April 23rd, 2014, @Wilson 96 (now renamed Bar Radio)
615 College Street, Toronto, Ontario (click for map)
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/669043146488107/
UNDEFINED is a night with unfixed limits in art: language, music, and visual. Bringing four conceptual poets, an experimental filmmaker, music that fits nowhere and everywhere. Featuring:
* LIZ WORTH: Worth’s first novel, PostApoc, was published by Now or Never Publishing in 2013. Her 2009 non-fiction debut, Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, was the first to give an in-depth account of Toronto’s early punk scene. Liz has also written a poetry collection, Amphetamine Heart, and three chapbooks. She currently resides in Toronto. http://www.lizworth
* ERIC SCHMALTZ : is an intermedia language artist and researcher. His work has appeared in various places online and in print including Jacket2, Open Letter, Rampike, Poetry is Dead, dead (g)end(er), and ditch,. He is also a regular contributor to Lemon Hound’s reviews section. His first chapbook MITSUMI ELEC. CO. LTD: keyboard poems was published by above/ground press in 2014 and his chapbook EVERYDAY IS BLACK FRIDAY is forthcoming from Gauss PDF. Eric lives in Toronto where he co-curates AvantGarden.
*LINDSAY CAHILL: is a Toronto-based editor, visual poet, and remixer. her work has been widely published across Canada, and internationally in the U.S. and Australia, most recently in The Rusty Toque, Stroboscope: a magazine of versioned poetics, and TheVolta.org’s feature on The Women of Visual Poetry. pieces from her Simpsons remix project will be featured in Jonathan Ball’s forthcoming anthology WHY POETRY SUCKS. she currently co-edits the Toronto and NYC based mag outlandish with Kelly Wydryk.
* POEM is a new conceptual sound-noise poet duet comprised of LIZ WORTH and JACQUELINE VALENCIA
*ANDREW JAMES PATERSON: is an internedia artist active with video, film, writing, performance, curation, and musical performance. Paterson has a history of activity with artist-run culture and self-initiated projects. His videos and films have been exhibited in Seoul, Bangalore, New York, London, Montreal, and other international venues in addition to Toronto. His work has always entertained a performative element, and he has presented performances in tandem with projected film and video in many venues.
Paterson has also functioned as a writer and editor, most notably for YYZ Books with the book Money, Value, Art (2001 co-edited with Sally McKay).
Many of Paterson’s work are concerned with the tensions between bodies, technologies, and institutions. His body of work is characterized by a symbiotic relationship between bodies, landscapes, technological initiatives, and abstraction. Paterson has served as a curator or programmer for many organizations: Cinematheque Ontario, the Images Festival, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Trinity Square Video, Mercer Union, and others. He continues to oscillate between bodies and technologies in his own works, and he now works as a coordinator for the 8 fest festival of small-gauge films. http://www.andrewjamespaterson.com
*PHIL MILETIC : is a writer and visual artist-inprogress. his recent work can be found in an upcoming leaflet from NO PRESS, a chapbook “And the Birds Sing” from Ribbon Pig, otoliths, outlandish zine, Poetry is Dead, and a few others. he lives in kitchener, pursuing his doctoral studies in english at the university of waterloo.
*JULI BISSON WHITTOM: is an emerging Toronto artist. Working predominantly in acrylic on wood, she is currently exploring the theme of mythos and legend. Also a singer, she has performed in this year’s production of Carmen with the Toronto City Opera and pursuing further roles in the upcoming season.
*JENNIFER VALENCIA: studied cinema studies and fine arts at UofT. She works with mixed media focusing on photography, film, music, and performance art. She has been volunteering and working for several film festival around the city for over 9 years. While currently working at Hot Docs she developing her writing as a film critique and developing art projects. Jennifer will be assisted by Laura Brown for her performance.
A basket will be handed out throughout the night: suggested donation $10 or PWYC.
Come witness (and drink!) the unbounded night offerings at UNDEFINED.
****This will be UNDEFINED first night. Tentatively planning other nights, if possible, so please message me (Jacqueline) with inquiries at ravensee at gmail dot com