October 27, 2010: Performance Art Daily: The Performative?

Performance Art Daily: The Performative?
Toronto Free Gallery | 1277 Bloor St W
Artist Talks: October 27
TouVA Collective (Anne BÉRUBÉ, Victoria STANTON, Sylvie TOURANGEAU), hosted by Paul COUILLARD
Presented by Toronto Free Gallery in collaboration with 7a*11d

The TouVA Collective discusses their research into “the performative.” They are currently co-authoring a book project that seeks to reexamine the discourses around performance art and to identify how the performative process is articulated today. Their inquiry involves an active, living discourse that simultaneously informs their collective performances, workshops and artist talks.

Performance Art Daily is a noon-hour artist talk show series featuring many of the festival’s visiting artists in conversation with local artists. The shows will be recorded live and archived online. This is an opportunity for local audiences to get to know the visiting artists in a relaxed setting. Find out more about the ideas behind the artists’ performances and learn about the processes and conditions for creating and presenting performance art in their own countries. The talk show format will include interviews with individual artists and a ‘foreign correspondents’ section in which artists/curators talk about the festivals and other projects they organize in their own regions. In addition, three special question period sessions (see below) will feature invited guests addressing key performance art issues in a panel format.

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