RESIST PSYCHIC DEATH
for Night/Shift, 2017
For the amazing and sadly no longer active Kitchener art festival Night/Shift I created this gigantic (6' x 15') banner inspired by quilts, Bikini Kill and protest banners. It hung on the side of the old Goudie's building (at that time J&P Grocers) and was lit by a psychedelic swirling multicoloured light all night long.
CUT + PASTE
Co-created with Allie Brenner and Alex Lobraico for Night/Shift, 2016
For Night/Shift 2016 I collaborated with fellow artist and friend Allie Brenner and Alex Lobraico to create a short film featuring different forms of animation and video, which was then projected on a large blow up movie screen in an alley way of downtown Kitchener over night for Night\Shift. Allie generously taught me how to create stop-motion animation for this piece and I've done it ever since. Cut + Paste was all about the history of Kitchener-Waterloo, and especially all the construction that was going on at the time.
EAT ME FAMOUS
Steel Rails, 2015
For Steel Rails 2015 I collaborated with fellow artists and friends Caroline Wesley, Dan Schickerowsky, Ryan King, Molly Patterson and Dustin Windibank to create an immersive art installation. Inside a shipping container on an industrial lot, we exhibited collages from the Eat Me Famous zine, had food sculptures displayed throughout and gave a live performance of food-related songs by Agile Like This - complete with bread-based instruments.
OUR DEAR LEADER
Steel Rails, 2016
For Steel Rails 2016 I collaborated with my wife and fellow artist Andrea Hawkins to create "Our Dear Leader" - an immersive installation on a train car from Waterloo to St Jacob's. Our Dear Leader imagined a horrible future in which Trump had taken over, and we weren't allowed to criticize him. So a group of artists called Futurist Artists Revering Trump (F.A.R.T.) Society went overboard with their reverence, festooning the space with "celebratory" images of Our Dear Leader", paper chains made of newspaper headlines (collected by my Mom) featuring Trump, and we even gave out Trump Bux! The cool new currency in this Trumpian era.