Pneumatic Vision: Cut by Helge Meyer

Thursday / Oct 21 / 10
8:00 pm

Mercer Union Gallery
1286 Bloor Street West
$10 / PWYC
Helge Meyer

German artist Helge Meyer's performance in Toronto is presented by FADO Performance Art Centre in the context of the 8th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.

Pneumatic Vision: Cut
A new Performance work by Helge Meyer

Every breath has its own quality. Once you breathe in, there is no chance to control what is going inside your body. If you transform the idea of breathing into a question about the content of philosophical values, is it the same? Once you “inhaled” an idea, there is no chance of re-questioning the content? Is religion a drug? Do we still need to know about sins? What is a sin? Maybe the answer is to be found if the black water is inhaled….This new Performance work of Helge Meyer deals with the idea of breathing as a visible sign of being alive. The Performer is searching for poetic images that make the fragility of human existence obvious.


Helge will be giving an artist talk on Friday October 22, from 12-2pm, part of the Performance Art Daily series at the 7a*11d festival, at Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto).


7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
October 21 - 31, 2010



Photo credits
(top, left): System HM2T. Ich verspreche. September 2008. Photo: Georg Anderhub.(top)LOT: Wann...When? September 2008 LOT Theatre, Braunschweig Germany. Photo: Peter M. Glantz; (bottom) System HM2T. Musikkörper-Körpermusik. August 2004. Photo: unknown.

[ 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (1997 - 2014) ]

+ BLOG: Helge Meyer on the 7a*11d Festival Blog (by Natalie Loveless)
+ Helge Meyer performance image gallery