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- June 1, 2000
This evening of three short works puts together three new voices in performance. Thirza Cuthand has already established herself as an accomplished videomaker, having produced Lessons in Baby Dyke Theory and Colonization: The Second Coming. She first performed in the ALA Collective`s performance art series as part of lst years Live at the End of the Century. Marie Clements has worked in theatre for the last ten years as an actor, writer and performer. Her recent multi-media work, Urban Tattoo has toured extensively. Her new play The Unnatural and Accidental Women will premiere at the Firehall this fall.
By Dolores Dallas, Marie Clements, Thirza Cuthand
- May 23, 2000 to June 17, 2000
Claude Perreaults large collage installations deal with pop culture icons as the commodities of current consumer society and their influence on us all, drawing parallels with Catholic iconography that is satirical and insightful. His use of the media of collage is truly astounding, painting with colour photography from pornographic magazines. His subjects, Michael Jackson, Princess Diana, OJ Simpson et al, are revealed against classical representations that are over the top. Ornate to the point of gaudy, the works appropriate classical and ecclesiastic imagery revealing our societys fascination with icons. Perrault is a Montreal bassed artist who has shown extensively in Quebec. This will be his first show in Vancouver.
By Claude Perreault
- October 16, 1999
Ablakela is a performance work by Dana Claxton produced as a live performance, a live internet telecast and an enhanced audio CD with a CD ROM track. The work was produced in October 1999 as grunt's contribution to the performance festival Live at the End of the Century. Ablakela, the word meaning calm in the Lakota language, employed a large video projection of the artist, live, braiding grass while accompanied by two singers of the Native American Church. The simple, 45 minute work explores Lakota spirituality within a performance art construct.
By Dana Claxton, Johnny Mike, Verdell Primeaux