Tableau Vivant: Eatons Catalogue 1976

Tableau Vivant: Eaton’s Catalogue 1976

Those of us whom was raised in the united states within the 1960s and 70s lacked art, Bible tales, and history as universal sources. The tome that shaped our values most tangibly had been the department store catalogue, a wish guide of that which we might have and whom we’re able to be when it was got by us. Gender had been demonstrably defined, battle ended up being single, and course was center. In this performance we make use of the tableau type to enact a full page through the Eaton’s catalogue, the most-read guide of our Canadian youth. We’ve paired women’s formals (a appearance we now have had trouble effectively fitting into) with restroom plumbing system to invoke the bounty that is endless cleanliness and hope that the catalogue implied. Three ladies stay in vacant stillness, water streaming through the spouts at their breasts.

Duration: The 15 moment performance is duplicated twice one hour

First performed: March 1998, Hallwalls Centre for modern Art, Buffalo, nyc. Later performed at Counterposes, Montreal, curated by Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick.

Astroart area Corps

Commanders Dempsey and Millan are getting ready to enter deep room, to produce revisionist stellar cartography and explore the resistant character of anti-matter.

First performed: September 2014, Los Angeles Nuit Blanche, Calgary, Alberta

Photos by Lindsey Bond

Big Wig

The revolting together with revolutionary, the reviled while the revered are united by locks in this time travelling sing-along. Through the wigged ladies of Ancient Rome to your hirsute heights of seventeenth century France to those really hairy 1960s: the world’s many infamous queen traces the real history of radical tresses while thinking democracy.

“we want personal revolution. I would like to cut back field tops, and purchase one out of the mail. I would like anachronism and misconception, and also the myth that is anachronistic things are certain to get better. I wish to be pretty and only a little tragic, not too tragic because that will make me personally dead. “

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