Thursday, July 31, 2014

1997 - Byron Chan

Earlier this summer I wrote an exhibition essay (that can be found here) for Byron Chan's video piece 1997

The video is up from July 9- August 15 at Xpace's External Space in the Learning Zone on the OCAD U campus and hosted online at xpace.info



1997 is a single channel looped video that raises questions about ongoing political issues in Hong Kong. After the first Opium War ended in 1842, the British Empire claimed Hong Kong. China eventually resumed control of the land in the year 1997. Most citizens believed that if China resumed control of their land, media and government operations would begin to lose transparency. 1997 depicts the multi-cultural erasure experienced by the people throughout that time period. As the years go by, and as China continues to govern the region, the cultural diversity that has come to exemplify Hong Kong has been slowly degrading.
 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

#queerdeathdrive at AGO First Thursday - July 2014

July 3rd, 2014 at the AGO - Fan the Flames: Queers on Fire

<3 <br> featured in #queerdeathdrive

Videofag, the performance and media art storefront gallery in Kensington Market, presents #queerdeathdrive, “a video-based revelling in the liminal, fucked up, failing, glitching and degenerate,” featuring the work of Jennifer Chan, Chris Crocker, Adrienne Crossman, Sarah D'Angelo, Funky DinevaLorna Mills, Coral Short, Liz Rosenfeld, the Social Abjects Unite Facebook group and Cale Weir.

 http://www.ago.net/ago-first-thursdays-july-3-2014


























Take away publication with fold out poster designed by Eric Kostiuk Williams


<3 <br> stills










Thursday, June 26, 2014

TONIGHT Chart Attack & Dead Beat Productions Presents: UNTOLD NOISE @ Cinecycle

3 Music Documentary Shorts
8:30PM // Thursday June 26 // Cinecycle (down the alley)
FREE BEER
PWYC

FEATURING DJ LOCKE 'N' LINDSAY
PROJECTIONS BY ADRIENNE CROSSMAN 




 





















10PM // UNTOLD NOISE:
Untold Noise explores Toronto’s noise punk community and the city’s place within the music industry as an emerging mecca of creativity and art. The film captures the shape and driving force of the community, while exploring the overall shift in the industry towards an independent attitude.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxlNHy_JzXQ

9:30PM // THIS IS NOW HERE:
This 12-minute doc on Sackville, NB and its yearly Stereophonic Festival is a feel-good blast of East Coast inspiration. Set against a lulling dronescape from Mike Smith, the narration is provided by prime movers from the Killer Haze crew, Julie Doiron and other recognizable Maritime musical faces. Colin Medley shines a light on the town’s current hotspots with the same subtle yet striking composition of his photographs and previous films. Everybody knows this is now here.

9:00PM // WE ARE THE HEART OF THIS TOWN:
We’re the Heart of This Town is a documentary about Boro Fondo; a DIY music and bicycle festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Join hundreds of bicyclists as they bike from house show to house show across the southern town. The film looks at the town’s house concert scene, the festival’s illegal origins and the youth’s journey towards being accepted in the broader community.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lPb_RDKQKQ


Co-Presented by
Chart Attack


Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/809740599050834

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

LIBERATION and PERSPIRATION June 28th at The Henhouse - Pride Edition





































SWEAT and salvation....

DJ's:: SIS n BRO n MARY MACK

(Hazel Meyer, Logan MacDonald and Mary Tremonte!)
with Workout video remixes by
ADRIENNE CROSSMAN

NO COVER>>>BRING $ FOR SPECIAL HAND-SILKSCREENED QUEER PRIDE MERCH - tanks & bandanas & more!


Poster by Hazel Meyer

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/331197747033395/

Thursday, June 12, 2014

AGO First Thursday - July 3rd, 2014



























Fan the Flames: Queers on Fire


The AGO gets Queered for the July First Thursday event in celebration of WorldPride 2014 and the Gallery’s new exhibition Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography. Designer and artist Jeremy Laing is guest-curating the event, which features the New York-based cult-pop sensation SSION as the night’s musical headliner, plus installations, performances, and interactive projects by some of Toronto’s most compelling and provocative artists.

Videofag, the performance and media art storefront gallery in Kensington Market, presents #queerdeathdrive, “a video-based revelling in the liminal, fucked up, failing, glitching and degenerate,” featuring the work of Jennifer Chan, Chris Crocker, Adrienne Crossman, Sarah D'Angelo, Funky DinevaLorna Mills, Coral Short, Liz Rosenfeld, the Social Abjects Unite Facebook group and Cale Weir.

