Exhibition: May 11-30, 2015
Performance: Saturday May 23, 4 – 6pm

Something of a performance art process between two duos will be shared in Montreal on Saturday May 23 and Toronto on Saturday May 30th, times to be announce for both.

FADO is pleased to be facilitating the Canadian edition of LIVE ART EXCHANGE, entitled CHARCO EXCHANGE. Presented in partnership with DARE-DARE, LINK & PIN, and Rats9 in Montréal, and VideoFag in Toronto, CHARCO EXCHANGE will be carried out between May 11-30, 2015.

The first phase takes place in Montréal from May 11-23, and will culminate in a public sharing on Saturday May 23 (from 4pm-6pm) at Rats9 Gallerie (Belgo Building, suite #530), where works in progress/creation will be shared. The duos working together (who have already started the process before meeting in person through email, writing, Skype etc.) are Sofia and Ana; and Isabel and Olivier.

In the last week of the project, the four artists move to Toronto where they continue their research, with a final sharing of the work produced will take place on Saturday May 30 at VideoFag (187 Augusta Ave, time TBA) in an event that will include live specimens, lectures and exhibition of the process carried out.

Ana Matey (Spain)
Isabel León (Spain)
Serge Olivier Fokoua (Cameroon/Canada)
Soufïa Bensaïd (Tunisia/Canada)

LIVE ART EXCHANGE is a process-based research and creation project initiated by Ana Matey and Isabel Leon in 2012, and has realized projects with dozens of artists in Spain, Finland and Norway.

LIVE ART EXCHANGE is an on-going research and production on communication and interpretation of messages between individuals, using performance and action art as the basis for this research. LIVE ART EXCHANAGE is interested in collective creation and believes that artistic creation is a live act, without boundaries or limits. The project manifests in a variety of proposals including meetings, residencies, workshops, talks and other outcomes including photography, video, and performance working with artists and creative people from different disciplines, backgrounds and origins. LIVE ART EXCHANGE proposes focusing on artistic process and the artists themselves, rather than the outcome or production of specific works. In this project, the research around ideas of communication-interpretation and the process of creation itself goes beyond the outcome of the play itself.

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