FADO Performance Art Centre presents: Not Waterproof by Julie Andrée T.
Monday April 27, 2009
The Theatre Centre (1087 Queen Street West, Toronto)
$10/$8 students+arts workers
Conceived and performed by Julie André T.
Lighting Design by Jean Jauvin. Sound Design by Laurent Maslé.
Toronto......FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to present Julie Andrée
T. (Quebec, Canada) in a special one-night only performance of her latest
work entitled Not Waterproof. Julie¹s unique blend of performance art and
theatricality has been presented across Canada and around the world. She has
worked with choreographers and directors Benoit Lachambre, Xavier Le Roy,
Dominique Porte, Martin Bélanger, Jacob Wren and filmmaker Dominic Gagnon;
and has been performing with the notorious performance art ensemble, Black
Market International since 2003.
About Not Waterproof
When performance-installation encounters theatre in Julie Andrée T's work,
the blend is unsettling and fascinating. Julie's iconoclastic work is a
hybrid of these two approaches in which dialogue, a series of actions and
live images are gradually distilled into poetry. Disconcerting, moving and
unclassifiable, Not Waterproof deploys an astounding transformation of the
body by means of a metamorphosis of the stage landscape. In Not Waterproof,
Julie Andrée T. exchanges dramatic text for a material based writing created
through physical action, refusing all semblance of character and playing
with the codes of representation. Her body is subjected to a series of
ordeals, is pulverized and dirtied, becoming a dreamscape. In exposing her
vulnerability, she quietly conveys the impermanent and ephemeral nature of
our lives. Like an effervescent fraternal twin.
About the artist:
Julie Andrée T.¹s installations and performance works have been shown in
Canada, US, South America, Asia and Europe. She has collaborated with
numerous artists, choreographers and directors including Benoit Lachambre,
Xavier Le Roy, Dominique Porte, Martin Bélanger, Compagnie PME and Jacob
Wren and filmmaker Dominic Gagnon, as well as working with the PONI
collective from Brussels as co-artistic-director in 2007. Since 2003 Julie
has worked with and performed internationally with the renowned performance
group Black Market International. Some of her major works in Canada include
a series of installation-environments exploring the human body in different
constructed environment where weather, architecture and sound co-existed as
in Weather Report/Potentiels évoqués (presented at Skol Gallery in Montreal,
2005). In 2007 she created Études d¹un phénomène ou l¹invention d¹un
souvenir at Chambre Blanche (Quebec), an exploration of our fascination with
weather and natural disaster in the age of spectacle and media. Julie Andrée
T. is currently guest artist Faculty at the School of museum of Fine Arts in
Boston (USA) where she teaches performance art.
Established in 1993, FADO Performance Inc. (Performance Art Centre) is a
not-for-profit artist-run centre for performance art based in Toronto,
Canada. FADO exists to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for
creating and presenting performance art. Currently, we are the only
artist-run centre in English Canada devoted specifically to this form. We
present the work of local, national and international artists who have
chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate
provocative new images and new perspectives. Thanks to the Canada Council
for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Department
of Canadian Heritage for their on-going support of our endeavors.
Contact: Shannon Cochrane