Missing Associates was the performance art partnership formed in the early 1970s by interdisciplinary artist Peter Dudar and dancer/choreographer Lily Eng. Previously, collaborations between visual artists and dancers had usually been one-off. Eng and Dudar’s ongoing partnership produced a deeper, unique hybrid of conceptual art, innovative dance and experimental film.
Missing Associates were prime movers of the first wave of Toronto performance art and experimental dance in the 1970s, a period of enhanced creativity and social dynamism. They racked up an unprecedented 13 programs at Toronto's A Space Gallery and another 12 at 15 Dance Lab, while also showing locally in venues such as The Art Gallery of Ontario and CEAC (Centre for Experimental Art and Communication).
They showed coast to coast in North America, ranging from New York on the east coast to Vancouver on the west. And at a time when Europe was split by a physical and cultural "iron curtain", Missing Associates tapped into the common languages of conceptual and performance art, showing in international venues on both sides of that divide. In cities such as London, Brussels, Kassel, Vienna, Milan, Zagreb and Warsaw, Eng and Dudar established a vital, ongoing presence for Canadian performance art within the international scene.
A Space 25th Anniversary Project
1996, 20:47 minutes, 1996, No language
1985, 05:35 minutes, Colour, No language
1982, 16:18 minutes, Colour, English
1978, 08:15 minutes, Colour, No language
1977, 12:45 minutes, Colour, No language
Lily Eng, Solo Improvisation, Documenta 6
1977, 12:27 minutes, B&W, No language
1977, 10:26 minutes, B&W, No language
1976, 10:55 minutes, B&W, No language
1976, 19:01 minutes, B&W, No language
1975, 18:06 minutes, B&W, No language
1975, 24:38 minutes, B&W, No language
1975, 21:00 minutes, B&W, No language
1975, 10:24 minutes, B&W, No language
1974, 05:05 minutes, Colour, Silent
Establishing Equal Grounds for Mutual Support
1974, 03:46 minutes, Colour and B&W, English
Constant and Repeating Elements/Random or Changing Elements
1974, 04:57 minutes, Colour and B&W, English
1974, 13:02 minutes, B&W, English