Dr. V Does the Classics by Will Kwan

Thursday / Oct 23 / 08
7:00 pm

XPACE Cultural Centre
58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Will Kwan

FADO Performance Art Centre presents Dr. V. Does the Classics by Will Kwan in the context of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. 


The artist, dressed in a baby blue Viagra pill mascot costume, arrives to the opening night of the festival and enacts 3 classic performances from 3 performance icons.

  • Failing to Levitate in the Studio by Bruce Nauman
  • Following Piece by Vito Acconci
  • And an over the top filing cabinet 'love scene' by Istvan Kantor (Monty Canstin AMEN!)

"To fulfill our Purpose and achieve our Vision, we abide by enduring values. We are deeply committed. We recognize that people are the cornerstone of success, and we value our diversity as a source of strength. Innovation is the key. We know that to be successful we must work together, frequently transcending organizational and geographic boundaries to meet changing needs. We demand the highest ethical standards, and our products and processes will be of the highest quality. We strive for continuous improvement in our performance, measuring results carefully, and ensuring that integrity and respect for people are never compromised."

~Will Kwan


7a*11d is a not-for-profit, artist-driven collective that curates and produces English Canada’s oldest ongoing biennial of performance art. In non-festival years collective members engage in a variety of other performance-based projects. 7a11d was established in 1997 by a group of performance artists, collectives, and organizers, eager to develop a forum for performance art in Toronto. The first 7a11d International Festival of Performance Art, in August 1997, presented the work of 60 local, national and international artists.


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

+ PHOTO GALLERY: Dr. V Does the Classics
+ VIDEO GALLERY: Dr. V Does the Classics
+ ARTICLE: Day 1 (Opening Night) by Elaine Wong
+ ARTICLE: Day 1 (Opening Night) by Andrew James Paterson