Untitled by Christian Messier

Thursday / Oct 23 / 08
8:00 pm

XPACE Cultural Centre
58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to present a new performance work by Christian Messier, on the opening evening of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.


"The material in my performanceʼs work is the possibility of body. I create poetic structures of actions with this unstable language. Sometime I eat an onion to cry, drink beer and vomit later, use endurence, force or flexibility of my body, make sound with my voice, light fire on myself, etc. This proximity of my own body is just help me to communicate the powerfull flame that I feel when I create. But beind that raw love for art appear a rigorous logical structure who support the piece and let emerge sense. Now, there is a continuous strike between rigid sense and unstable sensation. What I am searching in art is this moment when in a piece, itʼs become impossible to mix or separate sense and sensation."

~Christian Messier


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: Untitled by Christian Messier
+ VIDEO GALLERY: Untitled by Christian Messier
+ ARTICLE: Day 1 (Opening Night) by Elaine Wong
+ ARTICLE: Day 1 (Opening Night) by Andrew James Paterson