Johanna Householder: Residuals

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Wednesday, November 2, 7 pm
Signy Eaton Gallery
Free with Gallery admission

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This program features three performances by the pioneering and influential Canadian performance artist Johanna Householder, including two recent works and a new adaptation of a work originally performed in 1978.

8-Legged Dancing (1978 - 2016)
1978 text by Brenda Nielson, danced by Johanna Householder
2016 text read by Carmen Householder-Pedari, danced by Bee Pallomina

Verbatim II: Badiou/Cobain (2007 - 2008)
This diptych on mastery works with found materials: an excerpt from a lecture (The Subject of Art, given by Alain Badiou at Deitch Projects, NY, 2005), and a song found online in 2008. Featuring Christina Zeidler and Allyson Mitchell

About the Artist

Johanna Householder has been working at the intersection of popular and unpopular culture in performance, dance, video and intermedia art since the late 1970s. As a member of the notorious feminist performance ensemble The Clichettes in the 80s, she helped re-establish lip sync as a viable medium for cultural critique. She has recently performed at Performancear o Mourir in Chihuahua, Mexico; at undisclosed territory in Java; M:ST in Calgary; and Art Nomade in Chicoutimi, QC. She is a founder of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. With Tanya Mars, she co-edited Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women (2004), and More Caught in the Act (2016), and with Selma Odom contributed to Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s (2012). She teaches at OCAD University.

This performance is part of a series of new commissions and performances presented in conjunction with Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971 - 1989.
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By: AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario