Missed an event, or just want another perspective on what happened? Follow our festival blog at 7a-11d.ca/festivalblog. Updated daily, the blog contains critical writing by this year’s commissioned writers, Jessica KARUHANGA and Michelle LACOMBE, as well as photographs by our festival photographer, Henry CHAN. Also enjoy Margaret DRAGU’s daily livestream of VERB FRAU TV at 4 pm.
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Henry CHAN (photographer) has been documenting performance art in Toronto since 2006. He has photographed the activities of FADO Performance Art Centre for the last 10 years, six of the 7a*11d festivals, as well as events, exhibitions and performances at various arts venues. When he is not using a camera, Henry is crunching numbers and pushing paperwork as an accountant.
Jessica KARUHANGA (blog writer) is an artist currently based in Toronto. She holds a BFA from Western University, and a MFA from University of Victoria. Her visual art and performances have been presented internationally at Goldsmiths, Deluge Contemporary Art, Whippersnapper Gallery, OCAD U, Videofag, Electric Eclectics, and The Drake Hotel. Karuhanga was featured in FADO Performance Art Centre’s 2014 Emerging Artist Series at Xpace Cultural Centre. She has lectured at The Power Plant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum as well as Black Portraitures a bi-annual conference organized by Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
Michelle LACOMBE (blog writer, Montreal, QC) has developed a conceptual body-based art practice since her graduation from Concordia University in 2006. Her work has been shown in Canada, the USA, and Europe in the context of performance events, exhibitions and colloquiums. Her practice as an artist is paralleled by a strong commitment to supporting alternative models of dissemination and live art practices. She has worked with a number of Montreal artist-run centres such as articule and La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, and is currently the director of VIVA! Art Action, a bi-annual performance art festival. In addition, she has had numerous and varied experience curating, writing, and resisting dominant culture.