Fonds LA.SC111 - John Faichney fonds

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John Faichney fonds


  • 1974-1985 (Creation)

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165 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

John Faichney is a Canadian dancer, television producer and software analyst born in Montreal in 1952. He graduated from Oberlin College where he developed an interest in choreography and dance improvisation. In May 1976 he performed at the Centre for Experimental Art & Communication (CEAC) in Toronto and was invited to join the Centre’s staff. Amongst other activities, he designed printed matter, maintained exchange programs with other artists’ groups, curated an exhibition of artists’ books and managed distribution of mailings and periodicals (including Strike, a quasi monthly newspaper.) John Faichney lives in Kitchener, Ontario, and remains involved with Contact Improvisation.

Archival history

The material comprising this fonds was maintained by John Faichney until 1995 when it was acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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AGO Credit Line: Gift of John Faichney, 1995

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Fonds consists of printed and manuscript material accumulated by John Faichney during his years as an artist involved in the KAA/CEAC collective. Publications originating with CEAC, issues of Canadian and international periodicals, posters, samples of letterhead, exhibition catalogues, the original typed manuscript of an international symposium, and book materials are included. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Kensington Art Association and CEAC 2. Periodicals and books

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No further accruals are expected.

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Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.

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Various copyright holders. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the fonds.

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Originally prepared in 2006
Uploaded and adapted by Nirvana Chainani, 2019




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