2010 Performance Art Daily

Performance Art Daily
Toronto Free Gallery | 1277 Bloor St W
Artist Talks:
Friday October 22 to Sunday October 24 and Tuesday October 26 to Saturday October 30 12 pm
Closing Panel:
Sunday October 31 2 pm at XPACE Cultural Centre | 58 Ossington Ave

Presented by Toronto Free Gallery in collaboration with 7a*11d.

Performance Art Daily is a noon-hour artist talk show series featuring many of the festival’s visiting artists in conversation with local artists. The shows will be recorded live and archived online. This is an opportunity for local audiences to get to know the visiting artists in a relaxed setting. Find out more about the ideas behind the artists’ performances and learn about the processes and conditions for creating and presenting performance art in their own countries. The talk show format will include interviews with individual artists and a ‘foreign correspondents’ section in which artists/curators talk about the festivals and other projects they organize in their own regions. In addition, three special question period sessions (see below) will feature invited guests addressing key performance art issues in a panel format.

The Performative?
Wednesday October 27
The TouVA Collective discusses their research into “the performative.” They are currently co-authoring a book project that seeks to reexamine the discourses around performance art and to identify how the performative process is articulated today. Their inquiry involves an active, living discourse that simultaneously informs their collective performances, workshops and artist talks.

Friendly Globalism?
Friday October 29
In his lecture, “Notes Toward ‘The Eternal Network in the Era of Globalization”, guest artist Roddy Hunter thinks critically about how globalized politics have impacted—and even engendered—an understanding of the art of action. While international performance art festivals tend to be grassroots events organized by artists and tied to local conditions, this session considers to what extent such festivals homogenize cultural differences and normalize particular forms of exoticism. What lasting benefits can be gained from these temporary and nomadic encounters?

Closing Panel: Invaders of the Everyday?
Sunday October 31
The art/life dichotomy was a driving tension of twentieth century art, fuelling the anti-spectacle sentiments of much performance art as well as inspiring the injection of the fantastic and virtual into daily life. Its more recent legacies include the ideals of interactivity and relational aesthetics—but these terms already seem exhausted. Ten years into a new century, this year’s panel considers the productiveness of the art/life tension/continuum for performance artists today.


2010 Performance Art Daily October 22: Jeffery BYRD, Helge MEYER & Gwendoline ROBIN; hosted by Berenicci HERSHORN

2010 Performance Art Daily October 23: Jürgen FRITZ, Kaori HABA & Jolanta LAPIAK; hosted by Laura NANNI

2010 Performance Art Daily October 24: Maurice BLOK, Robin BRASS & Brian CONNOLLY; hosted by Paul COUILLARD

2010 Performance Art Daily October 26; Chuyia CHIA, Stein HENNINGSEN & Carlos MONROY; hosted by Jess DOBKIN

2010 Performance Art Daily October 27: TouVA Collective (Anne BÉRUBÉ, Victoria STANTON & Sylvie TOURANGEAU); hosted by Pau COUILLARD

2010 Performance Art Daily October 28: Teresa DILLON, Agnes NEDREGARD & Irma OPTIMIST; hosted by Andrew James PATTERSON

2010 Performance Art Daily October 29: Roddy HUNTER; hosted by Paul COUILLARD

2010 Performance Art Daily October 30: Sara LÉTOURNEAU, Pancho LÓPEZ, Francis O'SHAUGHNESSY & Martine VIALE; hosted by Bojana VIDEKANIC

2010 Performance Art Daily October 31: Michael FERNANDES, karen elaine spencer, Joakim STAMPE & Victoria STANTON; hosted by Johanna HOUSEHOLDER