Melting Point: An Amusement by Warren Arcand

Tuesday / Jan 24 / 06
10:00 pm

The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West
Warren Arcand

Co-presented with The Drake Hotel.

FADO Is proud to present a new performance by Vancouver-based performance and media artist Warren Arcand. Presented by FADO and co-sponsored by the Drake Hotel, Melting Point: An Amusement is a reflection on Aboriginal experience in Canada early in the 21st Century. Melting Point is presented as part of the Drake’s Notes from the Underground series (also featuring Slow Dance Recyttal, Animal Monster and more); the evening starts at 9 pm, Arcan's performance is scheduled for 10 pm.

Melting Point: An Amusement offers a set of actions regarding desire and identity, a body in heat, a pantomime of becoming – combining elegant, cynical wit with an extra-strength dose of hopeful persistence. Pulling together disparate threads of historical, political and cultural theory, the performance plays out through a vaudeville of hilarity tinged with monstrousness. Filtered through the perspective of "the Abo experience within the idea of Canada", this performance is, in the artist's words, "…an Amusement regarding nations, naming, the making or modeling of an individual, what it is or isn’t – and maybe finally arriving at an appreciation that much is at stake at making Individuals because it entails making a claim on the world – a potentially totalitarian reproduction."

Bonus Performance: The Chair January 27, 2006 at 8PM Yoga Den, The Drake Hotel (FREE)


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+ PHOTO GALLERY: Melting Point: An Amusement - COMING SOON
+ ESSAY: On Melting Point: An Amusement by Johanna Householder