International Performance Art Festival
in Toronto, Canada 2002

4th International Performance Art Festival
Oct. 31 - Nov. 10, 2002
at Art System, 327 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

UNofficial web by ARAI Shin-ichi

official web http://www.7a-11d.ca/events.html

8 November 2002 at Art System

Tari Ito (Japan), Andre-Philip Lemke (Germany), Chris Wildrick (United States), Daniel Barrow (Manitoba), Mimi Nakajima(Japan), ARAI Shin-ichi (Japan), Cheli Nighttraveller (Quebec), Diane Landry (Quebec), Clive Robertson (Ontario), Iwan Wijono (Indonesia), Pierre Beaudoin (Quebec), Skip Arnold (United States), John Beagles and Graham Ramsay (Britain), Istvan Kantor Monty Cantsin? Amen! (Ontario), Bruce Barber (Nova Scotia), Anita Ponton (Britain), Roi Vaara (Finland), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (Britain), _badpacket_ (Ontario)
(Mike Steventon & Michelle Kasprzak) w/Sarah Peebles, ReciproCity/ReciproCite Collective
(Shannon Cochrane, Paul Couillard, Margaret Dragu, Tagny Duff, Kirsten Forkert, Benjamin Muon, Songs of the New Erotics, Victoria Stanton, Josee Tremblay)

We (ARAI Shin-ichi, Mimi Nakajima and Iwan Wijono) were invited to this festival by FADO
and FADO gave us everything for the festival.
Thanks! Paul, kiss!

26 Oct. 2002
Tari Ito (Japan)
Where Is The Fear
Curated by Rochelle Holt.
Presented by A Space
Exhibition runs October 26 - November 23
at A Space, 401 Richmond St. W.

31 Oct.-10 Nov. 2002
Andre-Philip Lemke (Germany)
The Ten Commandments (live in Toronto)

Chris Wildrick (United States)
"The Correspondence Cube of Ostensible Epistemological Systems & Polling and Ostended Ontological Nomination & Gestation" (A.K.A. "The Ballot Box")

31 Oct. 2002
Chris Wildrick (United States)
Who Is That Unmasked Man?

Daniel Barrow (Manitoba)
The Face Of Everything

1 Nov. 2002
Mimi Nakajima (Japan)
Wind doesn't blow branches

ARAI Shin-ichi (Japan)
Happy Japan!

2 Nov. 2002
Istvan Kantor Monty Cantsin? Amen! (Ontario)

Cheli Nighttraveller (Quebec)
HalfbreedLand, Admission: Dirt Cheap!

Diane Landry (Quebec)
La morue/The cod

Clive Robertson (Ontario)
Turning the page (2002)

Iwan Wijono (Indonesia)
The Rootless Man: What U can give to Nature, not what U can take from Nature

3 Nov. 2002
Pierre Beaudoin (Quebec)

Skip Arnold (United States)

6 Nov 2002
Skip Arnold (United States)
a ruin beside 1266 Queen West

6 Nov. - 14 Dec. 2002
John Beagles and Graham Ramsay (Britain)
Burgerheaven: The True Taste of Stardom
Presented by YYZ.
Opening reception November 6, 7-9pm
at YYZ, 401 Richmond St. W.

7 Nov. 2002
Istvan Kantor Monty Cantsin? Amen! (Ontario)
An Unseen Selection from the Days of Song and Sex
A co-presentation with Pleasure Dome
at The Latvian House, 491 College St.

8 Nov. 2002
Bruce Barber (Nova Scotia)
Diddly Squat (three performances about money)
November 8, 2 pm - November 9, 8 pm (30 hrs)
The first will consist of me Performing 30 hours of community work.
The second will consist of my public nomination of a vacant building in the city as an official squat by placing the internationally recognized squat sign on the door and/or a window of the building.
The third will be at the conclusion of my community work.
Bruce Barber was born in Auckland, New Zealand and currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received an M.F.A. from the University of Auckland and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). He went on to teach at NSCAD, Simon Fraser University, and The Banff Center. He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions worldwide and publishes regularly in Fuse and Parachute with major essays in Performance by Artists (1980), Performance Documents and Text(e)s (1982), A Book Working (1980-82), and Living Art (1979).

ARAI Shin-ichi (Japan)
Tourist #5: For E. H. Norman

Anita Ponton (Britain)

Roi Vaara (Finland)
Shit Happens

9 Nov. 2002
Iwan Wijono (Indonesia)
Body for Rent / Body for Auction
also 7,8 Nov.

Emmanuelle Waeckerle (Britain)
Slow March In Toronto (the making of a second road movie)
The artist makes her own road movie. A live video relay allows the audience to witness simultaneously the process as well as the finished thing - a hypnotic time-based melody with built-in suspense. This performance concludes the idea of a roadwork I have been developing since 1996 - a journey paradoxically spent endlessly carrying the "baggage" of the road of life that we wander. The idea of fluidity and flux in identity and space has been central to modernity and has, overtly or covertly, found its way into my multidisciplinary art practice.

Waeckerle is a senior lecturer in visual art at Surrey institute of Art and Design in Farnham.
Project developed with financial support from London Arts. Travel to Toronto funded by Surrey Institute of Art and Design.

_badpacket_ (Ontario)
(Mike Steventon & Michelle Kasprzak) w/Sarah Peebles
Our bodies have become the site for a battle between corporations in tandem with governments for corporate and political power. With interrupt_7, we question why biotechnology is being seen as a solution to all of our ailments, both physical and emotional. It is possible that the cure is worse than the disease.

ReciproCity/ReciproCite Collective
(Shannon Cochrane, Paul Couillard, Margaret Dragu, Tagny Duff, Kirsten Forkert, Benjamin Muon, Songs of the New Erotics, Victoria Stanton, Josee Tremblay)
An experiment in simultaneous performance (inter)activities. The ReciproCity/Re'ciproCite' collective began as an invited collaboration of artists from Vancouver, Montre'al and Toronto interested in site-specific performance actions. Since presenting initial projects in Montre'al and Toronto (2001), the group continues to explore formats for collaboration while responding to the elements of time, space, experience and relationship that unite and separate us.

10 Nov. 2002
La Dragu Book Launch
Fado, in cooperation with the Art Gallery of Hamilton, is pleased to launch the first book in the Canadian Performance Art Legends series. La Dragu looks at the life and work of Margaret Dragu, with essays by Glenn Alteen, Paul Couillard, Andy Fabo, Debbie O'Rourke, Sarah Sheard, a chronology by Brice Canyon, and a DVD featuring two videos by Dragu. Edited by Paul Couillard. Margaret Dragu will be in attendance.

"This first comprehensive survey of a Canadian performance artist contributes immeasurably to the literature. Must reading for scholars and aficionados of performance art everywhere." -Tanya Mars

Images versus Iconoclasms or shooting sacred cows from a train of thought
Panel and Discussion moderated by Johanna Householder

We are like Benjamin's angel being blown backward - looking at the debris piling up from five decades of performance (art). As much as we struggle against the idea of lineage, we waver between the peddling of an iconoclastic oneupmanship, feminist autonomy and the autodidact enfant sauvage. Artists, curators, critics, pedagoges - how do we differently manipulate the history of what we do, and what is at stake? Who does performance art history belong to? Did Paul McCarthy beget The Osbournes? Are images of political action, political action? Is history fatal? (with apologies to Clive)

I would like to say thank you to all festival staffs and audience and also to
Shannon Cochrane, Paul Couillard, Dave Dyment, Johanna Householder, Louise Liliefeldt, Tanya Mars

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