Tableau Vivant: Eaton’s Catalogue 1976

Tableau Vivant: Eaton’s Catalogue 1976

Those of us whom was raised in the united states when you look at the 1960s and 70s lacked art, Bible tales, and history as universal recommendations. The tome that shaped our values most tangibly ended up being the emporium catalogue, a wish guide of what we might have and whom we’re able to be when we started using it. Gender ended up being demonstrably defined, battle was single, and course had been 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 your 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 endless bounty, 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 an hour or so

First performed: March 1998, Hallwalls Centre for modern Art, Buffalo, ny. Afterwards performed 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 nature of anti-matter.

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

Photos by Lindsey Bond

Big Wig

The revolting as well as the revolutionary, the reviled as well as the revered are united by locks in this right time travelling sing-along. Through the wigged ladies of Ancient Rome towards the hirsute levels of seventeenth century France to those extremely hairy 1960s: the world’s many queen that is infamous a brief history of radical tresses while thinking democracy. Continue reading Tableau Vivant: Eaton’s Catalogue 1976