TURBINES PRESENTS: UTOPIAS PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL

3 Mar

Levana is excited to support the Turbines Curatorial Collective’s upcoming UTOPIAS Performance Art Festival!

WHAT: Guided by queer, feminist, trans*, and anti-racist perspectives, UTOPIAS draws together emerging/local performance artists with nationally- and internationally-recognized artists in order to produce creative re-imaginings through performance art. Featuring VAGINAL DAVIS, HAZEL MEYER, ANDREW RABYNIUK, and AVERY EVERHART, UTOPIAS temporarily transforms public places and art spaces throughout Kingston in order to stage artistic interventions into dominant cultural narratives.

Turbines Curatorial Collective is committed to building an inclusive arts/activism community with accessible services and facilities that respect the dignity and independent of persons with disabilities. All venues are accessible to persons with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users. Because the venues are located throughout a newly-renovated building, they may not be accessible to persons with environmental or chemical sensitivities. Our festival is available in an accessible format and/or with appropriate communication supports including an ASL-English interpreter, upon request. Please contact us at turbinescuratorialcollective@gmail.com by March 6th so that the necessary arrangements can be made in time for the festival.

WHERE AND WHERE:

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday, March 13, 2015

2pm
ANDREW RABYNIUK (Emerging Artist Series)
“Run For It”
Location TBA

7pm
AVERY EVERHART (Emerging Artist Series)
“Take What You Need, Leave What You Can”
Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Tett Centre, 370 King Street West

7:30pm
PANEL DISCUSSION
“Making Space: On Performance, Art, and Activism”
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

10pm
GENDER GALAXY Queer Dance Party [UNOFFICIAL FESTIVAL EVENT]
Co-presented by Turbines Curatorial Collective & Mercury
The Grad Club, 162 Barrie Street

Saturday March 14, 2015

2pm
VAGINAL DAVIS
“Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo-Black Screen Images and the
[e]motive notion of Freakiness”: Artist Talk and Performance Lecturina
Agnes Etherington Art Centre Atrium, 36 University Avenue

7pm
HAZEL MEYER
“Girl Jock/Lez Hulk/Sport Dyke”
The Malting Tower, Tett Centre, 370 King Street West

Sunday March 15, 2015

3pm
VAGINAL DAVIS
“Tea and Sympathy (A Lesbian Separatist Tea Party)”
The Renaissance Room, 285 Queen Street
***We ask that you please dress in formal attire for this performance if possible.

Poster for 'Turbines Curatorial Collective Presents: UTOPIAS'. Description below.

[The image is a poster for the event. The poster is comprised of a bubble-gum-pink background with a large, abstract drawing of a raindrop-like shape with a milky comet’s tail. Inside the shape is the word “UTOPIAS” and various twisted and furled globs. Below the raindrop-like shape is a row of ten tiny blue houses. On the right hand side of the poster there is text that reads: TURBINES CURATORIAL COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: UTOPIAS PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL, MARCH 13-15. FEATURED PERFORMANCE ARTISTS VAGINAL DAVIS, HAZEL MEYER, ANDREW RABYNIUK, AVERY EVERHART. FOR TIMES AND LOCATIONS VISIT WWW.TURBINESCURATORIALCOLLECTIVE.COM. At the very bottom of the page there is a line of the festival’s sponsor’s logos, and information about Turbine’s accessibility policy (written above)].

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