It’s been a while since my last update. I’ve been trying not to spend a lot of time on the Internet. Last month I performed the Coffee Truck in Peterborough, Ontario, as part of Artspace’s PUBLIC (or) Cracks in the Sidewalk. Here are a couple pics by Karol Orzechowski. Thanks to Fynn Leitch, Karol, the people of Peterborough, and all other supporters of the project. NOTE: Please check for more photos and a proper project write-up at the Project page of this site. If you don’t find a page for the Peterborough project, be patient and check back in a little while. It may take me a while to post stuff. I’m busy.
The Coffee Truck will be part of PUBLIC (or) cracks in the sidewalk: a show with Vincent Chevalier, Eric Mercer and Katie Waugh, curated by Fynn Leitch, September 10 – 17, 2011.
I was recently awarded a grant from the Toronto Awesome Foundation to produce a public art project that comments on mayor Rob Ford’s war on street art in Toronto. More project info soon.
On October 21st, 2011, I will be at Broken City Lab’s HOMEWORK: Infrastructures & Collaboration in Social Practices, giving a presentation and participating in a panel discussion “looking at existing infrastructures accidentally and intentionally supporting alternative practices; borders creating opportunities and crises; the role of artist-run centres as a counter infrastructures; and the motives for working creatively between infrastructures.”
I’m hitting the road from Toronto to Moncton and back this week. I’m performing music. Something I haven’t done publicly since 2004. I’m excited. If you’re in Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton, Quebec City, Cornwall, Peterborough or London, please check it out. Facebook details here. (tour poster designed by Becky Ip)
I will be participating with Jenny Santos in the 7th Annual Art in Odd Places Festival in New York City. The fest happens October 1 – 10, along 14th Street, from Avenue C to the Hudson River. In response to this year’s festival theme – Ritual: Ceremony, Habituation, Myth, Obsession, Superstition and Liturgy – Jenny and I are planning a super-fun public engagement inspired by Joseph Campbell’s conception of the Hero’s Journey. Look for posters along 14th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, on October 8th and 9th, from noon to 4pm each day. Stray, get found. Updates to follow.
About AiOP: “Art in Odd Places (AiOP) aims to present art that stretches the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.”