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Artifacts - Pam Patterson and Leena Raudvee

Mailing address:
264 Bloor Street West
PO Box 22580
Toronto, ON M5S 1V8
Email: Pam Patterson
Email: Leena Raudvee

CCCA Canadian Art Database ARTIFACTS site
Pentimenti, December 2012
Individual Points of Fiction

ARTIFACTS, formed in 1983 by Pam Patterson and Leena Raudvee, produces feminist collaborative works which combine the concerns of art and theatre; they have fused these two traditions into a unique hybridity. While concentrating on performance, ARTIFACTS has also created video and visual exhibitions. Research-in-process, doing-as-action define our practice. Performance works include: 606060 (2012), Palimpsest (2011), Homage to Margaret: Cleaning and Loving It (2010), Headaches 2 (2009), In/Valid (2005), The Voyage Out (2003) for Hysteria Festival, and Passing (2001) for 7A11D International Performance Art Festival.

Pam Patterson has, for over 25 years, been active in the art and women’s communities. Her research, performance and teaching have focused on embodiment in art practice, the body in art, disability studies, women and gender studies, and feminist art education. She has taught for various institutions such as: Ryerson Polytechnical University, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. For the past five years she has been Research Associate for the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto and Artistic Director for the interdisciplinary arts program, WIA projects and teaching at University of Toronto Scarborough in visual and performing arts and at Ontario College of Art and Design University in art and design education. She has curated and organized over 50 events for various venues. As a performance and visual artist she was a founding member of FADO Performance and ARTIFACTS and has exhibited and performed internationally.

Leena Raudvee is a Toronto-based visual and performance artist. As co-Artistic Director of Artifacts, a performance art company, she performed for the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, the V. MacDonnell Gallery and Hysteria and was included in the performance art anthology, "Caught in the Act"; edited by Tanya Mars and Johanna Householder. In 2006, she presented a performance, "the fear of pleasure", at the Collisions Symposium in Victoria B.C. In 2008, she exhibited performance based collages and photographs at the Fleishman Gallery in Toronto. Leena Raudvee is a curatorial and programming associate for WIAprojects and a member of the WIAprojects collective. As such, she curates exhibitions, facilitates and assists with programs and designs the exhibition catalogues.

Exhibitions and Performances
2013       Distended Topographies, EdgeZones, Miami, Fla. (performance with Miklos Legardy)
              RockWalk, Dufferin Grove Park, Global Performance Art Walk | 16.02.2013 (Curators Ignacio Pérez Pérez and
              Adriana del Mar Rondón Rivero)
2012       Pentimenti, Gallery 1313, Toronto, (installation & performance residency).
              Night storm, jazz cool, FOOD=NEED, WIAprojects & DPNCHC, Toronto, (performance).
               Individual Points of Fiction, A Space Gallery, Toronto (exhibition & performance).
              60-60-60: A Performance Action, CWSE Gallery, Toronto
2011       Palimpsest, Toronto Free Gallery (exhibition & performance).
              “In/Valid” for Being She: The Culture of Women’s Health and Health Care through the Lens of Wholeness,               Gladstone Hotel & Women’s College Hospital (group exhibition)
2010       Homage to Margaret: Cleaning and Loving it, CWSE Gallery, International Women’s Day Toronto (performance).
2009       At the Lighthouse: Death I'm So Over That, Gibralter Point Centre for the Arts, Toronto (performance).
              Headaches II, CWSE Gallery, (exhibition & performance).
2005       In/Valid, CWSE Gallery Toronto (exhibition & performance).
2003       The Voyage Out, Hysteria: A Festival of Women, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto (performance).
              Remnants and Recoveries, A Space Gallery, Toronto (performance).
2002       ARTIFACTS, HIVE, Toronto (video).
2001       Passing, 7a*11d International Festival of Performance, Toronto (performance).
              Artifacts: Remnants and Recoveries, Belleville Public Gallery (retrospective exhibition).
2000       Fragments, V. MacDonnell Gallery, Toronto (performance).
1999       Holding (a small boat on a blue-black sea), WARC, Toronto (exhibition).
1998       Like a Brief Breeze, The Banff Centre, Toronto (exhibition).
1996       Like a Brief Breeze, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton (exhibition).
1989       Crossing the Street, Hamilton Artists' Inc., Hamilton (exhibition & performance).
              A Story, Euclid Theatre, Toronto (video performance).
              Detale (detail), ROUNDUP, Toronto (installation & performance).
              Attending II, A Space Gallery, Toronto (performance & installation).
1987       Attending the Interior, The Banff Centre, Alberta (performance & installation).
1984       Suburban Mirage, Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto (performance).
              Headaches for the Unit, Feminist Cabaret, Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto (performance).
              Unwinding, Alter Eros Festival, Toronto (performance).
1983       Ghost Trio, Theatre Centre, Toronto (performance).
              Female Laundry, A Space Gallery, Toronto (performance).
              Madame X from Planet X, Toronto (performance).
              Entrapment, Partisan Gallery, Toronto (performance & installation).

2004       “What if Art Acts?” by Paul Couillard in Caught in the Act: An Anthology of performance art by Canadian women,
              Toronto: YYZ Press.
1984       “Top Loading Performance Art” in NOW, Toronto.