LIVE 2009
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Thursday, October 15, 2009 
  Body PluralLIVE2009 gets off to a hot start with Body Plural. A bevy of artists perform in the steamy hot corridors of the Hastings Steam & Sauna. Male and female friendly. Clothing optional. Towels provided. $10 cover charge.

Curated by: Naúfus Ramirez-Figueroa

Whether it's at the local recreational centre, day spa, or vacation spot, the sauna is often one of the only times we present an unashamed vision of our bodies to the community. Here it doesn't matter if our stomachs are less than flat, our bodies pale, or our toenails untrimmed. The sauna maybe the first time we see our parents or grandparents naked, or discover we are not the only ones with freckles or moles in odd places. For hundreds of years attending the sauna has been a communal event, a place to chat and catch up on gossip. For the gay community the sauna has been especially significant, the Stonewall Riots started at a sauna in New York.

The Performances presented at this event take into account the properties of the sauna: its heat and wetness. These Performances also speak about the history and memories embedded in a historical building like the Hastings Steam & Sauna, a building which in the early 20th century served loggers who had no access to showers in the local rooming houses of the DES; And which today serves a diverse clientele of gay men and Eastern European families who rent it out on occasion. The opening for Live 2009 brings us back to the body, to the communal plural body; and reminds us on a tactile level of the nature and function of a medium like Performance art.
 
8-11pm  Naúfus Ramirez-Figueroa 
Rocco Trigueros 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Paul Couillard 
Todd Janes 
Velveeta Krisp 
Hastings Steam & Sauna
766 East Hastings St
$10 cover 
Friday, October 16, 2009 
  LIVE GALA Cabaret BenefitThe LIVE Gala Cabaret Benefit invites the world to the launch of the 6th biennale with Vancouver's first post-recession, post-cuts celebration of being alive. A night of frivolous fun and courageous cabaret acts. A cornucopia of craziness. Exclusive opportunities to purchase private Performances by our thriving community of artists. Anything can and probably will happen.

Cabaret Performancers:
Booshmeeka (aka Priscilla Costa)…Priscilla went to art school to be a clown then went to clown school and couldn't stop analyzing the shit of it. An act not to be missed!

Joomi Seo and Heidi Nagtegaal…Collaborative music performance with Joomi Seo performing the "church organ" on electric keyboard and Heidi Nagtegaal performing poems written by her and others, addressing spirituality, life, and death.

Payday Millionaire…Rob (drums & voice) and Jeremy (voice & guitar) make new music with unflappable do-it-yourself chutzpah. They can't help it. http://www.myspace.com/paydaymillionaire

VELVIS is an Elvis Tribute Artist. She rocks!

Los Hermanos Quemacho…Los Hermanos Quemacho presentan Cuidadito…

April O’Peel…Winner of Comedic and Satirical Brilliance at the 2009 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival and voted 3rd favorite comedienne in the Georgia Straight's best of, this busty blonde bombshell will have rolling in the aisles with her comedic dance styles.

C. Snatch Z….a Japanese dancer, cabaret star and Performance artists. Her wild mix-ups of burlesque, strip-tease, satire, politics and pop references have left audiences dazzled in clubs, cabarets and galleries throughout Japan and Internationally.
 
8pm  Various artists performing for your viewing pleasure.
Several artists donated Performances for your purchasing pleasure. 
Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave
$10 cover 
Saturday, October 17, 2009 
  PerformancePresented by grunt gallery
www.grunt.ca
 
3-6pm  Jennifer Campbell   Opus Art & Design Media
100-207 West Hasting St 
  Keynote Speech  7pm  Chumpon Apisuk   Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
  PerformanceWith the generous support of the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, and The Royal Kingdom of Thailand.   8pm  Tanya Lukin-Linklater 
Lee Wen 
Chumpon Apisuk 
Paul Couillard 
Shannon Cochrane   
Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
Sunday, October 18, 2009 
  Sound InstallationCurated by Joomi Seo  1:30-4pm  Neal Rockwell   Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
  Roundtable DiscussionSponsored by CASV
www.casv.ca
 
