Saturday, October 30, 2010

James Luna performing at Tranzac, Toronto in La Nostalgia Remix

Well, most of my video excerpts are too long to be uploaded here. Too bad, so sad because Guillermo's provocative spoken word performances, sensual proddings and demonic tableaux vivants were P is for powerful stuff. Here is a 3 minute excerpt from James Luna's bicycle piece. I love it & I'm going to bite it! Chomp chomp chomp chomp yummmmmmmm

La Pocha Nostra Workshop

I don't know what to say! What an honour to be chosen for this workshop. We were only 10, a group of dynamic lovelies performing experimental theatre games. Guillermo Gómez-Peña and James Luna were so unbelievably generous with their energies,fun and imaginative to be with. Good lord they even thanked us in their performance bill!!! What awesome human beings, absolutely no bullshit hierarchy attitude. It was really a touching experience that will fuel me for a long long time. Thank you to Red Sky Performance and Toronto Free Gallery.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ticker Text Truisms

Oooo I like this Jenny Holzer inspired project! I contributed to it and forgot about it until today when I happened to be reading a way out of date Concordia paper.

I like it when people write their full names. Why? I don't know.

O lalalallaal! It is completely fun and addictive for those who need procrastination foible-building.

Contribute immediately!! x marks zee spot

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Identity Politics and Animal Poetry

HA! You thought those two things couldn't go together huh? Well, here it is in a shiny new Hamilton Arts & Letters issue three.2 Traffic. O my...

(time passes)

By the way, this piece on the right here is called, Fucking lavender on my fucking table in fucking June. Mmmmmm why so foul-mouthed? Well I first did this intaglio in 2008 from a sketch I was sort of pleased with from my home. I was very shocked to discover that as a print it was completely horrible and saccharine and looked like the first ever print of a first-time printer. It was horrible ewwwwwwwwwwwwww yuck! I immediately made amends by giving it a feisty title to spice it up and then later during a dull slow street sale dreamt in the watercolour animals. It amused me to see people peering in to get a closer look. Hee heeee I'd laugh to myself! At Puces Pop, I eventually sold it, to a man even though I really tried to point out the rude title. I was sad to see it go. I actually tried to dissuade him from buying it!!! But I desperately needed the moola. O the prostitutionary elements of being an artist hmmmmmmmmmm.

Coocooooo how are You?

Hola! I present to you the work of Premiere Native American conceptual artist James Luna (USA) and performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña (Mexico). Click to see their work. It is so delicious!! I did not know I was in a tradition. I put this up for you to enjoy ok? It is cold. I am sitting in my black trenchcoat at the computer trying to write a travel grant. I am sipping tea. You may not believe me, but I miss, I miss, I miss....mmmm....ahhhhh...mmmm...I don't know how to put it. The cold is drifting around my feet and nibbling at my toes. The tip of my nose is red. I am ignoring the phone trying to get the impossible done in a ridiculously short period of time. Is it possible? I'm not sure as I type to myself. What a lonely experience grant writing is. xo

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Ferris Wheel

I've got a sculpture & shadow piece at....

Studio Béluga’s Re-Opening Exhibition
6pm Thursday October 14 2010
I Can Well Understand Why Children Love Sand.*

Works by Ayan Bihi, Jhave Johnston, Anna J. McIntyre and Nathalie Quagliotto.

Studio Béluga,
160 St. Viateur East, Suite 508A
Montréal, Québec

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Introductory Print Course at The Visual Art Centre!

The Visual Arts Centre presents:

Print Studio Explorations (taught by me!)

Sun. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Anna McIntyre
(9 wks; fall: starts Oct. 17; winter: starts Jan. 31)

This introduction to the art of printmaking explores monotype, linoblock and woodblock printing. The tools and techniques of each medium, as well as basic operation of the printing press will be taught. With the support and guidance of the instructor, students will develop their own imagery, working in a collaborative studio atmosphere. In the winter session, drypoint will be introduced, along with a continuation of lino and woodblock printing. A new larger press permits work up to 22 x 33”. Some drawing experience required.

Explorations en atelier de gravure

Dim. 10 h à 15 h Anna McIntyre
(9 sem. ; automne : début 17 oct. ; hiver : début 31 janv.

Ce cours d’introduction à l’art de la gravure explore l’impression au monotype, à la lino gravure et à la gravure sur bois. Les outils et techniques de chaque médium y seront enseignés, ainsi que le maniement de base de la presse. Avec le support et l’encadrement du professeur, les étudiants développeront leurs propres images tout en travaillant dans une atmosphère d’atelier où règnent entraide et créativité. A la session d’hiver, le cours présente la technique de la pointe sèche avec approfondissement de la lino gravure et gravure sur bois. Une nouvelle presse plus large permet de travailler en formats allant jusqu’à du 22 X 33’’. Préalable : de l’expérience en dessin.

375 $ + matériel

Classes take place at ----> The Visual Arts Centre

350, rue Victoria

Montreal, H3Z 2N4

Tel: 514.488.9558



Free Radicals!

Remember, remember the fifth of November....Actually the 21st of November at 2:02 pm (a Sunday) I will be presenting The Windbag & the Beginning at Libby Hague's awesome Free Radical extravaganza. Yummmmmm, fun art projects! I was born for this sort of thing. I've scheduled it to correspond with this--->
Harbourfront's 29th Annual Swedish Christmas Fair – Experience a traditional Swedish Christmas with a Lucia pageant, Swedish singing, folk dancing, handmade crafts, homemade and imported Swedish food and more

Festival of Oral Literatures

On October 21st I will be performing in Toronto a strange little piece with excerpts of the circus from multiple perspectives and animated with shadow puppets at the Festival of Oral Literatures.

This One's for You

Learning new things is good for You. I learnt how to use Adobe Illustrator and made a poster with my philosophy of life.