Department of Fine Arts
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The Department of Fine Arts would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday October 25 at 12:30pm for our Artist Talk Series featuring Paul Couillard. The talk will be a hybrid format with the in-person talk in East Campus Hall 1219 also available online at https://uwaterloo.zoom.us/j/93716320869?pwd=by85Y1FJd2NSYWZ3WS9GVHRXTTVyZz09.
Paul Couillard has been working as a queer performance artist, curator, and performance art scholar for over 30 years. He has created more than 300 solo and collaborative performance works in 26 countries, often working with his partner Ed Johnson. Their Duorama series explores notions of relationship from an askance perspective. Paul's solo practice focuses on duration and the effects of time, site-responsiveness, building community, and addressing trauma through explorations of our bodies as shared vessels of sensation, experience, knowledge and spirit. He is a cofounder of FADO Performance Art Centre and the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, both based in Toronto, and the editor of the book series Canadian Performance Art Legends. He has been a lecturer at McMaster University and the University of Toronto Scarborough, and holds a doctorate from the York/Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.