THE ACCLAIMED AND MUCH-LOVED MONTHLY PARTY SHEROES BECOMES ALL-DAY, ALL-NIGHT IDOLATROUS FESTIVAL WITH VIRTUAL SEASON
Herstory finally done right.
Sunday, July 29, 2012, 2PM-1AM in Toronto’s Kensington Market during P.S. Kensington
2-9 PM / 214 Augusta (backlot of El Gordo Foods) / All Ages / Free
[#MúsicaGlamurosaDramática] LIDO PIMIENTA
[#DubPoetry] LILLIAN ALLEN
[#GypsyPunk] THE LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA
[#EternalHopeInTheFaceOfEverydayDespair] MARKER STARLING (the artist formerly known as MANTLER)
[#ApocalypticallyGay] KIDS ON TV
Virtual Season is an all-day & night art and music festival in the vein of the Ancient Greek theatre festivals or the Latin American Saint Days. Featuring a stellar line-up of local bands and international artists, a frenetic assemblage of performance art, music, GIF and GIF-based video art, DIY projects and various activities will reinterpret and remix the mythic celebrity worship that pervades digital and actual cultures.
Above: a screen shot from a specially commissioned new GIF-based video art work by Adam Harms (Los Angeles), which will be a part of the festival’s curated art & installations programme. Click here to see the full list of artists, including bios &/ statements.
Virtual Season is the gala closing event of Sheroes’ 2011/2012 programming series, which brings together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and fan culture surrounding the “League of Legendary Ladies” that has so far included Grace Jones, Yoko Ono, Dolly Parton, and others.
Related: [#MetaTalk] Curatorial Statement
The Toronto event will be co-presented with Artist-Run Centre Whippersnapper, which supports the work of new generation Canadian visual, new media and performance artists.
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