06 February 2012
Hoot & Peep Mini Performance Festival
MON, FEB 6. 1-4 pm, AMANDA JARDINE.
TUES, FEB 7. 10-1 pm, WHITEFEATHER. 1-4 pm, MEGAN MACKAY, CANDACE MOOERS.
WED, FEB 8. 10-1 pm, WHITEFEATHER. 1-4 pm, SHAUN BARTONE & CYNTHIA RYDER.
THURS, FEB 9. 10-1 pm, JOE BLADES. 1-4 pm, AMANDA JARDINE.
FRI, FEB 10. 10-1 pm, CYNTHIA RYDER. 1-4 pm, JO GRIFFITH.
SAT, FEB 11. 10-1 pm, JOE BLADES. 1-4 pm, CYNTHIA RYDER.
PERFORMERS & THEIR PERFORMANCES
MEGAN MACKAY – INVERSE EROTICA points out the absurdity of assigning roles to costume through fantasy. MacKay adopts the moves of an erotic dancer who puts on clothing until she has become a sexless, amorphous blob of fabric.
WHITEFEATHER – FIXATION STATION explores obsessive bodily engagement in the form of oral fixation. WhiteFeather’s performance involves lipstick, watercolour paper and sunflower seeds in the shell.
JOE BLADES – BLUE BRAINS will be a word association performance based on the idea of academic intellectual congestion and notions of attraction and the uncomfortable.
SHAUN BARTONE & CYNTHIA RYDER – TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT: an exploration of sexual repression. Under a picture of the Queen, Cynthia and Shaun will sip tea while reading passages from banned books. Simultaneously screening in the adjacent window will be the video Slut: A Drama in One Word alternating with found films of tea services from around the world.
CYNTHIA RYDER – FOOT WORSHIP. A study of our obsession with brand, style, and the appeal of the shoe, Cynthia will be crafting an altar from her 60+ pairs of shoes and boots.
AMANDA JARDINE – DECOLUMNIZATION will explore the expected disconnect between theory and sexuality in the academic community by using live creative nonfiction writing (in column form) to bridge this gap.
JO GRIFFITH – ARTEFACTS/X-COLONEL WILLIAMS. The police interrogation of Colonel Williams plays continuously while endless nonsensical flow charts are made to document the absence of reason for the crimes.
CANDACE MOOERS – LESSONS IN LOYALTY/CONFESSIONS will be the reading of a S&M script without following any of the emotional cues for audio performance, using a voice mixer and homemade radio transmitter.
Jo Griffith works in criminal justice and explores related themes through performance and art.
Shaun Bartone is a Sociology Instructor at UNB Fredericton and a queer performance artist, musician, and poet.
WhiteFeather is an artist, writer, educator and arts administrator known for both her engaging strangeness and (sometimes) intimidating
Joe Blades is an artist, poet, and publisher in Fredericton, whose Trail of Poems is on display in Galerie Charlotte Glencross
Gallery, CSAC, 1 Feb to 15 March.
Cynthia Ryder is an award-winning metalsmith, visual artist, fetish model, and proponent of radical relationships.
Amanda Jardine is an overeducated, underemployed weirdo who calls
Fredericton home (even though it’s not); she survives off local produce and witticism.
Candace Mooers has been a community radio broadcaster since 1997. Once upon a time, she also worked for a S&M audio production company.
Megan MacKay is a Fredericton-based writer and comedian who believes that she is invisible when her eyes are closed.
Amanda, the first performer in Hoot & Peep started at 1 pm, today. She is being photographed by WhiteFeather.
Owl's Nest Bookstore, 390 Queen St, Fredericton, NB.