Basil AlZeri, The Death of Performance Art 7a*11d 2014 PHOTO Henry Chan
The Death of Performance Art
Saturday November 1 8 pm
My work emphasizes the artist’s role in eliciting change through social and community practices. Public actions invite people to break away from their daily routines for a moment to observe, interact and perhaps reflect. Through acts of generosity and inclusivity, I extend a proposition to anybody willing to challenge their preconceived notions of the everyday. My previous work has examined issues of geographical and cultural relationships as a way to speak to the complexities of interpersonal relations between displaced bodies
Basil AlZeri is a visual artist who works in performance, video, installation, food and public art interventions. AlZeri’s work has been exhibited in Toronto (FADO Preformance Art Centre, Nuit Blanche, Whippersnapper), Québec (Fait Maison, VIVA! Art Action, SBC Contemporary Art Gallery), Ottawa (Ottawa Art Gallery/Creative Cities Conference), Mexico (Transmuted International Performance Art Festival, Performancear O Morir), and Chile (PERFOLINK International Performance Art Festival). Upcoming projects include a public performance/installation project in Sackville, New Brunswick, and the city of Ottawa’s Community Arts and Social Engagement program.
Alison Cooley’s eyewitness account
Additional observations by Alison Cooley