- 1984 - 1986
Part of Margaret Dragu fonds
X's & O's was a performance series by Dragu, revisited throughout her career. She first produced X's & O's during a 1985 artist residency at The Western Front in Vancouver, describing it as "about space and design ... I use the shape of X's and O's as a map, floorpan, idea, magic ritual, game-plan. And this effort/shape menu provides holes (dynamics) in which I stitch culture to the sky. Urban culture and urban rhythms. The music is important. There is lots of step-dancing in it sort-of. The piece maintains the aerial view of apartment living looking down on the marketplace." X's & O's utilized dance, live music, slides, and Super 8 video recording, and was based on controlled improvisation.