Photo credit: Hélène Brousseau for Artexte, 2022

Launch | w.o.r.k.s.c.o.r.e.p.o.r.t by Clive Robertson

Co-organized by 7A*11D International Festival of Performance and Artexte

September 10, 2022 — 11 AM to 12 PM @ online

In partnership with the 7A*11D International Festival of Performance, Toronto Performance Art Collective and Artexte are pleased to invite you to the virtual launch of the digital reissue of w.o.r.k.s.c.o.r.e.p.o.r.t on September 10, 2022, at 11:00 am (EDT) on Zoom.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the W.O.R.K.S collective, composed of artists Clive Robertson and Paul Woodrow, we propose a rediscovery of w.o.r.k.s.c.o.r.e.p.o.r.t (1975) the new augmented digital edition of the anthology includes an introduction written by artist Craig Leonard. 

The archives of W.O.R.K.S and w.o.r.k.s.c.o.r.e.p.o.r.t will be featured during the launch,  followed by a conversation between Clive Robertson and Johanna Householder. 


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Guests’ biographies:

Clive Robertson is a performance and media artist and former artist curator/critic/publisher whose works continue to be featured in domestic and  international museum surveys, alternative venues, and art research projects. A producer and theorist of artist platforms/events/spaces in Reading (UK), Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, and Kingston, Clive is a founding editor and publisher of the magazine, Centerfold/FUSE (1976-2014), ARTON’S Video Publishing (1977-1980), and the audio art/music label, VOICESPONDENCE (1974-2007). His books on performance art are w.o.r.k.s.c.o.r.e.p.o.r.t (with Paul Woodrow) Beau Geste Press, 1975; Performance art au/in Canada 1970-1990 (with Alain-Martin Richard) , Éditions Intervention and Coach House Press, 1991; and the digital republication of w.o.r.k.s.c.o.r.e.p.o.r.t., Artexte, 2022. Clive’s cultural policy studies book on self-administration, funding accountability logics, and representational struggles, Policy Matters – Administrations of Art and Culture was published by YYZ Press in 2006. Clive’s retrospective documentary exhibition of collaborations, “Then + Then Again – Practices within an artist-run culture 1969-2006,” was on tour in Canada between 2007-2013. A retired professor of Contemporary Art History and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, Clive is currently animating an archive of his projects for open research access.


Johanna Householder is one of the founders of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. She has performed across Canada and at international venues for over 40 years and also makes video, audio and choreography. Her interest in how ideas move through bodies has led her often collaborative practice; most recently collaborating with Judie Price and six sound artists to produce Diptychs: UTC-4, UTC-7, a series of zoom recorded videos exhibited at the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, and online January to May 2022. She has co-edited two books with Tanya Mars: Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women (2004), and More Caught in the Act (2016) published by Artexte and YYZ Books.