Johanna Householder

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Johanna Householder
Education BFA York University 1977
Known for Performance Art
Movement Performance Art

Johanna Householder is an American-born, Canadian performance artist. Since the late 1970s Householder has made performance works and videos while writing and editing texts about performance art in Canada; in the 1980s, Householder, Louise Garfield and Janice Hladki were members of the feminist performance ensemble The Clichettes, using lip-synching and humour to critique contemporary culture.[1] The Clichettes are considered "the quintessential Bad Girls of Canadian performance of the 70s" [2] and have been called "dangerously and aggressively funny" by Clive Robertson (artist).[3]

She continues to create performance works with a basis in humour and satire including On the Subject of Art, based on a text by Alain Badiou, Performance Festivals redux, and Portrait of a Situation, which was performed in Helsinki, Valparaiso, Chile, Budapest, Bratislava and Cluj, Romania.[4]

Householder helped to found Danceworks and the Women's Cultural Building in the 80s, and the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art in 1997.[5]

Householder is a professor in the Integrated Media Program, Faculty of Art at OCAD University, where she is currently Chair of the Criticism and Curatorial Practice Program.[6]

Books[edit]

  • Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance by Canadian women was edited by Householder and Tanya Mars and published by YYZ Books, Toronto in 2004.
  • More Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance by Canadian women was edited by Householder and Tanya Mars and published by YYZ Books, Toronto and Artexte, Montreal in 2016.

Videos[edit]

  • Performance Festival (2007)
  • Vigil - Campo Santo Spirito 2003 (2007)
  • Verbatim (2005)
  • Approximations (Parts 1 - 3) (2002)
  • Next to Last Tango (2001)
  • December 31, 2000 (2001)
  • The Mission (2000)
  • Go to Hell (1985)
  • She Devils of Niagara: Act 2 (1985)
  • She Devils of Niagara: Act 1 (1985)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cobeil, Carole (February 17, 1986). "Clitchette sponsors performance Art Series". The Globe and Mail. 
  2. ^ Mars, Tanya (2006). "Not Just for Laughs". In Mars, Tanya; Householder, Johanna. Caught in the act : an anthology of performance art by Canadian women. Toronto: YYZ Books. p. 27. ISBN 0-920-397-84-0. 
  3. ^ Robertson, Clive. "The Compleat Clichettes". Fuse Magazine (December–January 1986): 13. 
  4. ^ "Vtape". 
  5. ^ "OCAD". 
  6. ^ "Johanna Householder". OCAD University. 

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