start the process is the name, location and preferred time to find the recipient of the Oh-Gram between 8am and 10pm on February 14, 2008. Times are flexible and we will do our best to suit your needs. Oh-Grams are available on February 14, 2008 only.

Payment is due (cash, cheque) before February 13, 2008.

About Fado Founded in 1993 and incorporated in 2001, Fado was established to provide a stable, knowledgeable and supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art works created by Canadian and international performance artists. Fado is the only artist-run centre in English Canada devoted specifically to this form. Fado's activities include presenting performances, artist talks and symposia, festivals, residencies, exchanges and workshops, as well as publishing in a variety of formats, including video and for the web.

Fado is pleased to acknowledge the ongoing support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Venue & Address: 
To happen in many different locations in Toronto! Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
fadohearts@gmail.com

LIVE: Nicholas & Sheila Pye

The Pyes
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

This will be the first public performance by Toronto artists and OCAD alumni Nicholas & Sheila Pye, the collaborative duo whose videos and staged photographs draw on the history of performance art and vaudeville to explore tropes of auto-eroticism, narcissism, and co-dependence. Responding to themes of gender politics and sexuality in the work of exhibiting artists Steven Shearer and Andrea Bowers, they present a fable-filled world where masculine and feminine collide. Work by Nicholas and Sheila Pye has been exhibited and screened internationally and was recently acquired by the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC.

Venue & Address: 
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
$2 Members, $4 Non-Member

Mirage( the Sudden Appearance of Many Marys)

Mirage
Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 4:00am

instructor Vessna Perunovich will present her newest performance piece "Mirage( the Sudden Appearance of Many Marys)" at the Toronto International Art Fair, Opening Gala Event.The project has been developed in colaboration with choreographer Zoja Smutny and costume designer Vanja Vasic and is produced by Bjoranson Kajiwara Gallery from Vancouver, BC.

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Tickets: $185

Johanna Householder launches "MORE CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

book cover with multiple images of preformance art
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

PLEASE join us for the LAUNCH of MORE CAUGHT IN THE ACT: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women

Editors, Artists, Writers and Photographers in attendance!

Special Launch Price!

The long-awaited second book, More Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, edited by seminal performance artists Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars, is an indispensable compendium of original research and writing on Canadian women in performance art — covering work made from 1995 to 2015. Like the first volume, Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women (2004), this book gives readers a tactile, first-hand glimpse into this vibrant and largely under recognized subject in contemporary Canadian art history.

Richly illustrated with a stunning colour cover and 264 black and white images, More Caught in the Act captures the depth and breadth of this exciting field, its artists and their practices. The book includes 30 comprehensive profiles of artists from across the country, along with five contextual essays that place current performance strategies by women within broader art historical and cultural contexts. Designed by Zab Design & Typography and published by Artexte, Montréal and YYZ Books, Toronto, More Caught in the Act includes profiles of OCAD alumnae Reona Brass, Shannon Cochrane, Louise Liliefeldt and Camille Turner and writing by OCAD U. faculty Lillian Allen, Jim Drobnick, Cheryl l’Hirondelle, Johanna Householder, and b.h. Yael.

Venue & Address: 
YYZ 401 Richmond St., #140

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