Late Night, DIY-style, Artstars* party, and -- oh, right -- art
Wednesday night, and a busy one at that. Who knew?
Tonight, my path takes me to the live taping of Late Night in the Bedroom's 7th episode at the Show + Tell Gallery on Dundas West. For those who don't know, LNitB (if I may be so bold as to propose an anagram) is the product of the industrious youngsters who have helped keep Whippersnapper Gallery on College alive and kicking the past five years; it's an online talk show that brings a broad set of indie culture folks (and a lot of young artists) to your computer screen, in hopes of giving them a little much-needed exposure. (That's a collection of shots from past tapings, above)
Tonight features a few favourites, my cheeky pals Team Macho, the viral international superhit webisode phenomenon, Toronto's own "Nirvana: The band, the show," and musical guests Everything All The Time. Beat that, Leno.
Speaking of web-based shows about art -- there's more than one? it must be the seventh sign of the apocalypse -- Nadja Sayej, she of the art-criticism-gone-gonzo show Artstars* is hosting a party at Double Double Land on Augusta, one of the centrepoints of the city's wild and woolly DIY, next-gen art scene. Should get ugly; I mean that in the best possible way.
- Michael Snow is lecturing at the Power Plant tonight, on the occasion of his very good solo show there, straight-forwardly titled Recent Snow; tomorrow at the gallery they'll be showing one of his famous early films, La Region Centrale.
- The Blackwood Gallery opens LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!, a collaborative work between Christine Swintak (aka Swintak) and Don Miller. In their own words: "In one location, a cottage is demolished. Second, the cottage is reconstituted in our two gallery locations as a temporary display which functions simultaneously as an architectural autopsy, a time capsule, a resuscitation, a dump display, a scavenger manual, a surgical dismantlement, a reverse gentrification, a study of inefficiency, an erased erasure, and a memento mori."
Creepy. In a good way. I don't know Miller, but I know Swintak's interventions, and her deft use of humour in exploring issues critical to the evolution of the built environment can make for compelling experiences. In other words, I'm in. See you out there.