LIVE at the End of the Century

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Paul Wong, 'Re-Act'
Date:
1999-11-04-1999-11-04
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Re-Act was a two night retrospective of live art by Paul Wong, taking the form of a live multimedia presentation including video projects and multi-monitors, live video mixing, musicians, audio, lighting, movement, and theatrics, all directed live on stage. Wong reframed dozens of collaborations,...
Kiss & Tell, 'Borderline Disorderly'
Date:
1999-10-09
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Lesbian art collective Kiss & Tell's Borderline Disorderly draws on their experiences as artists and activists to confront the complexity of making art as queer Canadians. This performance is about artistic process, censorship, the gulf between image and representation, perceptions of...
Winston Xin and Mo-Ling Chui, 'Notes From the Lab'
Date:
1999-10-23
Genre:
performance art
Description:
This event brings a fresh approach and current elements of urban youth culture into the dialogue of spectatorship and performance. The 1990s saw an explosion of technologized culture. Turntablism, music producers/arrangers, video, and multimedia artists increasingly create art and performance...
Performance Art Cabaret
Date:
1999-10-01
Genre:
performance art
Description:
The Performance Art Cabaret at the Vogue Theatre was the kickoff event for LIVE at the End of the Century, the first LIVE Biennial of Performance Art. Organized by Glenn Alteen and Brice Canyon, this event continued a tradition of cabaret productions at grunt gallery dating back to the late 1980...
Judy Radul, 'Rehearsal'
Date:
1999-10-29
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Rehearsal is part of an ongoing investigation on the conditions which surround "performance". The performance event accompanies a two week installation that attempts to activate the gallery space, blurring lines between performance and non-performance and questioning its supposed...
Dana Claxton, 'Ablakela'
Date:
1999-10-16
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Ablakela, meaning 'calm' in the Lakota language, is a performance work by Dana Claxton, accompanied by Peyote Singers Johnny Mike and Verdell Primeaux of The Native American Church. The performance employs a large video projection of Claxton braiding grass live accompanied by singing,...
Performance Art Auction
Date:
1999-11-13
Genre:
performance art
Description:
A joint production of Western Front and grunt gallery, this fundraiser featured performance and video documentation, a live performance by Velveeta Krisp and an auction of performance props and related artworks.
Clint Burnham and Mark Laba, 'Cop Puppet'
Date:
1999-10-22
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Accompanying an exhibit at Artspeak of the same name, Cop Puppet employs stuffed animals as narrative vehicles that critique the darker side of state power and popular culture. The stuffed animal impart a pleasant familiarity and provide an alternative means to directly experience the essence of...
Talent Hut, 'The Return of Talent Hut'
Date:
2001-10-13
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Talent Hut, established in 1989, is rearing its ugly head once more after an extended run in hell. Mainstays MC Jimmi Schmmoz, Orlan Fortrel, Big Glory (guitar) Hole, Ina Pavolvina, Jean Poole, Boofka Putz, Countess Turnoff, and new recruits take you on a seedy tour of the bottom end of show biz....
Andrea Fraser, 'Writer's Talk'
Date:
1999-10-21
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Artist and educator Andrea Fraser gives a talk on her performance practice, critical interrogation of art history, and institutional critique of exhibition spaces as addressed through one of her best known works, Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, 1989.
Thirza Cuthand, 'Alice'
Date:
1999-10-19
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Alice was performed as part of ALA's Havana Gallery series and was curated by Lynn Hill. A monologue rich with moments of reflection and humour, Thirza Cuthand's Alice examines survival, visibility, and intersecting Queer and Indigenous identities as Lewis Carroll's Alice, who also...
Satina Saturnina, 'Sector X'
Date:
1999-10-07
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Sector X: the hot new work by New Zealand fetish/punk artist Satina Saturnina (Victoria Singh with Derek Champion and Chris Swain). A 45 minute autoerotic journey in two sexual stages, symbolizing mental states associated with the orgasmic process. They are presented as seemingly dadaesque worlds...

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