Freelove Fenner - “All Things Break Through”
Set your eyeballs upon Freelove Fenner’s latest super-8 clip (now in vivid colour!) for the second track off their new record, Do Not Affect A Breezy Manner, out now on 12” vinyl with download card. The video features the captivating Jane L. Kasowicz and a cameo by George H. Cat.
Harper’s Bazaar February 1963
photo by Saul Leiter
A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.”
Take a guided tour through the glorious and grisly detritus of Kill Joy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted Housefrom October 17 – 30, as this haunted house becomes an immersive art installation. Kill Joy’s Kastle will be open each day from 4 – 8 pm (or by appointment) and groups are welcome, especially the unruly kind. This ground-up, maximalist, not-to-be-missed haunted house—nailed, knit, tie dyed and glued by a coven of dedicated feminists over the course of the past six months—provides a rare glimpse into Allyson Mitchell’s legendary craftivist world-view.
To book viewing appointments or class tours please contact: Emelie Chhangur at Emelie@yorku.ca or Allyson Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us at Kill Joy’s Kastle for two special events:
October 17, 8 pm: A musical performance by Berlin-based The Jolly Goods
October 17, 7:37:42 pm, The Full Hunter’s Moon arrives, accompanied by a penumbral lunar eclipse. Renowned Cursevoyant The Barreness von Haag (Alex Tigchelaar) invites you for a psychic reading of your menstrual cup and/or used menstrual products. Bring yours in for a detailed evaluation of your romantic, professional and political lesbian feminist future. The Barreness’ special friend Ms. Sheela Na Gig provides cunt fortunes. Worship before this pre-puritanical fertility and sex goddess and behold your destiny in her sacred and profane abyss.
Allyson Mitchell’s Lesbian Hell House is “fearfully” brought to you by the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU). AGYU is a university-affiliated public non-profit contemporary art gallery supported by York University, The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and our membership.
Raven: On the Colonial Fleet, by Skeena Reece (2010, photo by Sebastian Kriete)
Remember this amazing art I shared on tumblr back in March 2012? If you’re in Montreal between October 17th, 2013 and January 14th, 2014 you can go admire it in the flesh.
Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works that reflect the realities of Aboriginal peoples today. Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and based on an initiative of grunt gallery, Vancouver, Beat Nation features painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video.
It features so many of my favourite artists! I can’t wait!
Photo break: On the set of The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson
This is just the drama of the house becoming a figure in the movie, a character in the movie. Movie sets are extremely interesting and thrilling to me. And mystifying, too. I’ve been on a lot of movie sets, but I never know what the movie’s going to look like. Even though I’m on the set and watching a scene, I’m always surprised by the movie, and it does always seem magical to me. Part of the magic comes from these pieces of equipment that are doing such unusual things: lighting a scene or the sound or changing the angle from what one would normally see with two feet on the ground. And all of that adds to the magic of moviemaking, the thrill of it.