2pm  Esther Ferrer 
Lee Wen 
Paul Couillard 
Shannon Cochrane 
Valentin Torrens  
Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
Monday, October 19, 2009 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren     Richard Tawhanga Kereopa   EVENT CANCELLED
due to travel circumstances. 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren   7-11pm  Peter Morin   Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
  Victoria PerformancePresented with Open Space, Victoria.   8pm  Lee Wen   Open Space
510 Fort St. Victoria 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren   2-6pm  Richard Tawhanga Kereopa   EVENT CANCELLED due to travel circumstances. Somewhere on Davie St, Vancouver 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren   7-11pm  Peter Morin   Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
  PerformanceAdmission: $10 plus Gallery admission (by donation Tuesday evening). Tickets for sale at the door only.

Internationally renowned Performance artist Esther Ferrer presents her work in this rare Performance at the Gallery.

Supported by SEACEX and Consolate général de France á Vancouver.
Presented with the Vancouver Art Gallery
Curated by Randy Gledhill of LIVE2009
 
7pm  Esther Ferrer   Vancouver Art Gallery
Courtroom 302, 750 Hornby St 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren   2-6pm  Richard Tawhanga Kereopa   EVENT CANCELLED due to travel circumstances. Somewhere on Davie St, Vancouver 
  PerformancePresented by VIVO   4-7 pm  Margaret Dragu   VIVO
1965 Main St 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren   7-11pm  Peter Morin   Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
Thursday, October 22, 2009 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren   2-6pm  Richard Tawhanga Kereopa   EVENT CANCELLED due to travel circumstances. Somewhere on Davie St, Vancouver 
  PerformancePresented by VIVO   4-7 pm  Margaret Dragu   VIVO
1965 Main St 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren   7-11pm  Peter Morin   Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou
Exhibition: October 22 - October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
8pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  Earthly Delights?Curated by Francisco-Fernando Granados

With hands and tongues, 3 emerging Vancouver artists embody the intangible for one night of Performance in Earthly Delights? The corporeal, the intellectual and the metaphysical mix as they grapple with power, pleasure and the lines between the conscious and the unconscious.
 
8pm  Zarah Ackerman 
Francis and Patrick Cruz 
Manolo Lugo  
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
Friday, October 23, 2009 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren   2-6pm  Richard Tawhanga Kereopa   EVENT CANCELLED due to travel circumstances. Somewhere on Davie St, Vancouver 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou
Exhibition: October 22 - October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
2-8pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  PerformancePresented by VIVO   4-7 pm  Margaret Dragu   VIVO
1965 Main St 
  Performance  8pm  Gwendoline Robin   Robson St Courthouse steps at the Vancouver Art Gallery 
Saturday, October 24, 2009 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou
Exhibition: October 22 - October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
12-5pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  PerformanceProduced with the generous support of Consulat Général de France à Vancouver.   8pm  Léa Le Bricomte 
Nadia Mancer 
Loic Connanski 
Johanna Householder 
Valentin Torrens  
Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
  Fresh Hot TypeProduced by W2 and Fresh Media, in association with LIVE Biennale and Heart of the City Festival. LIVE is an associate member of W2. Fresh Hot Type follows a day-long Fresh Media conference http://freshmedia.me

Performative typesetting with MCs scrambling to mix up twitter-length lyrics freshly typeset by the audience on a heritage letterpress. Plus live music with The Funk Hunters, DJs, and live screens streaming the world wide web into and out of the space.
 
