Coordinated and curated by Glenn Lewis, Paul Wong and Kim Tomczak with the collaboration of several curators and many artists, this was an all-Canadian festival that animated many spaces throughout the city. As part of the festival, a selection of “performance” tapes were available for scheduled and on-demand viewing at the Video Inn and Jo Anne Birnie-Danzker and Paul Wong delivered a Performance Video Lecture at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Mondo Arte Cabaret - 09/27/79
The festival’s opening night at the Commodore Ballroom featured 120 performers. Vignettes by Randy and Berenicci, Byron Black, Anna Banana, I Braineater, Dr. Brute and a host of others.
Ross Muirhead, A New Structural Homeland - 09/28/79
Circus Minimus, Trash – 09/28/79
Gerry Gilbert, The Feel – 09/28/79
Max Dean, Untitled - 09/28/79
TBA TV, And So As For By But And If Not Yet Why – 09/29/79
Kim Tomczak, 100 Years of Aggression - 09/29/79
Richard Hambleton, Mirror Breakdown – 09/29/79
Bruce Barber, ‘E’ A Performance of Exegenesis - 09/29/79
Ken Lum, Air - 09/30/79
Jane Ellison & Eric Metcalfe, Oh Yes, Oh No - 09/30/79
The Tootaloonies appear with 7 pairs of paper bags in formal arrangement, and extract from each an object that is Oh Yes or Oh No. A humourous performance that uses objects and language recognizable anywhere in the world.
Fiona McKye & Trudi Forest, Changes - 09/30/79
Crista, The Bath - 09/30/79
Jim Cummins, You Will Remember the Past, But Will the Future Remember You? - 09/30/1979
Al Neil, The 13th Proposition of Euclid – 10/01/79
Helen Clarke, Peter Schyuff & Jane Ellison, Aboutabout - 10/01/79
A performance of a big breast cavorting around the stage on six legs, like a pink bug.
Glenn Lewis, Pygmy Reflections - 10/01/79
Neil Campbell, Untitled 79 – 10/01/79
Anna Banana & Bill Gaglione, Futurist Sound - 10/02/79
John Mitchell, Sacrifice - 10/02/79
Evelyn Roth, Roth Rituals – 10/02/79
Tom Graff, The Canadian Family Album Part 3 - 10/02/79
Don Druick, The Information Tree Memo – 10/03/79
John Anderson, Lungs – 10/03/79
Randy and Berenicci, I Am Your Mind – 10/03/79