A verbatim performance.
Johanna Householder works at the intersection of popular and unpopular culture, shaping plundered source material in order to talk back to mass forms. She has been making performances, video and other artwork since the late 1970s. A member of the notorious feminist performance ensemble, The Clichettes in the 80s, Householder practices her own brand of cultural détournement. A founder of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, she writes on the histories of performance and the effect that performance has in contemporary art, new media, and social perception. She edited, with Tanya Mars, Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance by Canadian women, published by YYZ Books, Toronto in 2005. She is a Professor in the Integrated Media Program at OCAD University, where she is currently Chair of the Criticism and Curatorial Practice Program.