8pm    W2
112 West Hastings
$5 Cover 
Sunday, October 25, 2009 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou
Exhibition: October 22 - October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
11-3pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  Online PerformancePresented by Neutral Ground via http://www.turnerprize.ca

Turner Prize*, a Regina-based art collective is comprised of: Jason Cawood, Blair Fornwald, and JG Hampton. They've toured the US and Canada collecting dreams for their growing visual archive of other peoples' dreams. Turner Prize*s medium of choice is performative photography though they also do live and technologically mediated Performance and occasionally conduct audio experiments as the electro-acoustic group "Hidden Secret."

For their web based interactive Performance Ice Cream! the three members of Turner Prize* will simultaneously perform webcam shows where visitors to the site may choose whomever they would like to perform for them. Each of the three performers will be holding an ice cream cone and licking ice cream when a visitor clicks a button marked “lick!”. Depending on the number of visitors and the frequency with which they instruct the artists to “lick!," each Performance may be a nauseatingly overindulgent durational piece, an innuendo-laden cam-girl/boy show, or a sad, sticky, drippy scene. The work highlights the tendency for sophisticated technologies to be used for moderately entertaining or mundane ends. "Interactivity" is reduced to button-clicking, with each click producing a fairly predictable and unspectacular effect. Despite these parodic constraints, the resulting Performance is drastically altered through the degree of viewer interaction.

You may participate in this Performance from any Web connection including your cell phone from 2-5pm PST on October 25, 2009 or visit one of the host stations in Vancouver.

Neutral Ground
Contemporary Art Forum

Neutral Ground is a artist run centre whose mission is to develop visual and new media art by presenting artists whose work emphasizes critical and conceptual innovation or interdisciplinarity. The centre has a diverse programming history that has challenged existing paradigms in the arts and pioneered social change in tandem with the developing region that is Saskatchewan. Neutral Ground also has a vibrant Web presence and produces several public art projects throughout the year.
 
2pm  Turner Prize   Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
         
  Roundtable Discussion  2pm  Jacques Van Poppel 
Jonas Stampe
Léa Le Bricomte 
Nadia Mercer 
Loic Connanski 
Gwendoline Robin 
Johanna Householder  
Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
Monday, October 26, 2009 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou
Exhibition: October 22 - October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
2-8pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  Disco Fallout Shelter - Reserving EnergyReserving Energy: Slow Dance and Lectures

Scott Smith: As Slow as Possible, a film which follows blind author Ryan Knighton on a pilgrimage to Germany to hear a single note change in the 639 year-long performance of the John Cage composition Organ'/ASLSP David Wyse: Slow Food Lecture, Fast Food Served Jenny Rose: event host and music in the style of Awkward and Slow Instant Information: two artists, still to be determined, will present youtube lectures on survival or on stuff they'd like to take with them into a DFS.
 
8-11pm  Instant Coffee   Bestway
21 East Pender St 
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 
  PerformanceCurated by Daina Warren   2pm  Gustavo Alvarez   TBA 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou
Exhibition: October 22 - October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
2-8pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  Disco Fallout Shelter - Resource ManagementResource Management: Preparing for Disasters Natural and Otherwise

Marianne Bos: Natural Disasters and Finances Instant Coffee: Resource Management: Free Stuff Jen Weih: How Deep Is Your Disaster (I'm at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell) Aesthetics, Capitalism, Art and Living Allison Hrabluik: Slide Show on Fort McMurray and the Tar Sands Instant Information: two artists, still to be determined, will present youtube lectures on survival or on stuff they'd like to take with them into a DFS.
 
8-11pm  Instant Coffee   Bestway
21 East Pender St 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou
Exhibition: October 22 - October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
2-8pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  OurTubeSpecial Presentation on Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2009

Centre A's curator Makiko Hara, was one of the three guest curators of the recent 2009 Nuit Blanche in Toronto. Her project Urban Disaster/Catastrophe/Survival Actions addressed the human universal human ability to accommodate and survive memories of war, disaster and catastrophe through strategic creative survival actions. For OurTube, several of the artists, along with the curator, will present a report on the exciting event.
 
