2000 • 3rd 7a*11d Festival
7a*11d’s 3rd International Festival of Performance Art takes place in Toronto from October 25 to November 5, 2000. This year we feature artists from Australia, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine, US and UK as well as local and national heroes.
Organized by an unincorporated non-profit group of artists, the festival offers a series of autonomously curated events. A showcase for new and progressive performative works that fall outside the traditional boundaries of established genres, the festival invites emerging and established artists of the highest quality from around the world to present their work. This year’s venues include:
Flicker, Skip, Moan…: performances that exemplify the characteristics of light, movement, sound, water, film, video and sugar.
Prognosis: content driven work that explores notions of cultural hybridity.
StrangeWays: works that explore the fantastic and the imaginary; myth and magick, nonsense, the grotesque, the absurd and the surreal.
=Videodrome= Body + Blood/Picture + Sound: event as experience over spectacle.
Master Class Five: a tag team style action art relay for five artists and twenty five objects
Special performances: works by Jill Orr (Australia), co-sponsored by Le Lieu’s Rencontre internationale d’art performance de Québec, and S. Higgins (Toronto)
Public Spaces/Private Places: co-presentations of four new projects curated by Fado Performance Inc.
Experience as Spectacle as: our closing panel and discussion.
7a*11d/ YYZ festival opening: Wednesday October 25 at 8 pm, at YYZ, 401 Richmond St W
Join us for The 7a*11d Festival Kick Off — cocktails, book launch for Live at the End of the Century, and the opening of the YYZ gallery show, with a performance by otiose, Gibraltar Point artists in residence.
Light, movement and sound are the focus of this series of installation-based performance works, with an emphasis on how these elements can be used in counterpoint or overlap to push the limits of their expressiveness outside traditional theatrical conventions. A program of the the 3rd 7a*11d International Festival of Performance ArtCurated by Churla BURLA and …
Prognosis directs focus toward work that deals with contemporary social, political and ethical issues with a view to the future. We are particularly interested in exploring notions of the “cultural hybrid.” Living and working in a culturally rich community, we are aware of the challenging and sometimes loaded dialogue in art and criticism on issues …
StrangeWays is a project of the International Bureau of Recordist Investigation and forms part of our ongoing research into the surreal, absurd, fantastic, and similar currents of contemporary art and culture. This live event will present the work of four contemporary performance artists, two from Canada and two from Europe, whose work demonstrates a fundamental …
= Videodrome = Body + Blood / Picture + Sound is the latest installment of Jubal Brown’s ongoing campaign to bring together performance art and underground dance/rave culture. Promising “experience as spectacle,” Brown’s interest is to combine the best of both worlds, providing the sensual, experiential environment and engaging atmosphere of a late-night dance party, …
Master Class 5 features five performance artists participating in a unique form of collaboration. Master Class 5 will investigate the role of audience/participants in the live medium of performance/action, the performance cliche, and the living visual picture. Each artist is asked to choose and describe five objects/tools or concrete/tactile elements that are essential to the …
It may be understood that spectacle itself is a charged word, and probably connects too directly to Debord alone, so if you want to nominate another term, please do. For our purposes spectacle is the visual and visceral apprehension of the performance event by audience. How much it implies passivity is an open question and …
These programs were initiated by other organizations and presented as festival co-sponsorships.
Spanning two years and featuring approximately 25 artists from Canada, the US, Europe and Asia, this series provides a broad look at issues of place and relationship. Public Spaces/Private Places explores the elements that turn neutral ‘space’ into meaningful ‘place’. These works examine the degrees of intimacy, connection and interaction that mark the dividing line …