LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2001

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LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2001 Promotion and Publicity
Date:
2001-10-13-2001-11-30
Description:
This collection contains objects of general relevance to the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2001, including promotional materials, listings, and articles.
Robert Ashley and Jacqueline Humbert, 'Empire and Au pair'
Date:
2001-11-16
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Empire is an allegory about the establishment of one of the largest corporations in the world. Au pair explores the often hilarious relationships of adventure-seeking childcare workers from Europe with their affluent American employers. A screening of Robert Ashely's works was shown at Pacific...
David Yonge, 'Yellow Diablo'
Date:
2001-11-02
Genre:
performance art
Description:
This performance is equal parts professional wrestling and sound assault. The costume (as well as some of the theatrics) is a replica of a 1970's Mexican wrestler. The Yellow Diablo appears in costume preparing for a match and wired with 15 microphones. Diablo's opponents are inanimate...
Bryan Mulvihill and World Tea Party, 'Communitea: A Portrait of Tea in the Community'
Date:
2001-11-30
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Communitea features a video-viewing of past tea performances occurring in the development of this piece in at Gallery Gachet in the Downtown Eastside. Bryan Mulvihill will serve tea in this closing performance art event of the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art in Vancouver.
Kerriann Cardinal, 'A Mile in My Moccasins'
Date:
2001-11-28
Genre:
performance art
Description:
A chance for the audience to experience with Cardinal the tender relationship that she had with her grandmother who taught her about her Métis heritage. This performance was presented by grunt gallery.
Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely, 'Impure: Reinventing the Word'
Date:
2001-11-25
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Thundering Word Heard, the weekly spoken word/music fusion open mic series, presented the Vancouver book launch of 'Impure: Reinventing the Word: The Theory, Practice, and Oral History of 'Spoken Word' in Montreal'. Word-sters included Jen Lam, T. Paul Ste. Marie, Kedrick James...
kim dawn 'strangling my kitten / her mouth in my mitten'
Date:
2001-10-27
Genre:
performance art
Description:
This is a loss of bodily control, of bodily functions. She experiences both repulsion and desire simultaneously. She is abject. She is outside of herself. Her body lies dormant beside her body being traumatized. This performance was part of the Fluid Sexuality Series, exploring sexuality that lives...
Liminal, 'Objects for the Emancipated Consumer'
Date:
2001-10-25-2001-10-27
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Dynamo presented Liminal's original production, Objects for the Emancipated Consumer, a multimedia spy drama and interactive performance and installation. Six characters searched for answers to an ambiguous series of past, present, and future crimes in a fictitious international airport city....
Alvin Erasga Tolentino 'Volt 2'
Date:
2001-10-19
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Volt is "the electric body and its kinetic charge, the language used to depict acquisition - what attracts and repels desire. A continuing fascination, exploration, and re-invention of identity, the past, present, and future self..." - Alvin Tolentino This performance was part of the...
Diane Landry, 'La Morue (Cod)'
Date:
2001-11-11
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Using two record players in a DJ-like manner, Diane Landry conducts a true circle of casual objects: various kitchen tools, toys, shoes, skates, for example, randomly take their turn on the plates one after another. Caught in a kind of merry-go-round, their daily routine is 'unsettled';...
Irene Loughlin, 'Vertigo'
Date:
2001-10-27
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Irene Loughlin incorporates states of grasping and hanging from a fire escape in an off-site performance located in a local alley of Canada's poorest postal code. A memorial piece for people who have died in the alley and a testimonial to those who survive against the odds. This performance...
Lisa Deanne Smith, 'Flower Girl'
Date:
2001-10-19
Genre:
performance art
Description:
In Flower Girl, Lisa Deanne Smith created an interactive performance piece wearing a costume incorporating fresh flowers. Standing on a pedestal, Smith spoke about her desires then walked through the audience and surrounding neighbourhood asking people to "please pick me". This...

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