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Somewhere Between Wakefield and Wichita

October 24 - 26, 2006

Part 1: Palamino
October 24, 6 - 10 pm:

Part 2: Number 33
October 25, 4 - 10 pm:

Part 3: The Wichita Line Man Is Still on the Line
October 26, 6 - 10 pm:

Toronto Free Gallery (660 Queen St. E.)
Toronto, Canada

Presented in conjunction with the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Co-sponsored by the Toronto Free Gallery

Toronto... Fado is pleased to announce the North American debut of Glyn Davies-Marshall, hailed as " one of the great undiscovered voices of British performance art" by Andre Stitt. Davies-Marshall's durational performance trilogy Somewhere Between Wakefield and Wichita is presented in conjunction with the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, and co-sponsored by the Toronto Free Gallery between October 24 - 26, 2006.

GLYN DAVIES-MARSHALL


Palomino
Photo: Johanna Householder

Somewhere Between Wakefield and Wichita is an epic three-day journey through a complex terrain of personal history, private mythology, and post-colonial politics. Developing three distinct durational performance environments, Davies-Marshall will attempt to fashion his own "multi-faceted, self-sufficient promised land," situated somewhere between the bleak reality of rural Britain in the second half of the Twentieth Century and a mythologized North American cowboy frontier fueled by the plaintive songs of Glenn Campbell.

"From the early 1990s my work has dealt with my own symbolic order, colloquialisms, the words of my father, the stigma of a Northern upbringing and a persistent habit of perceiving situations in an overly romantic fashion. There have been developments and issues that have subconsciously infiltrated my practice and train of thought that have now become fundamental facets within my work. These include colonialism, dictatorship, the plight of those who are seeking asylum and a recollection of a place that I once called home."

About the artist

Fado Performance Inc. is pleased to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this project.

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