Performance about a woman, October 4-7 2018 at RUTAS August 22, 2018

We are thrilled to be presenting Liz Peterson’s solo Performance about a womanOctober 4-7 2018 at RUTAS Festival in Toronto.

In Performance about a woman, the tension between language and self is made visible as performer Liz Peterson explores the idea of identity. An exploration that is repeatedly interrupted by the question, “What could an audience want from a performance about a woman?”

Performance about a woman proposes that autobiography is tool to collect contexts of making, colonial histories, political frameworks and more in a performance work. From a solo project it has evolved into a site for collaboration between visual artist and filmmaker Oliver Husain, performance-maker Liz Peterson, theatre artist Rose Plotek and composer Matt Smith.

Join us at Ada Slaight Hall on October 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. Tickets are available here.

TOURING: Performance about a woman at the OFFTA May 15, 2018

 

Performance about a woman presents a narrative that never arrives. It posits identity as the story that can never be repeated the same way twice; a narrative that is repeatedly disrupted by moments of intimate exchange and projection between performer and spectator.

OFFTA presents a reworking of Liz Peterson’s solo, first presented in 2014 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, featuring collaborators including visual artist Oliver Husain, dramaturg Rose Plotek and sound designer Matt Smith.

Come join us at the Darling Foundry on May 29th at 8.30pm and 30th at 1pm. Tickets are available now through OFFTA’s box office.

Join us again to keep doors and minds open. November 30, 2017

This year we’re back to the the studio developing new, groundbreaking work. Associate Artist Liz Peterson is in Barcelona with Catalonian choreographer Marina Colomina. Liz and Marina’s urgent new performance, Borders (sin título), examines what happens to people living between and across divergent stories of nationality, gender and language. They’re in the right place at the right time to see what art can do, and what kinds of knowledge it can produce. We think this work is risky and important – but it needs your support.

Borders (sin título) reconfigures collaborators and creates new connections. Ame Henderson and Katie Ewald provide dramaturgy and production planning, while musician Matt Smith joins Public Recordings for the first time. We’re thrilled to co-produce this new work with Events in Real Time and grateful for support from L’Estruch Fàbrica de Creació and La Poderosa.

Help us ensure that work on Borders (sin título) continues to its premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018 by making a donation today.

 

 

Your help will allow us to commit to the work’s development in the summer of 2018 leading to the premiere next fall. It means we can confirm studio time, pay fair artist wages, and confirm Marina’s ability to join the creation process in Canada. Make a donation by December 31 to receive a 2017 tax receipt and an outpouring of unconditional love.

Public Recordings’s 2017-18 season launch October 7, 2017

Public Recordings’s 2017-18 season launch is Tuesday, October 24 at Less Bar, 834 Bloor W.

We’ve got a map for the upcoming season with info on all of the projects in development. We’ve got Liz Peterson and Christopher Willes, who join Ame Henderson and Evan Webber as Associate Artists for the next cycle of creations and productions. We’ve got all the love and thanks in the world for sandra Henderson and Jeremy McCormick, who are moving into new roles inside and outside the Public Recordings. And we’ve got music selections by Thom Gill and Akash Bansal. Have we got you?

To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation August 7, 2017

This week we have been working on a new project at the Gardiner Museum, developing a performance of Pauline Oliveros’s celebrated 1970 orchestral work To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation.

Organizing as an experimental orchestra that consists of musicians and non-musicians alike, the group includes notable artists, musicians, choreographers, composers, and dancers such as Anne Bourne, Allison Cameron, Ame Henderson, Anni Spadafora, Brendan Jensen, Claire Harvie, Christopher Willes, Ellen Furey, Evan Webber, Germaine Liu, Ishan Davé, and Thom Gill. This project has been initiated by Christopher Willes, with consultation from Anne Bourne.

We will be giving a free performance at the Gardiner Museumtomorrow, Thursday August 17th at 7pm. Please join us!

You can RSVP here.

Part of Community Arts Space: Art is Change. Supported by Toronto Arts Council, Public Recordings, Feminist Art Museum and The Music Gallery. Permissions from IONE, Trustee, The Pauline Oliveros Trust.

Photograph by Claire Harvie

Events

Performance about a woman 
October 4-7, 2018
RUTAS, Toronto

Performance about a woman 
May 29-30, 2018
OFFTA, Montreal

performance encyclopaedia
OCT 5, 2017
Australian Theatre Forum, Adelaide, Australia

artist talk + workshop
OCT 7+8, 2017
Five Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia