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The Shifting Plane of Performance


Thursday April 26, 2012 - 6pm, Performance by Ali El-Darsa
Friday April 27, 2012 - 5:30 to 9:30 pm Symposium
Saturday April 28, 2012 - 1pm to 3pm Discussion forum moderated by Matthew Goulish

All events are at Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario

The Shifting Plane of Performance is a series of performances, symposia, and a discussion forum that examines contemporary developments and directions of performance art, its relationship to social practice and relational aesthetics, and how performance functions beyond North American or European models.

In partnership with the South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Toronto the three-day platform will open with a performance by the Montreal-based artist, Ali El-Darsa on Thursday April 26th.

This will be followed by an intensive symposium on performance art on Friday April 27th, and will culminate in a moderated discussion forum on Saturday April 28th. The symposium and forum are funded through Diane Borsato and Stephanie Springgay’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant “The Institute of Walking: Research and Creation in Relational and Interventionist Arts Practices” and produced in collaboration with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, and co-curated by Swapnaa Tamhane. For further information or to register for the symposium and/or forum please contact stephanie.springgay@utoronto.ca.

This event is free.
Email: stephanie.springgay@utoronto.ca

Event Schedule

Thursday April 26th 6 pm

Performance by Ali El-Darsa Entr’acte
Location: Debates Room, Hart House
Produced in collaboration with SAVAC

Friday April 27th 5:30 to 9:30 pm

Location: Hart House East Common Room

“Panel 1: Positions of Performance Today”: Christof Migone, Curator, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga; Antawan Byrd, Doctoral Student, Art History, Northwestern University, Chicago; Swapnaa Tamhane, Artist/Curator, Toronto; Ambereen Siddiqui, South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Toronto.

“Panel 2:  Performance not merely as performance”: Darren O’Donnell, Artistic Director, The Mammalian Diving Reflex, Toronto and the Torontonians; Vesna Krstich, Curator, Toronto/London; Wanda Nanibush, Executive Director, ANDPVA, Toronto; Jimena Ortuzar, PhD student, The University of Toronto; Amish Morrell, Editor C Magazine.    

“Panel 3: Institution vs. Public Space”: Stephanie Springgay, Assistant Professor, OISE, The University of Toronto; Emelie Chhangur, Assistant Director, Art Gallery of York University; Jess Dobkin, Artist/Curator, Toronto; Jorge Lucero, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Kim Simon, Curator, TPW.

Saturday April 28th 1 to 3 pm

Moderator: Matthew Goulish, Adjunct Full Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Location: Hart House South Dining Room

Performance by Ali El-Darsa "Entr'acte" description
Presenter bios
Presentation titles and abstracts

SAVAC JMBNew Ontario Arts Council SSHRC CRSH FIP