Tableau Vivant: Eaton’s Catalogue 1976

Tableau Vivant: Eaton’s Catalogue 1976

Those of us whom spent my youth in united states into the 1960s and 70s lacked art, Bible tales, and history as universal sources. The tome that shaped our values most tangibly had been the emporium catalogue, a wish guide of that which we may have and whom we’re able to be as soon as we started using it. Gender had been obviously defined, competition ended up being single, and class had been center. In this performance we make use of the tableau type to enact a typical page through the Eaton’s catalogue, the most-read guide of your Canadian youth. We now have paired women’s formals (a appearance we now have had trouble effectively fitting into) with restroom plumbing system to invoke the endless bounty, cleanliness and hope that the catalogue implied. Three females stay in vacant stillness, water streaming through the spouts at their breasts.

Duration: The 15 moment performance is duplicated twice an hour or so

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

Astroart area Corps

Commanders Dempsey and Millan are getting ready to enter space that is deep to build up revisionist stellar cartography and explore the resistant character of anti-matter.

First performed: 2014, La Nuit Blanche, Calgary, Alberta september

Photos by Lindsey Bond

Big Wig

The revolting while the revolutionary, the reviled together with revered are united by locks in this right time travelling sing-along. Through the wigged females of Ancient Rome towards the hirsute levels of seventeenth century France to those extremely hairy 1960s: the world’s many infamous queen traces the annals of radical tresses while thinking democracy.

“we want personal revolution. I wish to cut back field tops, and purchase one out of the mail. I would like anachronism and misconception, together with anachronistic myth that things are certain to get better. […]