LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2005

Meredith Monk, 'Chan Centre Performance'
Date:
2005-11-12
Contributors:
Meredith Monk (performer)
Genre:
music
Description:
Meredith Monk is a legendary composer, singer, director/choreographer, and creator of new opera, musical theatre works, films, and installations. A pioneer in interdisciplinary performance work, her ground-breaking exploration of the voice as an instrument, as an eloquent language in and of itself...
KIT and Robert Saucier, 'Infrasense'
Date:
2005-11-12-2005-12-03
Contributors:
KIT (artist), Robert Saucier (artist)
Genre:
installations (visual art)
Description:
Infrasense is a two-person collaborative sound and robotic installation. Nine plastic and metal molded robotic sculptures, representing the Trojan horse' electronic virus, moved slowly across the gallery space in a straight line, backwards and forwards. Three faster 'Bugs' that are...
Lida Abdul, 'Ice Performance'
Date:
2005-10-28
Contributors:
Lida Abdul (performer)
Genre:
performance art
Description:
As an artist who works both in performance and video art, Lida Abdul creates poetic spaces that allow the viewer to interrogate the familiar and the personal. Her work is guided by a ritualized formalism that insinuates the immediacy of myth and the playfulness of a mind seeking to understand the...
The Al Neil Project
Date:
2005-10-15-2005-11-25
Genre:
performance art
Description:
In conjunction with the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2005, The Al Neil Project presented 4 evenings of interdisciplinary work by, and inspired by, Vancouver innovator Al Neil, a seminal force in the multi-disciplinary practices that have flourished on the West Coast. Al Neil's career as a...
Judy Radul and Geoffrey Farmer, 'Set: Room 302'
Date:
2005-10-22-2005-11-26
Genre:
art exhibitions
Description:
Judy Radul and Geoffrey Farmer's collaborative work resulting from their excursions to Vancouver courtrooms. The artists examined the "cultural performance" that takes place within the court of law, a fertile 'stage' because the court (like the theatre with which it has...
Pam Hall and Margaret Dragu, 'Marginalia'
Date:
2005-11-03
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Marginalia is a performance and installation work by Dragu and Hall that began in February-March of 2004 during their Vasistas' residency at Theatre La Chapelle in Montreal. Since then they have been extremely busy exchanging email/snail mail correspondence, collecting video imagery, writing...
LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2005 Promotion and Publicity
Date:
2005-10-15-2005-11-26
Description:
This collection contains objects of general relevance to the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2005, including promotional materials, listings, and articles.
Nihilist Spasm Band
Date:
2005-10-18
Genre:
music
Description:
Nihilist Spasm Band has performed with various lineups since their formation in London, Ontario in 1965. Known internationally for their home-made instruments and unconventional approaches to tuning, tempo, and time signature, the Nihilist Spasm Band are considered one of the first noise bands and...
Ellen Fullman, 'The Long String Instrument'
Date:
2005-11-18
Contributors:
Ellen Fullman (Performer)
Genre:
concerts (performances)
Description:
Imagine a musical instrument with one hundred wires strung over fifty feet. This is the extraordinary Long String Instrument (LSI), developed over twenty years by internationally acclaimed composer-performer Ellen Fullman. For this marquee event in Western Front's "String Theory"...
Astrid Hadad y Los Tarzanes
Date:
2005-10-22
Contributors:
Astrid Hadad (performer), Los Tarzanes (performer)
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Cabaret diva-comedienne and performance artist, Astrid Hadad, already a legend in her native Mexico City and across the world, is known for her ravishing voice and outrageous stage presence. Astrid's show is a fusion of song, theatre and cabaret with gorgeous music from her band "Los...
Hans Winkler, 'Nova Library'
Date:
2005-10-17-2005-11-26
Contributors:
Hans Winkler (artist)
Genre:
community art
Description:
Named after William Burroughs' novel, Nova Express, the Nova Library attempts to share the creative process with the community and represent the spirit, ideas, and creativity of current and former drug users in the Downtown Eastside. Working with a number of organizations to collect title...
Martin Beauregard, 'Fireworks'
Date:
2005-10-30
Contributors:
Martin Beauregard (performer)
Genre:
performance art
Description:
For LIVE, Martin Beauregard produced his performance 'Fireworks', using a slide projector and live sound effects. Beauregard's simulations fall flat, never reaching the needed climax in their fulfillment of his intention to wipe out wonder and make a big deal out of nothing.