LIVE Biennial of Performance Art: The Early Years

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Hester Reeve, '2001 a space odyssey - an exploration of truth'
Date:
2001-10-31
Contributors:
Reeve, Hester (Creator)
Genre:
performance art
Description:
A live durational performance piece carried out in isolation performed by Hester Reeve in England but projected into a prepared location in Vancouver for LIVE 2001. The projected performance presents the spectator with the virtual artist's body interacting with concrete physical space but from...
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.
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,...
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...
LIVE at the End of the Century
Date:
1999-10-01-1999-11-06
Description:
This collection contains objects of general relevance to LIVE at the End of the Century 1999, including promotional materials, listings, and articles.
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.
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...
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,...
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...
Dolores Dallas, 'An Apple is an Apple'
Date:
2003-11-06
Contributors:
Dallas, Dolores (Performer)
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Dallas creates a moving sculpture by transforming animal hides into abstract forms and sculptures, applying 'tattoo-like' designs and free verse poetry to the surfaces. The plains of the skins are screens into which she will project her collected images of traditional Native culture as...
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...
Helena Goldwater, 'pucker'
Date:
1999-10-07
Genre:
performance
Description:
pucker is the story of how one woman's sexuality revolves around and inside her mouth. With falling ice, secreted hairnets and golden handbags, Goldwater revels in the pleasure of words as they roll off the tongue.

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