1997 • 1st 7a*11d Festival
7a*11d is proud to announce its first annual festival of performance art, taking place from August 7 – 11, 1997.
Join us for an exciting 5 days of activities taking place at four different locations in Toronto’s Queen Street West area.
Find out what innovation, experimentation, risk-taking and nourishment for the body and soul are really all about.
Five Venues over Five Days with 45+ Performance Works from 60+ Artists
Exciting, Professional and Uncompromising Live Art
Admission to most events by donation
Artists from all over North America
Performances range from 6 minutes to 24 hours
All venues are within walking or simple local transport distance
Staggered event times to see more each day
Each evening of the Festival will highlight a specific venue
Attend our special Sunday morning panel discussion
7a*11d is an unprecedented coalition of Toronto performance, dance, visual and multimedia artists and artist groups committed to promoting and raising the public profile of Performance Art, through a unique Festival devoted to the form. We welcome you to take part in this exciting, inaugural year. Dive into the wide wide wild world of Performance Art!!!
The 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art features five different curated programs organized by different members and collectives within our group, as well as a special artist panel.
FIVE HOLES: Touched
FIVE HOLES: Touched is the second in a series of performances dealing with the five senses. The first part (FIVE HOLES: I’ll Be Seeing You, A Space, 1995) used the device of a peep show to explore the sense of sight and the process of seeing. For Touched, artists are using the nooks and crannies …
For .in/attendant., curated and coordinated by Shannon Cochrane, a total of five artists are being chosen to present time based or duration performance works designed for a store front window. Emphasis is placed on these works utilizing not only the window stage, but conceptually and physically addressing and activating the spaces which surround it: the …
:JAWA:bot:Machines That Perform
Mechanical, robotic, electronic sculpture/installation/performance organized by members of the JAWA Collective, including artists solicited through an open call for submissions. * JAWA is the name of several cities in Asia.* JAWA is a Finnish motorcycle company renowned and infamous for producing obnoxious, loud, gas-guzzling motorcycles that are virtually indestructible.* The cute and dangerous creatures of …
Pleasures of the Flesh: The Body in Time (panel discussion)
This panel discussion provides a critical context for the work in the festival, focusing on why performance artists think the lessons of our bodies remain important even as many of us rush to embrace and perhaps even dwell in technological, electronic and virtual environments. @ Symptom Hall | 160 Claremont St (just south of Dundas …
Prognosis uses Symptom Hall’s upstairs and downstairs main spaces as flexible, changeable environments to accommodate a wide variety of work. A total of nine pieces will presented over a three-day period, using video, film, live sound, movement-based work, food and more in conjunction with performance elements. Six of these works will be presented as part …
Toronto is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, inhabiting landscape that was once lake, marshlands and swamp. The southern downtown, built on landfill, exists where once were wetlands, an aquatic filter for the watershed. We have filled and covered and erased the paths of water as it runs from the highlands to the lowlands, …