- October 17, 2002
Depicting visual and emotional vignettes, Looking for Love In the Hall of Mirrors is Daniel's third graphic-performance. This live illustration traces and develops the internal dialogue of a common (sub)cultural archetype - the acerbic old queen. The character leaves the farm and moves to the city looking for love and artistic success; many of the protagonist's sermons address the politics of a sexually-charged landscape, and so the piece also obliquely addresses conformity in the queer community. This exhibition has a recorded electronic score by audio artist Jeffrey Cressman which accompanies the live monologue.
By Daniel Burrows
Category | 135 ProgramsPerformance
- May 9, 2002
In 1954 the elected government of Guatemala was overthrown by a coup encouraged by the United Fruit Company in collusion with the CIA. Ramirez-Figueroa uses this as a starting point for his performance that mines Guatemalan history and the Broadway musical. This minimalist dance musical without words or music derives inspiration from Elsa Miranda, Disney Cartoons and political speeches to explore aspects of Latin American history.
By Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
- April 4, 2002
Gallery 536, with the support of grunt gallery, is proud to present the world's first Online Avatar Talent Show - a virtual online talent show in a 3D video game like environment. Participants will be drawn from the Traveler online community, and thus will hail from around the globe. The talent categories will include Spoken Word, Comedy, Dance and Music. A winner from each will be selected by audience members in attendance at grunt and notified via email. This even in the second in a series exploring performance using the internet within a live audience context.
By Jeremy Turner
- January 17, 2002 to February 8, 2002
Different/Diverse brings together European video artists from the UK, Finland, Estonia and Italy in a program that explores notions of normalcy and the abnormal. Different/Diverse is a production of Nuova Icona & Vortice and in Vancouver it will be co-hosted by grunt and Western Front. The screening and exhibitions give a strong look at current European video practice. The show consisted of a screening, on January 17, and a simultaneous opening hosted by grunt and Western Front, and a January 18 performance by Paolo Ravalico Scerri.
By Douglas Gordon, Giovanni Rizzoli, Graham Fagen, Gun Holmstrom, Kai Kaljo, Paolo Ravalco Scerri, Roi Vaara, Terry Smith
- Curated by Terry Smith, Vitto Urbani
- November 28, 2001
Talking to Strangers is a show that explores, through use of oral history, physical theatre, and projected images the similarities and connections between the people of Newfoundland and Quebec, With text taken verbatim from conversations, this show plays with senses of humour and place and looks at how language - each uniquely distinctive - reveals the identity of both. Growing up a Newfoundlander of Cockney parentage and later moving to Quebec, Louise Moyes developed a fascination for accents, stories, and personal as well as contrasting world views. Louise has presented her work across Canada and in Europe.
By Louise Moyes
- November 9, 2001 to December 1, 2001
Les Sedentaires Clandestins is a sculpture that inhabits the whole space in the exhibit room with its sounds and projected shadows. Continuing a series of installation and performance artworks using record players, obsolete objects that are anachronisms in today's culture of change and innovation, this artwork is entirely built around the circular movement inherent to turntable mechanisms: going around in circles may be both agonizing (in an adult's world) and amusing (in a child's world).
By Diane Landry
- October 13, 2001 to November 30, 2001
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