Speed Date with Natasha Bailey, 2012. Susy George Hart
Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Natasha Bailey - Toronto, Canada
Speed Date with Natasha Bailey
120 - Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen Street West
Performance artist Natasha Bailey shares her curiosity about the audiences of her performances: "I
want to learn more about the audience, who they are, their interests, likes and dislikes." With
this in mind, Bailey has designed a performance requiring the audience to fully interact with her. Tequila
Bookworm is hosting this event in which the artist invites art seekers to take part in a five-minute
Skype speed date.
Seated at two computers staged in the restaurant window, an audience member and the artist communicate
by typing via keyboard - their computer screens are projected to reveal this interaction.
Texting and Internet-based dialogue has replaced most face-to-face encounters. This performance plays
on the current human disconnect by forcing both parties to engage in an intimate encounter that limits
Curated by Earl Miller
Natasha Bailey is a Toronto artist who works in performance and video. She received her MFA in Media
from Slade School of Fine Art in London England.
7:00 - 8:30 pm - First set of performances 8:30 - 8:45 pm - Break 8:45 - 10:15 pm - Second set of performances
10:15 - 10:30 pm - Break 10:30 - 12:00 am - Third set of performances 12:00 - 1:15 am - Break 1:15 -
2:30 am - Fourth set of performances 2:30 - 2:45 am - Break 2:45 - 4:15 am - Fifth set of performances