ILLOGICAL ANIMAL SNOWPANTS


ILLOGICAL ANIMAL SNOWPANTS
Saturday December 11, 8-10:30 PM

253469 is duty bound to host the one-night art event Illogical Animal Snowpants, a screening of challenging art films and short art performance works that resist the current cold climate and bucks and bellows in the new art ghetto of Bloor and Lansdowne to fill one small room with large and unpredictable dreams and "Naked Again" a window installation with frequent flyers in mind.


8:00-8:30
HOBBY HORSE
The future of fiction and beauty as not understood by the artists 253 & 469. Ideas will be expressed irrationally by time, object(s), noise and image projection.

8:30-9:30
SHORT ART FILM SCREENING
Adam David Brown (Toronto)
Henry "Banger" Benvenutti (NYC via Toronto)
Eugénie Cliche (Saint-Lambert, QC)
Angela Eileen De Crescenzo (Toronto)
Robert Ezergailis (Hamilton))
Guy Hood (Peterborough)
Christina Kozak (Toronto)
Wesley Rickert (Toronto)

9:30-10:00
INVERTED SPACE FEMME THEATRE
A non text performance based in immediate, organic and collaborative audio and visual responses to the concepts of movement, nature and relationships to each other. Kathleen Reichelt, Christina Kozak and Wesley Rickert
(All times approximate)

(Image below from short by Eugénie Cliche)


Istvan Kantor @253469

Istvan Kantor's Exhibit "My Struggle" @253469
November 5 - 28, 2010


Friday November 5th - Istvan Kantor MY STRUGGLE 
Exhibit and Performance featuring art-rebel fashionista 
Andii Brooks of StanDingVertiGo with Red ArmBand 
desperadoes Alexander Braun, Eszter Jagica, Lewis Kaye, 
Rebecca Leung and others. 
7PM







Display Value


an exhibit of new work by Wesley Rickert and Kathleen Reichelt
September 30 - October 30, 2010
opening reception Saturday October 9, 2 - 5PM
Exhibition hours are Wed - Sat, 1 - 6 PM






Movement comma movement; collective dream 26

Saturday June 26, 2010 8-11 PM @253469



























(Above:  Ulysses Castellanos) 
The official city of Toronto artist secure event zone taking place @253469 on Saturday June 26 from 8-11PM. "Movement comma movement; collective dream 26" is a pro-global sub-atomic art particle summit of demanding short art films, irrational video, new sound and short performance. Security costs for this extra-ordinary one night art event plummeted from an initial estimate of over one billion billion billion Canadian to just a little over nothing.





















PROGRAM
7:45 East Window
Ongoing Performance:
Nicole Torok "The Names People Give Me"  (PHOTO)



8:00 - 8:15 pm
loops

8:15 - 9:00 pm
SCREENING

Robert Morpheal
The Burning Times
5 minutes, 25 seconds

Karol Orzechowski
The Call, 18 mins
The Callis a meditative fake documentary (not a mockumentary) about the thin line between knowledge and insanity, learning and losing it. As the G20 caravan of doom troopers rolls through town and promotes ignorance and fear of authority, this adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft tale reminds us that we should lean into the fear and seek to know more... even if it means the end result is that we are no more.

Lucy McKenna
Fish Freezing Factory
90 seconds
Based on an abandoned Icelandic building, 'Fish Freezing Factory' is a visual apparition of the spirit lost to an Icelandic Fish processing factory.It is a projection of images of my work onto the abandoned fishing plant building at night, filmed, and then digitally manipulated. It is inspired by the mythology and magic of the Icelandic culture, the history of Skagaströnd town where the building is situated, and influenced by the Northern Lights. The audio features a sample by Icelandic band Múm.