8pm  Hosted by:
Makiko Hara
Norico Sunayama (C.Snatch.Z.) 
Randy Gledhill
Hank Bull 
Centre A
2 West Hastings St 
Thursday, October 29, 2009 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou

Exhibition: October 22– October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
2-8pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  IntersectionsIntersections is an artistic inquiry into social and economic convergences, geographic landmarks and reminiscences about current and historical thoroughfares. Two writers, Sarah Buchanan and Caleb Johnston and two composers, James Maxwell and Brady Marks will be invited to create musical, sonic and literary commentaries in response to two geographical locations. These works will be presented in three stages involving public intervention, a concert setting and an online installation of podcasts, twitter updates and literary works.

A strange abandoned concrete monument at the corner of Clark and the Grandview Highway, nestled between two main trucking routes, a rail yard, and a Skytrain station will be the site and subject of one collaboration. As the work develops, previews and information will seep out through Twitter updates and later documented online as a literary and audio podcast. Stay tuned to www.front.bc.ca and twitter.com/frontmagazine for more details on locations.

Additional musical/literary collaborations will include Kaspoit!, a new work based on an upcoming novel by Dennis E. Bolen with vocalist/electronic music composer Soressa Gardner. The work explores new approaches to language and music and puts speculative illustration to some of the most brutal Western Canada crimes of the recent past. It is a pure exploration of the ‘banality of evil', chilling and outrageous. and artist Jeremy Todd's inquiry into unfulfilled ideas and arrested communications in Not Sent Letters with music by Graham Meisner.

Presented with FRONT Magazine and part of Clamour presented by Sonic Presence
 
5-7pm  Sarah Buchanan
Caleb Johnston
James Maxwell
Brady Marks
Dennis E. Bolen
Soressa Gardner
Jeremy Todd
Graham Meisner 
Western Front
303 East 8th Ave
$10 cover 
Friday, October 30, 2009 
  PerformanceProduced by Centre A   12-6pm  Norico Sunayama   Centre A
2 West Hastings St 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou
Exhibition: October 22 - October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
2-8pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  Performance  8pm  Chuyia Chia 
Jacques Van Poppel 
Gustavo Alvarez 
Kevin McKenzie 
Leslie Mark Overland  
Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave 
Saturday, October 31, 2009 
  The Politics of RomanceCurated by Debra XM Zhou
Exhibition: October 22 - October 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 8pm.

This exhibition features three emerging Canadian artists Tara Arnst, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan. Through presenting their documentation of live Performance as video installation in a gallery setting, the artists explore alternative ways of looking at live Performance, the transformative nature of actions and the renewal of meanings.
 
12-5pm  Tara Arnst 
Francisco-Fernando Granados 
Sarah Viscardi Harruthoonyan   
221A Artist Run Centre
221 East Georgia St 
  PerformanceProduced by Centre A   12-6pm  Norico Sunayama   Centre A
2 West Hastings St 
  Vampyre Love BallProduced by Centre A

In conjunction with Heart of the City Festival
 
8pm  C.Snatch Z. 
Les Fermieères Obsédées 
Skeena Reece 
Geumhyung Jeong  
Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Ave
$10 cover 
Random Dates/Time/Locations 
  hear/say
Call for submissionsIntervention Street Performances by emerging artists.
Submissions will be accepted throughout the LIVE2009 festival

Emerging artists have the opportunity to participate in LIVE2009 through public performances taking place outside the gallery walls, on Vancouver streets. In hear/say artists can propose to utter their say or receive others. They can either wander among the masses or sit on the flanks to offer an active ear with an unsuspecting public while they explore how our fast paced society where the noise of our environment can be deafening, wearing our patience and blurring languages.
Submit details of your Performance, the where what when how as well as a short artist statement and bio (both about 1 paragraph long)...by email to info@livebiennale.ca.
Curated by Ikbal Singh
 
  Emilio Rojas
Brian Rush
dance troupe practice
Heidi Nagtegaal 
 
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