Thursday, October 31, 2013

Babble (Babel) Public Performance Event, Hart House, University of Toronto Feb 8-10, 2014

Artists: ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee), Margaret Dragu, Christine Brault.
Event Guest Blogger & Writer: Winnipeg media artist, academic and educator Joanna Black
For map and directions to Hart House:
Accessibility entrance to Hart House off of Tower Road from Hoskin Avenue. Elevator provides access from 1st to 3rd floor. Performances are on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. Lost ? Check in with the HUB at Hart House entrance and they will direct you.

ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee)
Entertaining without a Maid
In the fall, ARTIFACTS took up the English upper-middle-classed language of etiquette in Entertaining without a Maid. Hart House, as representative of a history of the “gentleman” and that which is “proper” in Upper Canada, framed this conversation well. In February, ARTIFACTS will continue with this theme and will also work as collaborative provocateurs with Babble (Babel) content.
Feb 8, Board Room, 1-2 pm
Feb 10, South Sitting Room, 1-2 pm

Mixed ID’s: Seek—sort—connect—assemble— res-sembler—ras-sembler
I come from a mixed background composed of French, Scottish and maybe from other unknown roots and ones I can now create or imagine. Playing with meaning of words and double meanings as corporal gestures, I will use words related to land, identity, ways of expression, mostly coming from Latin, French and English, and create an in-between language to comprehend the mixed roots intertwined in my own being. I will write words on myself and others. I will record murmurs of words or questions…
Feb 8 & 10, Chapel, 2-3pm

VERB WOMAN: Dictionary for a Conscious Corpus

Verb Woman explores body, language, injury, connectedness and disconnectedness through a durational performance that draws on Margaret Dragu’s 40+ years as both a professional artist and personal fitness trainer/movement instructor. Verb Woman uses anatomy texts, English-to-other-language dictionaries, idiomatic dictionaries and other reference books to physically explore common injury sites and their rehab protocols and notions of mentoring and education of girls as an instrument for social change.
Feb 8 & 10, Bickersteth Room, 11 am-1 pm

Public Discussion: Feminist Performance: Collaboration and Intervention
 Feb 9, 2-4 pm Reading Room, Hart House

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