LEMKE, André-Philip

2002 4th 7a*11d Festival

André-Philip Lemke, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 7a*11d 2002 PHOTO Andrew Pommier

The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto)
Thursday October 31 2 pm
outside Art System

Friday November 1 2 pm
outside Art System

Saturday November 2 4 pm
University Settlement Recreation Centre swimming pool | 23 Grange Rd

Sunday November 3 3 pm
Moonbeam Coffee Company | 30 St. Andrew St.

Monday November 4 2:30 pm
La Hacienda | 640 Queen St W

Tuesday November 5 2:30 pm (“commercial break”)
corner of Yonge St and Dundas St

Wednesday November 6 2:30 pm
Eaton Centre | 220 Yonge St

Thursday November 7 3 pm
Art System

Friday November 8 2 pm
Art System

Saturday November 9 2 pm
Art System

Sunday November 10 12 pm
Art Gallery of Ontario | 317 Dundas St W

The ten performances that will occur on ten different days are dedicated to the ten commandments. The idea is based on a dream I had where god was preaching about what is not allowed. His angels were there to illustrate the things that are not allowed by performing them. You can imagine that it was a quite amazing and colourful atmosphere in the church, a bit like a fun fair. I want to create a similar atmosphere by making little actions that are dedicated to each commandment.

The performances will last between two and five hours, but like all my performances they will work with repetitive actions (like feeding a meat-eating plant twenty-seven insects – dedicated to the sixth commandment: Thou Shall Not Kill).

André-Philip Lemke was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1970. In 1999 he received an MFA from the Academy of Art in Munster. Working in the public sphere, Lemke installs himself in site-specific locations as a salesman in the context of the everyday marketplace. He creates object or interactions, drawing the viewer or consumer into the work. Through his personal souvenirs, Lemke’s work extends itself inextricably into life.

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André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #1 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #1 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #2 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #2 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #3 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #3 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #4 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #4 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #5 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #5 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #5a Commercial Break from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #5a commercial break 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #6 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #6 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #7 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #7 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #8 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #8 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #9 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #9 7a*11d 2002

André-Philip Lemke The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) 2002 #10 from 7a*11d Performance Art Festival on Vimeo.

André-Philip LEMKE, The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto) #10 7a*11d 2002