Wes Rickert
Blue Tarp Black Boots
2 minutes
Recently In Paree
2 minutes
Demonstration of Concept
6 minutes

9:15 - 10:30 pm
PERFORMANCE

Inverted Space Femme Theatre @253469 @ 9:15 pm
Christina Kozak, Kathleen Reichelt, Wes Rickert, Angela Eileen De Crescenzo
A non text performance based in immediate, organic and collaborative responses to the concepts of movement, water and relationships to each other.
20 minutes

Angela Eileen De Crescenzo @ 9:35 pm
Windmills
video and performance
10 minutes

Ulysses Castellanos @ 9:45 pm
CLA - CONCEPTUAL LIBERATION ARMY ACTION NUMBER 1: NARCOLEPTIC DRIFT
video and performance
15 minutes

Daeve Fellows @ 10:00 pm
Sky Demon
video and performance
10 minutes

Istvan Kantor @ 10:15 pm
video and performance
20 minutes









Optimistic Landing

Optimistic Landing is an exhibit of large format paintings on paper, plastic and canvas accompanied by words and video created in the spring of 2010 @253469.


May 29 - June 12


Optimistic Landing is painting about play in the context of a largely pessimistic and cynical world. The paintings are water based and oil based paints on industrial weight kraft paper, stretched canvas and flexible plastic created over a three week period in April (the ideal month for optimism in Toronto!) I started painting on plastic after I found a discarded plastic poster at the side of the curb in the downtown core. I liked the effect, the transparency and smoothness of the material. I also painted on large pieces of heavy brown paper which I primed in ten foot lengths. I cut them to size when I was ready to apply colour. In the spirit of play I decided not to meticulously and evenly cut the edges. There are rips and tears that haven't been covered up or repaired. They are small signs of rebellion, happy imperfections and gestures of a playful toughness, well weathered, not delicate.


All of the oil paintings have the same palette of orange, purple, yellow, pink and green. The lines, drips, dribbles, scribbles, slops and strokes are energetic, necessary and new reflecting the organic, spontaneous and emotive qualities of play.  Play is an attitude in an organic process instead of a constructed one.


K Reichelt


The video is a collaborative creation by 253 & 469.




Desert of Woo woo

April 24, 8-11pm




A random program of short art films, video loops, improvised audio & performance driven by the twin concepts of Woo woo and Aleatoricism. The evening will feature a large set construction to receive any and all projections and manifestations as well as mechanized performers. There will be an end of Woo woo party.

Featuring David Bateman, Angela E De Crescenzo, William Davison, Theo Pelmus, Istvan Kantor, Christina Kozak, Robert Morpheal, Kathleen Reichelt, Wesley Rickert and others.

woo-woo: adj. concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific; mysterious; new agey. Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs. Sometimes woo-woo is used by skeptics as a synonym for pseudoscience, true-believer, or quackery. But mostly the term is used for its emotive content and is an emotive synonym for such terms as nonsense, irrational, nutter, nut, or crazy.(reference: http://www.skepdic.com/woowoo.html)

Aleatoricism is the creation of art by chance, exploiting the principle of randomness. The word derives from the Latin word alea, the rolling of dice. It should not be confused with either improvisation or indeterminacy. See also: Automatic drawing, Surrealist automatism, Pareidolia, and Apophenia

Aleatoric methods have been used in artistic composition for thousands of years, and were popularized in the early 20th century by the Dada movement. (reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleatoricism)

 Top Photo:   William Davison
Bottom Photo:  Theo Pelmus

New Bok Choy Moon @253469

an artist friendly raw expanded cinema spectacle


Saturday January 30, 2010


7 - 10 PM


What's so raw and healthy about New Bok Choy Moon @253469? Everything. The live performance and electronic films, the improvised green noise, organic video projection and most of all intensely artist friendly environment. Bette Davis, Michael Jackson, Arthur Schopenhauer and Stephen Harper have promised to be in attendance. No passport required.


7 - 8 pm
The Oracle of Mystery will be in the basement and available for practicing prophesy without a licence while traversing the darkest passages of space and time. Live projection of Oracle readings, video loops & improvised audio upstairs.


8 -9 pm
Amazingly fresh short video screenings, Henry Banger Benvenuti, Eduardo Dellaforresta, Robert Morpheal, Brooke Stubbings, Sue Yuzwak, Kathleen Reichelt and Wesley Rickert


9-9:30 pm
Raw expanded cinema performance by 253, 469 & Olivia Roblin


9:30-10pm
Performance spectacular by Istvan Kantor!