Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone B Independent Project

Speed Date with Natasha Bailey, 2012
Photo: Susy George Hart

Suitable for all ages

Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Speed Date with Natasha Bailey

Natasha Bailey - Toronto, Canada

Performance Art

Performance artist Natasha Bailey shares her curiosity about the audiences of her performances: "I want to learn more about the audience, who they are, their interests, likes and dislikes."  With this in mind, Bailey has designed a performance requiring the audience to fully interact with her. Tequila Bookworm is hosting this event in which the artist invites art seekers to take part in a five-minute Skype speed date.

Seated at two computers staged in the restaurant window, an audience member and the artist communicate by typing via keyboard - their computer screens are projected to reveal this interaction.

Texting and Internet-based dialogue has replaced most face‐to‐face encounters. This performance plays on the current human disconnect by forcing both parties to engage in an intimate encounter that limits personal interaction.

Curated by Earl Miller

Natasha Bailey is a Toronto artist who works in performance and video. She received her MFA in Media from Slade School of Fine Art in London England.


7:00 - 8:30 pm - First set of performances 8:30 - 8:45 pm - Break 8:45 - 10:15 pm - Second set of performances 10:15 - 10:30 pm - Break 10:30 - 12:00 am - Third set of performances 12:00 - 1:15 am - Break 1:15 - 2:30 am - Fourth set of performances 2:30 - 2:45 am - Break 2:45 - 4:15 am - Fifth set of performances


Tequila Bookworm, 512 Queen Street West, 416-384-2946

This project is indoors.