Part 1: Duorama #114 - #117 by Paul Couillard and Ed Johnson

#114: February 12, 2014
#115: April 12, 2014
#116: June 7, 2014
#117: June 25, 2014

#114: Rhubarb Festival @ Buddies
#115: Link&Pin @ hub 14
#116: Offthemap @ St Luke's United Church
#117: Onsite [at] OCAD University
In 2014, FADO is celebrating a milestone - we've crested our 20th Anniversary. To commemorate we are looking back to our very beginnings, and are proud to present Duorama #114 - #117, a series of performances created by FADO's former Performance Art Curator and founding Director Paul Couillard, and founding member Ed Johnson. Partners in life and art, Paul and Ed have been creating the Duorama series for the last 14 years.
Starting with Duorama #114 presented in the context of the Rhubarb Festival in February FADO hosts a series of six Duorama performances, culminating in a final performance in September. 
Part of The 35th Rhubarb Festival, presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto
February 12, 2014
Presented in the context of LINK & PIN performance art series, LONG-TERM, which focuses on duos and long-term collaborations, curated by Sandrine Schaefer and Adriana Disman @ hub14
14 Markham Street, Toronto
April 12, 2014
Presented by Offthemap Gallery
With the Counterpoint Community Orchestra @ St. Luke's United Church
353 Sherbourne Street, Toronto
Saturday June 7, 2014
Presented in the context of the exhibition Generations of Queer, curated by Lisa Deanne Smith @ Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Wednesday June 25, 2014
Details on Part 2 of the series can be found HERE.
Since 2000, Paul Couillard and Ed Johnson have worked together on the performance art series Duorama. Playful, beguiling and often minimalist, these pieces explore notions of relationship, and draw on collaborative and competitive tensions that underlie all partnerships. Responding to site and examining cultural attitudes toward male intimacy are key elements of Duorama. Recurring themes revolve around shifting interpretations of what is political and what is personal. Many of the works can be read in terms of the current social and political climate surrounding gay culture, offering askance references to issues such as gay marriage, HIV-status, and portrayals of gay culture. To date, 113 Duorama performances have been presented at galleries, festivals and various events in Canada, France, Poland, Croatia, Ukraine, Belarus, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, the USA, Singapore, Ireland and the UK.
Photo credits:
Duorama #111
Toronto, Canada
July 14, 2012
photo: Henry Chan
Duorama #112
UNIT 1 (at The Exchange)
Dublin, Ireland
April 30, 2013
Photo: Ciara Mckeon
Duorama #113
Belfast, Northern Ireland
May 4, 2013
Photo: Jordan Hutchings


[ Co-Presentations ]

+ Duorama #114: PHOTO GALLERY
+ Duorama #115: PHOTO GALLERY
+ Duorama #116: PHOTO GALLERY
+ Duorama #117: PHOTO GALLERY