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March 22, 2009
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More video stills from performance (Feb 1)

February 8, 2009
Video Still: Cam Matamoros

Video Still: Cam Matamoros

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Video Still: Cam Matamoros

Video Still: Cam Matamoros

Video Still: Cam Matamoros

Video Still: Cam Matamoros

Video Still: Cam Matamoros

Video Still: Cam Matamoros

Video Still: Cam Matamoros

Video Still: Cam Matamoros


Some documents and text score from event at Articule (Feb.1)

February 8, 2009
Cam

Video Still: Cam

Performance objects:
Multiwell reaction plates with antigen
Elisa simulation kit
pipettes
Reusable plastic bottle containers
Reusable glass jars
Recycled garbage found in downtown Montreal
Large table

Performance score for imaginary antibodies:

1.Well A1: Add 10 drops of serum 1 +10 drops PBS buffer
2.Well B1: Add 5 drops of serum 1 + 15 drops PBS buffer
3. Well C1: Add 1 drop of serum 1 + 19 drops PBS buffer
4. Well A2: Add 10 drops of serum 2 + 10 drops PBS buffer
1. Well B2: Add 5 drops of serum 2 + 15 drops PBS buffer
2. Well C2: Add 1 drop of serum 2 + 19 drops of PBS Buffer
3. Well A3: Add 10 drops of serum 3 + 10 drops PBS buffer
4. Well B3: Add 5 drops serum 3 + 15 drops PBS buffer
5. Well C3: Add 1 drop of serum 3 + 19 drops PBS Buffer
6. Well A4: Add 20 drops PBS buffer
7. Well B4: Add 20 drops PBS buffer
8. Well C4: Add 20 drops PBS buffer
9. Well A5: Add 10 drops MRSA control + 10 drops PBS buffer
10. Well B5: Add 5 drops MRSA control + 15 drops PBS buffer
11. Well C5: Add 1 drop MRSA control +19 drops PBS buffer
12. Let stand 1 minute
13. Remove fluid from wells A1,B1 and C1.
14. Remove fluid from wells A2, B2 and C2.
15. Remove fluid from wells A3, B3, and C3
16. Remove fluid from wells A4, B4, and C4
17. Remove fluid from wells A5, B5, and C5
18. Add 10 drops of anti-human antibody to A1-A5, B1-B5, and C1-C5
19. Repeat steps 17-21.
20. Add 2 drops of colourmetric enzyme solution to A1-A5, B1-B5 and C1-C5
21. Look for change in colour.
22. Repeat 17-21.
23. Gather all materials not used with the liquid and place in biodegradable recycling bags until no object of the installation remains.
24. Walk out of gallery to recycling bins across street and dispose of materials.


Performance at Articule Feb 1st, 2009

January 25, 2009
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***English below***

LES PROJETS SPÉCIAUX @ ARTICULE PRÉSENTE:
En collaboration avec InTerreArt (http://interreart.blogspot.com)

Performers Interconnectées
Performances de Tagny Duff, André Éric Letourneau et Nicole Fournier
Commissaire: Nicole Fournier
Dimanche le 01 février 2009
chez articule (262 Fairmount O.)
Performing Diagnostics
Installation-performance à partir de midi, action à 18h30
Ciné-Parc pour chiens de traîneau
Action-manoeuvre à 18h30
Interconnections entre personnes, chiens, micro-espèces, nourritures,…en action
Installation-performance à partir de midi, action à 19h et 19h30
SVP notez que vos chiens sont invités aux performances, à partir de 18h3
Performers Interconnectées porte sur les relations interespèces, les relations interhumaines, les bio-oeuvres, l’écologie, les biotopes, les interconnexions avec des performeurs non-humains. L’évènement aborde le thème des interrelations humaines et de la collectivité, en utilisant la matière vivante, les bactéries, les fungis, et les collectivités cellulaires (dont sont faits les êtres humains et les autres espèces), dans une performance non-cellulaire et virale, interconnectée à la vie. Il s’agit de performances invisibles qui se déroulent tant dans le microcosme que dans le macrocosme.
http://interconnectedperformers.blogspot.com/


L’installation-performance de TagnyDuff, Performing Diagnostics invite les visiteurs de la galerie à participer à une performance collective autour du test de dépistage du virus HIV, en utilisant le protocole « ELISA » (dosage d’immunosorption liée à enzyme). Le dépistage sera fait à partir de déchets collectés dans des poubelles de recyclage- l’anti-thèse des techniques stériles pratiquées dans l’environnement des laboratoires. La performance donnera aussi à voir une manoeuvre collective au cours de laquelle les visiteurs seront invités à disposer des déchets (et finalement, de l’installation elle-même). La galerie deviendra un lieu où se crée et se développe les déchets biologiques et pathogènes développés par ses visiteurs humains-animaux.
Afin de participer à la performance de dépistage « Elisa », merci de vous inscrire à l’adresse suivante : tagny3@sympathico.ca avant le dimanche 1er février.
https://performingdiagnostics.wordpress.com/

La manoeuvre d’André Éric Letourneau, Ciné-Parc pour chiens de traîneau, traite de la transportation du pollen par les mammifères, dans le cas présent, par les chiens. Ceux-ci se frottent tout naturellement aux plantes durant leurs divagations. Ils consomment aussi les semences qui se cachent ensuite dans leurs selles, contribuant ainsi à la propagation des espèces végétales et à leur répartition naturelle sur leurs territoires. Le Ciné-Parc pour chiens de traîneau est aménagé en face de la galerie articule. Les chiens (“stationnés”) sont invités à regarder le tout premier épisode de «Six Million Dollar Man» à travers la vitre de la galerie. Attirés par la nourriture peinte sur la vitrine de la galerie, ils mangeront, dévoreront, ou au moins lècheront amoureusement, Steve Austin, pour en digérer l’essence et l’évacuer plus plus tard, fécondant ainsi (symboliquement) le sol montréalais de semences bioniques.

