Koren Bellman, The Disciplinary Lounge 7a*11d 1998 PHOTO Cheryl Rondeau
The Disciplinary Lounge
Sunday August 23 5 pm
87 Wade Ave, 3rd floor
Curated by Terril-Lee W. Calder as part of Dinner @ 5 (we are what we eat)
Koren Bellman plays on the traditional British construct of High Tea. Taking her cue from childhood games of serving tea, the associations between tea time and strict social etiquette, and the absurdism of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Bellman will present her own variation on the theme. Serving tea and crumpets from a chair that rises 10 feet into the air, Bellman will provide an ironic commentary on the embedded cultural, social and economic messages to be found at the dining table.
Koren Bellman is a multidisciplinary artist active in the visual/ performance art community of Toronto. She spent one year in Florence, Italy studying visual arts and dance prior to her involvement in performance art. Bellman’s outdoor/environmental performances are an amalgamation of her study of movement merged with the study of art therapy and installation. Her group performances include work at the Just of Laughs Festival, Montreal; Hillside Festival of the Arts, Guelph; Wind, Symptom Hall; Ten Toes and One Bare Foot, Hart House; and various performances with the Subtonic Monks . Solo performances include from the corner of my eye., 7a*11d; Who are you?, Yoko Ono Birthday Party; and Passion Fruit, Paradiso (Yellow Hat Collective show).
Dinner @ 5 simultaneous performances and installations, 7a*11d 1998 ©Koren Ballman
Koren Bellman, from the corner of my eye 7a*11d 1997 PHOTO Cheryl Rondeau
from the corner of my eye
Thursday August 7 12 pm – 2 pm
Friday August 8 2 pm – 4 pm
Saturday August 9 4 pm – 6 pm
Sunday August 10 6 pm – 8 pm
Monday August 11 8 pm – 10 pm
Trinity Bellwoods Park (Queen St W to Dundas St W, Gore Vale Ave to Crawford St)
Curated by Terril-Lee W. Calder-Fujii, Jenny Keith & Derek Mohamed as part of Sediment
Koren Bellman is an interdisciplinary artist who graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1997. In 1995 she was accepted to OCAD’s Off-Campus Florence, Italy Program and spent one year in Florence studying painting and drawing. Recently she has been experimenting with outdoor/environmental performances that are an amalgamation of her study of movement and dance and the study of art therapy and installation. She has been highly active in group performances including at the International Just For Laughs Festival, Montreal; Hillside Festival of the Arts, Guelph; Wind at Symptom Hall; Ten Toes and One Bare Foot at Hart House, U of T; and occasionally with the Subtonic Monks.
Koren Bellman, from the corner of my eye 7a*11d 1997 ©Koren Ballman