Dickie Beau
LOST in TRANS

Fabien Maltais-Bayda
Curated by FADO Performance Art Centre, presented in partnership with SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre, Toronto, February 8 — 10, 2018
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Dickie Beau LOST in TRANS, 2018.
Photos : Joel Fildes (left), courtesy of the artist
Curated by FADO Performance Art Centre, presented in partnership with SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre, Toronto, February 8 — 10, 2018

In a recent episode of the podcast Food 4 Thot, a discussion on queer vocality began with one host revealing, “People’s voices are pretty much my favourite thing… their singing voices, their speaking voices. How they express themselves and how they modulate, and even what they betray.” These words could almost as convincingly be attributed to performance artist Dickie Beau, the persona of Richard Boyce, whose mining of the voice in his multimedia practice implies a similar sense of rapture. If Narcissus, one of the many characters elliptically portrayed in Beau’s LOST in TRANS, drowns in self-love, it is into the aesthetic and sensory pool of the voice that Beau himself delves with equal ardour.

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