Latitude 53 presents Visualeyez 2017, the seventeenth edition of Canada's annual festival of performance art, from September 26–October 1, exploring the theme of awkwardness

The Flight of the Animator (2)

Posted by Cian Cruise on September 25th, 2015

My laptop’s charging in the AC stand and my cell phone’s daisy chained to the USB port, both hungry for power after a week of labour. A BBQ pork steamed bao works its way down my gullet. People mill about the airport, wandering from gate to gate, towing children or luggage or time. I just said goodbye to Guadalupe and Luciana, who’re heading back to Van city for the Live Biennale. The other artists have already left, their homes spread across the wide expanse of this nation. My flight’s in an hour or so. All of a sudden the festival’s over, I can feel it in my bones.

Breakfast Symposium - photo by Mathieu Léger

Breakfast Symposium – photo by Mathieu Léger

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Luciana D’Annunciação: The Sound Between (2)

Posted by Cian Cruise on September 24th, 2015

Luciana D'Anunciação - photo by Owen Murray

Luciana D’Anunciação – photo by Owen Murray

In a room in a building in Edmonton, Luciana D’Annunciação  sits perfectly still: amidst a tight-knit crowd, on the floor, with her speaker; breathing, she begins, drawing us in through the darkness; no shoes, and no socks — for this is an intimate affair. That’s the first word I wrote down in my notes: “Intimate.” The speaker lounges on its side, the cord bunches in relaxed coils, and Luciana is there, embedded in the sound. And so are we. Three benches pulled away from the wall sit near the centre of the room, barely a metre from the action. There are no wallflowers in this dance. Everyone is close, huddled on benches, stooped over Luciana, listening to her breath tug through the space.

If her previous performance was an elastic band being pulled until it snapped, this one is a harp whose strings are plucked to provide perfect transitions throughout. From sound to sound. (more…)

Luciana D’Anunciação: The Sound Between (1)

Posted by Cian Cruise on September 20th, 2015

Luciana D’Anunciação - photo by Todd Janes

Luciana D’Anunciação – photo by Todd Janes

In a room in a building in Edmonton, Luciana D’Anunciação dances, struts, stretches, and snaps; taps, grinds, pitters, and pats; lolls, breathes, and reaches — but never quite releases; with a microphone and a cord and a speaker. The Sound Between is an improvisational performance stripped down to such an extent it is almost plundered. There is no room for superfluity here, because the elements of sound and noise married to movement and play are wells of perpetual replenishment fecund enough to easily overwhelm. (more…)

Introducing: Luciana D’Anunciação

Posted by Sara CS on September 14th, 2015

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We’ve all heard it: the uncomfortable buzz of feedback at a concert or speaking engagement. Yet have you ever wondered if feedback is not just a noise, but a relationship? What does it expose about the give and take between our bodies, each other, and the room around us? Armed with a mic and amp, artist Luciana D’Anunciação explores this and more in her work at Visualeyez 2015.