Works by G. Douglas Barrett, Kara Feely, Mark So and Francesco Gagliardi.
Assembled and performed by Francesco Gagliardi.
Object manipulations, tabletop gymnastics, exercises in memory and perception.
Francesco Gagliardi is a visual and performance artist, historian of performance and occasional filmmaker based in Toronto. In 2000 he translated, directed, and performed in the first Italian production of Gertrude Stein’s “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights.” Programs of his performance work have been presented in Los Angles (The Wulf, December 2008; Sea and Space, December 2009), New York City (Ontological-Hysteric Theater, September 2009, May 2010; The Stone, November 2009), Turin, Italy (quindicifebbraio, June 2009, July 2010), Tokyo (Esorabako, July 2011), and Berlin (Miss Micks, January 2009). Since 2008 he has been active as a curator of performance and experimental music, premiering works by a number of contemporary composers including Jennifer Walshe, Mark So, Adam Overton, Travis Just, and G. Douglas Barrett. He has written about the photographic documentation of performance art in the 1960s and 70s, and about the work of Joan Jonas and Gina Pane.