Nicole Fournier présentera The Interconnections of people, dogs, fungi, food…performing. Ce travail réunit des meubles recyclés transformés par les aléas du climat, la préparation de nourriture, ainsi que de la nourriture en décomposition (compost). Fournier utilisera sa voix, sa débrousailleuse, un rasoir, un sèche-cheveux, une perceuse et un jouet-requin pour opérer des actions sur la nourriture et les plantes, dans la terre ou en train de cuire sur des plaques chauffantes. Entremêlant ceci avec des jeux entre elle et son chien « Whistler », Fournier préparera aussi de la nourriture qu’elle partagera avec le public. L’extravagance d’actions improvisées sera jumelée avec des actions planifiées ou contrôlées, incluant celle de peindre de la nourriture sur les murs de la galerie que vous et votre chien serez invités à manger.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS @ ARTICULE PRESENTS:
in collaboration with InTerreArt (http://interreart.blogspot.com)

Interconnected Performers
Performances by Tagny Duff, André Éric Letourneau and Nicole Fournier
Curator: Nicole Fournier

Sunday February 01, 2009
at articule (262 Fairmount W.)
Performing Diagnostics
Installation-performance starting at noon, action at 6:30pm
Drive-in for sled dogs
Happening at 6:30pm
The Interconnections of people,dogs, fungi, food,…performing
Installation-performance starting at noon, action at 7pm and 7:30pm
Please note your dogs are invited to the performance, starting at 6:30pm.
Interconnected Performers showcases some of the concerns of interspecies relations, interhuman relations, bioworks, ecologies and interconnections with non-human performers. The event addresses human interrelationships and collectivity using living matter, bacteria, fungi and cellular collectivity (which make up humans and other species), along with non-cellular, viral performance, interconnected to life. It is about invisible performances that take place in the microcosm and the macrocosm.
http://interconnectedperformers.blogspot.com/


Tagny Duff’s performance-installation, Performing Diagnostics, invites gallery visitors to collectively perform the testing for the presence of HIV via protocols performed through the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The “testing” will be performed with garbage collected from recycling bins, the antithesis of sterile technique practiced in laboratory environments. The performance will also feature a collective action where visitors are invited to dispose of the waste (and ultimately the installation). The gallery becomes a place for creating and processing biological waste and pathogens created by its human-animal visitors.
To participate in the ELISA testing aspect of the performance please email tagny3@sympatico.ca before Sunday February 1.
https://performingdiagnostics.wordpress.com/

André Éric Letourneau’s Drive-in for sled dogs is about the transportation of pollen by mammals, in this case dogs. As mammals brush against plants in the wilderness, they pick up pollen on their fur or consume seeds and excrete them, thus allowing for the propagation of plant species. Drive-in for sled dogs will be set up in front of articule. There, dogs will be parked and invited to watch the very first episode of the “Six Million Dollar Man”. Attracted to food painted on the storefront window, they will eat, devour, or at the very least lick Steve Austin, digesting him and expelling him further away, hence pollinating the soil with his bionic seed.

Nicole Fournier will present The interconnections of people, dogs, fungi, food…performing. This work brings together recycled furniture altered by the climate, food preparation and decomposing food (composting). Fournier will use her voice, weedeater, razor, hair dryer, drill and toy shark to perform actions on food and plants in earth that will be cooking on a stovetop. Intermixed with play between herself and her dog “Whistler”, Fournier will also be preparing and sharing food with the public. The wildness of unpredictable improvised actions will be paired with planned or controlled actions, such as painting food on the gallery wall, which spectators and their dogs will be invited to eat.
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January 14, 2009

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New performance

January 13, 2009

The latest version of Performing Diagnostics is a one day performance installation that will take place on Sunday February 1st at Articule in Montreal. Press information with details for time and place will be release next week.

Performing Diagnostics:

Take a dash of donkey antibody. Mix with monkey secondary antibody. Add antigen taken from a genetically modified lab mouse. Stir gently with a plastic spoon found in the garbage dump. Take needle tips unearthed from landfill located near the incineration waste facility and carefully dissolve them in a beaker of bleach. Put both mixtures in a petri dish made from egg shells to see the enzyme reaction to determine a diagnosis. Is it positive or negative?

This performance installation re-imagines biotech protocols for diagnostic testing in relation to waste. Here, high-tech bio-surveillance lab equipment meets low-tech DIY recycling and craft; glossy sterile lab materials meet contaminated garbage. In Performing Diagnostics the art gallery is amplified as a vector for processing biological waste and pathogens created by its human-animal visitors.

Gallery visitors are invited to perform the protocols for ELISA (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) – a scientific protocol with medical applications to test for the presence of HIV and breast cancer – with garbage collected from recycling bins in Montreal. The re-use of garbage in biomedical and biotech practices proposes a DIY ethos, where anyone could potentially create an HIV testing kit from found objects, and complicates the segregation of purity from waste in the methodology of testing for ‘diseases’. Visitors are further invited to collectively perform the sterilization and waste disposal of all materials generated during the performance. Ultimately, the contamination of viral, bacterial, cellular, molecular, environmental bodies is contemplated as a potentially productive relation, albeit, entirely unscientific!

performing diagnosis

performing diagnosis


Upcoming

November 30, 2008
Anonymous photographer

Photo: Anonymous

A newer version of the performance first done at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (April 2008) will be shown at Subversiv Messe in Linz, Austria during Mid-May 2009. See below for details.