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Hold Still Wild Youth: The Gina Show Archives

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm

…..and, last night in Vancouver was an opening I wish I could have been there for – Hold Still Wild Youth: The Gina Show Archives. Click here to see the video clip (we didn’t call them that back then) from my performance Social Studies, that became the videotape, Telling Tales. Telling Tales was exhibited widely including  the 11e Biennale de Paris, France, 1980, curated by Alvin Balkind. I had a good laugh viewing the video clip. Most of the cast were my fellow workers at Peter Pan Cafe, one of the first Queen West restaurants and a hang-out for the General Idea crowd at the time. In fact, Jorge Zontal and I were amongst the first staff. The lead character in the video was a waiter and my partner. We married in fact. Those were indeed wild years and it is great to see this exhibiton and on-line archive. There appears to be a spate of 70s assessments going on – two for me this month!

Renegade Bodies

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2010 at 5:48 pm

On Thursday, June 10, 2010 I will be presenting video of works from 1976-78 at the conference of the Society of Canadian Dance Studies, Renegade Bodies: Dance in Canada in the 1970s.  The works are Drop, Lap, Lean Cuts and Demo Model.  The photos in this post are of the 1977 work, Lean Cuts, and were taken by Private Eye, a.k.a. Thaddeus Holownia, at A Space in Toronto (original Nicholas St. location) where the work was performed. I have posted video documentation of Drop on You Tube, complete with an interview after the performance in June 1976 out back of my old apartment and studio at 410 Queen St. W. in Toronto (beside the Cameron Tavern which at the time was pre-artists’ bar.) I was 23 years old at the time which is the same age as my daughter now. There are short excerpts of Demo Model on my website…..