Performance Art Salon

Originally called "Authenticity Through Artifice"

Performance Art Salon: Pandemic Filter Jam

Spring 2021 Online Workman Arts


Based on the artistic practice of Lisa Anita Wegner this online performance workshop is centred on the key elements of play-- expression and freedom. Using found items like sunglasses, pillowcases, scarves and household items, we will be playing within Zoom’s platform taking advantage of tech glitches and limitations! Welcome to Pandemic Filter Jam.


Each two hour session will start and end with a Mental Health Check-In to facilitate connection as a performance cohort and then play as a group with curated music. 


Salon feels like a sleep over, or recess: a time to play without traditional performance rules. There is nothing to learn or memorize; this is pure play at it’s fancy-dress best. With simple items found at home, some tech glitches and your imagination we can create something magical. 


Drawing on Lisa's own experience with art, we create an environment based on the tastes and interests of the group, where everyone has the freedom to play and find out more about who they are as people and artists. As a participant, you are invited to play with anything you like to express yourself in a comfortable and safe environment. This workshop focuses on process, removing the pressure to produce results by offering you the experience of creating something personal, satisfying, often collaborative, and a whole lot of fun.


Based on the artistic practice of Lisa Anita Wegner this workshop is centred on the key elements of play-- expression and freedom. We use costuming, dress-up, props, wigs, toys, music and even a trampoline! Members say it feels like a sleep over, or recess: a time to play without traditional performance rules. There is nothing to learn or memorize; this is pure play at it’s fancy-dress best.


Drawing on Lisa's own experience with art, we create an environment based on the tastes and interests of the group, where everyone has the freedom to play and find out more about who they are as people and artists. As a participant, you are invited to play with anything you like to express yourself in a comfortable and safe environment. This workshop focuses on process, removing the pressure to produce results by offering you the experience of creating something personal, satisfying, often collaborative, and a whole lot of fun.


The Performance Art Salon is the professional performing troupe that has developed out of this workshop.The Salon performed at  Intangible Adorations: Experience The Icon Headlining 2019 Rendezvous With Madness and Sold out at Fringe 2019 and is now as part of Intangible Adorations Caravan 2021. Becoming an active member of the workshop can be the first step to becoming part of the Salon. https://www.facebook.com/hausofdadaproductions/


Assistant KC Cooper 

KC [at] mightybraveproductions.com 


We were pleased to be part of the Tarragon Theatre March Break Program 2018

Image from Intangible Adorations 2019 at Rendezvous With Madness. Video from 2018 created by Lisa Anita Wegner for haus of dada.

Check out videos of our last sessions before pandemic https://www.facebook.com/hausofdadaproductions/videos/

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