Legendary Toronto provocateur Keith Cole hosts The Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired Queer Soap Box Keith Cole Experience dot com backslash 9/11 Princess Diana was Murdered forward slash Inside Job, providing an open-mic platform for voices rarely heard at the AGO, including First Thursdays attendees.

The Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) fags forward an invitation to participate in First Thursday to Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Dana Bishop-Root, who, inspired by activists Reina Gosset and Dean Spade, shout out loud with the project No One is Disposable. "No One is Disposable is a practice of Queering Queer," say the artists. "Infusing the tradition of Queering with the explicit politics of Intersectionality through demonstration and invitation, we make this proposition for a Queering of Queer."

The West Side Stitches Couture Club, initiated by the late artist and community organizer Will Munro in collaboration with Laing, John Caffrey of Kids on TV and artist Luis Jacob, among others, will reunite for one night in partnership with SOY (Supporting our Youth). Pick up a needle and thread and join in on the production line to make your very own queer corsage.

DJs Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson of Cherry Bomb, Toronto’s hottest monthly party for queer woman and their friends, will spin in Walker Court. And queer DJ collective YES YES Y’ALL will get things sweaty in Galleria Italia, spinning hip hop, R&B and dancehall all night long.
Plus, the event will feature pop up talks from Fan the Flames curator Sophie Hackett, Oakville Galleries assistant curator Jon Davies and our monthly one-night-only Out of the Vaults exhibition featuring highlights from the AGO’s collection of works on paper. And it wouldn’t be a First Thursday without delicious food and drinks served throughout the galleries. Don’t miss it!

Follow the #AGO1st hashtag on Twitter for updates on AGO First Thursdays

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19+ (ID required) / Cash Bar

GENERAL ADMISSION
Advance Tickets: $12 / $10 AGO Members
At the Door: $15 / $13 AGO Members

Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty
EXHIBITION ENTRY + GENERAL ADMISSION:
Advance Tickets: $22 / $10 AGO Members
At the Door: $25 / $13 AGO Members

*Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. First Thursdays consistently sell out, and tickets are not held back for at-the-door purchase.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/299715356854555/
AGO website: http://www.ago.net/ago-first-thursdays-july-3-2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

SMALL TALK Season 3 KICK OFF PARTY June 13th @ 8-11

SMALL TALK Season 3 KICK OFF PARTY!!!!!
Get ready for left field informally formal formally informal talks from a broad spectra of topics!!!

8/11 is hosting

expect

performances by
LIDO PIMIENTA
PETRA GLYNT

projections by
ADRIENNE CROSSMAN

UNDERWATER CAMPFIRE by
Small Talk Collective

and
Ecco the Dolphin
DREAMCAST AND SEGA GENESIS VERSIONS ON PROJECTOR

top secret DJ's

BACK GARDEN PARTY at 233 Spadina
(entrance through alleyway)
PWYC (Suggested $5)


Monday, June 2, 2014

BYOB at Power Ball - June 5th, at the Power Plant
























June 5th from 7pm - 11pm at the Power Plant
Power Ball: Old/New World

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
BYOB
CONFETTISYSTEM
Christine Davis
Naomi Kashiwagi
Jon Rafman
Oli Sorenson

MUSIC:
Deko-ze
DJ Kikileaks


BYOB Artists include:
Aamna Muzaffar
Aaron Cunningham
Adrienne Crossman
Adrienne Kammerer
Benjamin Bruneau
Brad Tinmouth & Brian Rideout 

Brandon Dalmer
Brett Bergmann
Brianna Lowe
Connor Crawford
David Ertel
David Hanes
Diana Vander Meulen
Felix Kelmenson
Jeremy Bailey & Kristen D Schaffer 

Jeremy Dabrowski
Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik 
Kaitlin Till-Landry 
Lauren Pelc-McArthur 
Lili Huston-Herterich 
Luis Hernandez
Matt Goerzen
Matthew Jarvis Wall & Conan 

Lai Matthew 
Robin-Nye
Matthew Williamson

Natasha Bailey
Peter Rahul
Philippe Blanchard
Shauna Jean Doherty
Sybil Prentice
Tough Guy Mountain

31 Projects w. 35+ Artists 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/218433931697449/