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2. Assembling a Toolkit vs. the Logic of the Archive

2. Assembling a Toolkit vs. the Logic of the Archive

If we consider performance as 'of' disappearance, if we think of the ephemeral as that which 'vanishes,' and if we think of performance as the antithesis of preservation, do we limit ourselves to an understanding ...
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1. KinesTHESES Project Background: Introducing the Digital Toolkit Idea

1. KinesTHESES Project Background: Introducing the Digital Toolkit Idea

By Paul Couillard KinesTHESES was developed and organized by me (Paul Couillard) under the auspices of the Toronto Performance Art Collective (TPAC) as an "off-year" project.[1] KinesTHESES features 10 artists, who were invited to develop ...
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13th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (2020) postponed

13th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (2020) postponed

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art has been postponed. With the support of our key funders, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts ...
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Thursday November 21 session of claude wittmann's work fully booked

Thursday November 21 session of claude wittmann’s work fully booked

Although claude wittmann's project drop in and i will pay you $15/hour: we will build bicycle wheels together to fundraise money for a lawyer is generally operating on a drop-in basis, claude has advised that ...
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KinesTHESES: Artist talk/negotiated interaction with Barak adé Soleil and claude wittmann

KinesTHESES: Artist talk/negotiated interaction with Barak adé Soleil and claude wittmann

claude wittmann and Barak Adé Soleil in conversation with the audience, KinesTHESES 2019 VIDEO STILL Saturday November 9 2 pmWychwood Theatre (Wychwood Barns) 601 Christie St., Studio 176FREE Artists Barak adé Soleil and claude wittmann ...
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Body Atlas

Body Atlas

PHOTO Paul Couillard Saturday August 24 2 pmBachir/Yerex Presentation Space @ 401 Commons, 401 Richmond Street West, 4th floor& live-streamedFREE Join ‘Dr. Margaret’ [Dragu] and ‘Dr. Fiona’ [Griffiths] for a walk and talk and do ...
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A hand holds up an orange ball with the words 'Step 2' printed on it.

Step 2

Step 2 image PHOTO Stephanie Marshall Wednesday August 14 noon – 3 pmKensington Market Come find KinesTHESES artists in residence Stephanie Marshall and Sakiko Yamaoka as they engage in a kinesthetic dialogue together. In lieu ...
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Verb Frau TV Season 7 now online

In 2016, we invited Vancouver-based artist Margaret Dragu to create a daily livestream during the 11th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, which resulted in the production of VERB FRAU TV Season 5: 7a*11d. She ...
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Louise Liliefeldt performing at the Theatre Centre

Tender considerations

By Geneviève Wallen • Januray 14 2019. • As a writer commissioned to report on this year’s 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, this was the first time I had attended the entire festival. My ...
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Elvira Santamaría performing Salt Cartographies at Sur Gallery

RE:FRAMING

By Francesco Gagliardi Over the last 21 years and 12 festivals, 7a*11d, Toronto’s International Festival of Performance Art, has presented performances in the streets, in galleries and storefronts, in repurposed schools and converted industrial spaces ...
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