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FADO’s 2014 Emerging Artists Series curated by Kate Barry

Anthea Fitz-James, Emma-Kate Guimond, Jessica Karuhanga, Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle, Rah

March 8, 2014 - March 29, 2014

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Durational performance is a mode of live art where the artist works directly with the medium of time. Over the course of hours, days, or longer the performer and the audience can experience a physical, mental, spiritual and/or emotional transformation. Durational performance functions to bring the performer and the audience into the moment; time is made palatable and visceral. Artists like Tehching Hsieh, Alastair MacLennan, and most famously, Marina Abramovic, demonstrate how durational performance art can use mental and physical endurance to challenge the commoditization of art by offering an experience of art that is ephemeral by nature. 11:45PM provides the platform to five emerging artists to create performance art works of long-duration from several hours to several days long.

Anthea Fitz-James
Unraveling the Daughter’s Disease: Secrets, Knitting and the Body
March 8, 12pm – 6pm
March 9, 1pm – 5pm

Emma-Kate Guimond
March 16, 12pm – 8pm

Jessica Karuhanga
The trip, and the fall, and the lost heap of longing
March 19 – 22, 1pm – 5pm daily

Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle
6 hours 6 minutes 6 seconds
March 28, 6pm – 12am

March 29, 12pm – 6pm

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image credit: Jessica Karuhanga, 2013

Initiated in 2002 by Tanya Mars, FADO’s Emerging Artists Series was created to provide a professional platform for emerging artists from Toronto and beyond. Working within a curatorial framework, the series is intended to nurture new work and ideas, provide direction and mentorship, and to showcase the work of the community’s newest perspectives in performance art.

The 2014 Emerging Artists Series was curated by FADO Board Member Kate Barry in consultation with Xpace and a committee of local artists (including Xpace Director Amber Landgraff, Videofag founder Jordan Tannahill, theatre artist Audrey Dewyer, and Xpace intern Humboldt Magnussen. Thanks to our partner, Xpace Cultural Centre.