The Present Tense was built out of Sandrine Schaefer and Philip Fryer‘s long time collaboration. Because of this, we have always held collaborative duos close to our hearts. Next month, LONG-TERM, a live art event curated by Sandrine Schaefer and Adriana Disman that features the work of various artist duos who investigate extended duration, will come to Toronto’s Hub 14. In honor of this upcoming event and our sustained love of artists who choose to make work together, The Present Tense has revisited the archives to bring you a few videos from artist duos we have exhibited through the years. To begin, we are sharing excerpts from Sandrine and Phil’s 17 year “Cicada Project.” Then we revisit the Contaminate Festival to share Mari Novotny-Jones & Kristina Lenzi and Coach TV. We also bring you JV‘s “Trapped” at the Seconds Festival, The Royal Najo Family at PT3 and Tomoko Kakeda and Joanne Stein at PT5. Enjoy!
Sandrine Schaefer & Philip Fryer “Cicada Project” 2006-2023
Mari Novotny Jones & Kristina Lenzi at the Contaminate 3 International Performance Art Festival curated by The Present Tense & TEST 2008
Tomoko Kakeda & Joanne Stein at PT5 curated by The Present Tense 2007
Royal Najo Family at PT3 curated by The Present Tense 2007
JV at the Seconds International Performance Art Festival curated by The Present Tense 2006
Coach TV at the Contaminate 1 International Performance Art Festival curated by The Present Tense & TEST 2006