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LEGS, TOO
Saturday, October 3, 2015
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Artscape Sandbox (31 Widmer Street)

FADO event page: http://www.performanceart.ca/index.php?m=program&id=293

Offered as an antidote to Toronto's annual all-night "art thing" Nuit Blanche, LEGS, TOO is an all-day performance art relay. The form of the event is dictated by a chosen duration (in this case 8-hours), which is then divided equally by the number of performance artists from the local community who invited to participate.

We asked a staggering 116 artists to participate, and 55 decided to join in. For this second iteration of LEGS, TOO, audience will witness a continuous performance work made up of 55 eight-minute performances over the course of 8 hours.

Participating artists are suggested by other participating artists, snowballing a self-organizing event that is disinterested in traditional curation. Founded on a belief in community trust, performative dialogue and artistic self-determinancy, the resulting collective event lets participating artists be responsible not only for the continuous stream of idea- and image-making, but also for the realization of event itself. There is no staff, no coordinator, no stage manager, only artists working together. LEGS has legs. LEGS is a manifestation of the social and performing body through the collective network and expanded community.

The first iteration of LEGS was presented in our sister performance art network in Montréal on February 7, 2015, at Le Cercle Carré. The score and format of the event was initially imagined by an informal collective of artists (including Christian Bujold, Michelle Lacombe, Marie-Claude Gendron, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Katherine-Josée Gervais and Jean-Philippe Luckurst-Cartier) and was created with the intention of activating and making-visible the often fragmented local performance art community.
LEGS in Toronto is initiated by FADO Performance Art Centre. The custodians of this iteration are Shannon Cochrane and Adriana Disman. There will be two LEGS transmitters from the authoring collective/performers from the first iteration present in Toronto.

ARTISTS IN ORDER

Nadège Grebneier Foget (transmitter from Montréal)
Katherine-Josée Gervais (transmitter from Montréal)
Tiffany Schofield
Adam Filek
Ed Johnson
Shaista Latif
Kate Barry
Emma-Kate Guimond
Katie Kehoe
Holly Timpener
Yan St Onge
Ellen Furey
Johannes Zits
Jonathan Simpson
Fiona Griffiths
lo bil
Anna Sarchami
Adam Herst
Lauren Scott
Eroca Nicols
Andrew James Paterson
Coman Poon
Alisha Mascarenhas
Brianna MacLellan
Alan Peng
Maggie Flynn
Dorothea Rust
Paul Couillard
Clayton Lee
Moynan King
Bojana Videkanic
Carrie Perreault
Johanna Householder
Christopher Willes
claude wittmann
Juliana Pivato
Liz Khan
Simon Rabyniuk
Robert Luzar
Marcin Kedzior
Golboo Amani
Liz Peterson
Aliya Pabani
Chad Dembski
Berenicci Hershorn
Teena Lange
Francesco Gagliardi
Zeesy Powers
Jessica Cimó
Alex Beriault
Rosa Mesa
Raki Malhotra
Tanya Mars
Adriana Disman
Shannon Cochrane

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Photo credits: Henry Chan

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