Istvan Kantor presents
Internationally Controversial Performance Art Gala

Performance Art Network Group from Estonia via New York
And local artists
Burning Iceberg Performance / Noise Band
Jessica Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga – solo performance
Saturday nov 24, 2012, Toronto
Outdoor location – Car destruction @ 3pm – 4pm
Empty lot next to 163 Sterling Road Co-presented with SMASH store/gallery

Indoor event @ 7pm – 10pm followed by reception

The Theatre Centre Pop Up, 1095 Queen St. West
Technical support: 253469 
Special thanks to The Theater Centre, CASTLEPOINT

Sponsored by FADO Performance Art Centre

Jessica Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga performing at the Theatre Centre Pop Up 

Burning Iceberg at the Theatre Centre Pop Up 

 Amber Lee, Taje Tross, Al Paldrok are Non Grata 

Non Grata at the Theatre Centre Pop Up 

Gesture Hot Cold

concept: Kathleen Reichelt, audio: Wesley Rickert
performers: Christina Kozak, Brooke Stubbings, Olivia Roblin
photos: David Dupont, July 2012

"Burning Birch X 3"

Burning Birch X 3the Worldwide Film Festival of Short Art Films By Artists at the Trash Palace,
Saturday May 26, 2012, 9 - 11 pm

The defining characteristic of art is poetry.  For all the things that art can be, without poetry it is not.  

Burning Birch X3, the worldwide festival of short art films and videos by artists at the Trash Palace in Toronto May 26, was an evening of visual poetry.  Without a pre-selected theme, the program revealed a number of shared commonalities from contemporary artists around the world who work with film and video as an art form.  These include art as a sacred ritual, art as an expression of joy, as moving paintings and drawings.

Complete article here:

Photos by Christina Kozak and Kathleen Reichelt
Text by Kathleen Reichelt

Images of films in event ps, order from top to bottom:
Black Plastic Fork, Wesley Rickert, Toronto, Canada 2012
The Story of Thomas Edison, Aaron Zaghers, Winnipeg, Canada, 2011
Vertigo, Julia Weber, Paris, France, 2012
Imtra, Andreas Karaoulanis, Germany, 2012
Henry Banger Benvenuti, NYC expatriate, 2009

(above: Ullysses Castellanos,  ”I’m Too Sad To Tell You”)

(above: Nervous Breakdown)

The 253469 punk jazz noise band, Alpha Couple, Nervous Breakdown, Adolf Glitter, Ulysses Castellanos, PublicMachine, Jubal Brown, BLENDED SURPRISE and the DJ Abominable Hominid.

Carelessly blended audio, video screenings and intense performance made of whole art ingredients including dadaism, bi-lingualism, surrealism, post modernism, absurdism, punkism, glitterism, whacktivism, projectorism, popularism, curbism, circle-ism, line-ism, moonism, square-ism, noise-ism, funism, showism, pure-ism, intellectualism, couple-ism, dreamism, performerism(s).