Events and Projects

I still dream... of Orgonon

(Added 18 September 2011)

Image: Leisure Projects, “Cloudbusting” research at Orgonon, Maine, 2011

Leisure Projects is pleased to have been invited to participate in K-Town, a Karaoke lounge installation by Luke Painter and Meera Margaret Singh.
Leisure’s on site research at The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust, Orgonon, Maine, resulted in our contribution to K-Town, a karaoke tribute to Kate Bush’s Cloudbusting.

OPENING: SEPT 24th, 6-9pm
Sept 20-24th
Angell Gallery
12 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, ON

Sept 27-October 6th
K-Town at x-space
Toronto, ON

Dec 1-16th, 2011
Ed Gallery
Guelph, ON

K-Town is a video and performance based event by Luke Painter and Meera Margaret Singh that transforms the east area of Angell Gallery into a karaoke lounge. Inspired by karaoke culture and the often disparate and melodramatic video content that accompanies singing in karaoke bars, artists have been invited to create video and animation content to musical hits of their choosing. With a catalogue of over 30 songs, the public can visit Angell Gallery September 21st-24th and sing along to their favourite tunes while enjoying the visual treatment of these songs by selected artists and designers. Echoing the current and pervasive adaptation and transformation of on-line content, K-Town irreverently takes pre-existing popular songs and asks artists to remix and respond to them using a variety of visual means.

Participating artists include: Tanlinez (Alex McLeod _ Luke Painter), candy coffee (Elise Victoria Louise _ Alex McLeod), Edward Birnbaum and Michael Jacobs, Philippe Blanchard, Kotama Bouabane, Doug Buis, Jennifer Cherniack, Keith Cole and Julian Higuerey Núñez, Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley, Elvira Finnigan, Johanna Householder, Cry School Yearbook, Faith La Rocque, Derek Liddington, Amy Lockhart, Brianna Lowe, Alex McLeod, Wrik Mead, Jenn Norton, Luke Painter, Laura Paolini, Ryan Park, Lauren Pelc McArthur, Paulette Phillips, Zeesy Powers, Geoffrey Pugen and Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Jon Rafman, Meera Margaret Singh, Camilla Singh and Walter Willems, Jennie Suddick, Evan Tapper, Winnie Troung and Darren Rigo, Lisa Visser, Matthew Williamson, Collin Zipp

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