Artist

Louise Liliefeldt

Born in Cape town, South Africa in 1968 Louise attended the Ontario College of Art from 1987 to 1992. She is a cofounder of 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art and has been actively co-organizing events in Toronto since 1992. Louise has presented her work throughout Canada, Chicago, Poland and Turkey. During this time she has been producing performance art works where various notions of beauty and the attempt to slow time are manifested by way of metaphors, symbols and physical actions. These works are predominantly concerned with the politics of identity especially as it intersects with issues of gender and race. Other concerns include the cultural conventions of spectatorship and the links between expanded emotional/psychological states and physical experience.

Videography

Selected Performances 2000 - 2001

2002, 23:00 minutes, colour, English

Hamartia

2001, 11:00 minutes, colour, English

Selected Performances 1998 - 1999

2000, 23:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Alternative viewing: DVD's offer new weapon in attacking public...
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Dec. 6, 2001.
Images fest has a thing for sex
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Apr. 22, 1999, v. 18, no. 34.
Promise: Lady in the Lake: Fluid Forms of Self in Performance Video
by Kathleen P. Adams. Promise, 1999.
A moving picture of reel life: Images Festival reflects street heat
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 22, 1999.
A day in the life of the Carnivalesque: The Corporeal Aesthetics...
by Peter Hudson. Mix, Fall 1998, v. 24, no. 2.
Counter Poses: Re-concevoir le tableau-vivant
by Stephen Horne. Fuse, Fall 1998, v. 21, no. 4.