"Full of beginnings without ends ...." 

                                                                                             Ursula K. Le Guin

Monday/27
 
Sarah Berkley 
http://www.sarahberkeley.com/

‘I Just Work Here: Business Unusual’

Duration: 8 hours

I Just Work Here is a series of performances in urban and rural spaces. These performances are informed by my work experiences in blue and white collar settings. The character I embody for the series is a caricature of the working woman, a feminine persona that I have donned for some of my jobs, especially as a woman in the tech industry. Often her office attire is a stark contrast to the landscape in which the performance occurs. This character has a controlled sex appeal that gives her some power by playing into stereotypical gender-roles and engaging the male gaze. The character performs repetitive, physically intense labor and her labor yields no product. In a larger sense, the I Just Work Here series raises questions about what work is.

 
Mariel Carranza
http://www.marielcarranza.com/

‘Behind the Table’

Duration: 3 hours

Time serve as a frame to enter a timeless space where the action or actions take their own course spontaneously influenced by all the components present in a given space, times and bodies.

 
Christine M. Babic
https://www.christinembabic.com/

‘Strange Land Sceneries’

Duration: 8 hours

My work, my ideas are rooted in my culture and the land from which I was born. I am always writing and rewriting my voice as an indigenous person; finding ways to evolve as a native woman and expose the American Genocide, termination in disguise, blood quantum & all that

encompasses colonialist narrative; ways to personally and collectively decolonize through poetic image and inherently political actions.

 
Jordan T. Paul 
http://topiel.info/

‘80,40’

Duration: 1.5 hours

My work seeks to explore the uncanny distance between measured time and felt duration.

 
Branko Miliskovic
https://brankomiliskovic.wordpress.com/

‘The Song of a Soldier on Watch (The Song from the Grave) One Man Opera’

Duration: 7 hours

I fervently believe that performing body can become electrified after certain period of time being in a particular state of mind, affecting and disturbing the molecules of its surrounding. However, I don’t believe that duration, by default, can produce a powerful performance but rather more the possibility of a performer to compress the floating time in singular presence.

 
Arianna Richardson
www.ariannarichardson.ca
'Plastic Party'
Duration: 3 Hours Monday - Friday 
I use performance in my work, adopting the pseudonym of The Hobbyist, to activate my created objects and act as a public face to spread a message of environmental awareness and agency. I see most of my objects as props to use in my public performances, creating a handmade environment for my character to exist in: an imaginary world in which humorous and absurd individual actions can make a difference against the gigantic environmental catastrophe we currently find ourselves in. I see my performance work as a re-imagining or continuation of what Mierle Laderman Ukeles started with Maintenance Art, publicly gathering, sorting and washing trash in a highly visible and absurdly decorated jumpsuit.
Tuesday/28
 
Syniva Whitney / Gender Tender 
https://syniva.weebly.com/
'Melted Riot'
Duration: 8 Hours 
Living landscapes and portraits inspired by queer history happen in surreal time. Strategies are used to softly sabotage, to melt like butter, to sing like the horizon.
 
Luke Martin & Aaron F. Breilyn 
www.lukecmartin.com
https://soundcloud.com/aaronfosterbresley
'recursive retent'
Duration: 8 Hours 
​'recursive retent' has several entangled concerns: the poetics and politics of listening, labor (specifically as it pertains to the workday), a negation of capital-based productivity, a situation at once strictly composed and firmly open/experimental, and the mental/physical relationship that develops between performers throughout the piece.
 
Petra Zanki 
http://www.petrazanki.com/
'PACES' 
Duration: 37 Minutes 

In Paces, all elements of the performance undergo a gradual modulation. What looks like a repetition on first sight, is a minimal alteration of the previous:  a continuous exchange of equal values, that gently draws the audience into a space of perpetual movement.

No movement ever to be repeated in the exact same way, no picture ever to be taken twice: we live our lives in the midst of inconstancy. Yet, we get along in a surrounding of constant change: blindly we trust, that also tomorrow we will recognize the world as such.