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Pam Patterson
Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs?

February 27 - March 2, 2008

XPACE Cultural Centre
58 Ossington Ave. Toronto, ON
(one block north of Queen and Ossington, west side)

Wednesday February 27, 8pm
Opening Performance

February 28 - March 2, 12-6pm
On-going performance-as-installation

Sunday March 2, 12-6pm
Closing Performance
Final action at 6pm, with a reception to follow

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After decades of dis-ease and illness, the pain of poverty, dis-ability and being reconfigured by surgery my hands now make another body for my body.....there are sounds, images, becomings....it is accomplished the moment I undertake it. It isn't the case that the body/I like(s) pain per se; rather, the body/I like(s) being a Body without Organs, and the pain is the price the body/I is/am willing to pay for that.
~Pam Patterson

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Pam Patterson (Ph.D., OISE, University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) has, for 25 years, been active in both the art and movement communities. Her research has focused on embodiment in art practice, the "body" in art and feminist art education with publications in journals such as: Studies in Art Education, Resources for Feminist Research, Matriart, FUSE, Parachute, and presentations in conferences such as: the Feminism and Art Conference (Toronto), History of Art Education Symposium (Penn State), and Moving Bodies, Embodying Movement: Exploring the Rhetoric of the Body (State University of New York, Brockport). She has taught in movement and the arts for various institutions in Toronto and is currently on staff at the Toronto School of Art and the Art Gallery of Ontario. As a performance and visual artist she has exhibited and performed across Canada and the USA.

Pam Patterson is curated for the IDea Series by Paul Couillard.

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From February 27-March 2, Fado is proud to present a new performance work by Toronto artist, educator and cancer survivor, Pam Patterson. Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs? is an epic 5-day performance-as-installation process piece that combines sound, drawing, action, video and collaborative writing examining the artist's body, the body with disease and the body without organs.

 

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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