Many Things

I haven't bothered to update.
Which is fine.
No one is looking here to find out what to do tonight.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CryptoRave: Popular Cryptography
The Design Exchange, 234 Bay St., Toronto
A talk on the CryptoRave as part of the monthly PyLadies meetup where I will try to convince a group of programers that this would be a cool thing to do in Toronto, too.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

TAIS Showcase
location and time TBA
Another chance to put yourself in a scary old woman's digital body during a live set-up of This Could be You.

June 3 2017

This Could Be You
GammaSpace, 862 Richmond St. W
A chance to put yourself in a scary old woman's digital body, as well as an artist talk on my recent VR work through the Toronto Animated Image Society's National Artist in Residence Program. Supported by Dames Making Games and GammaSpace, presentation as part of the Different Games conference.

May 5-6 2017

Casa de Povo, Rua Trs Rios, 252 - Bom Retiro, So Paulo
7PM May 5-7PM May 6, 2017
24-hour conference on popular encryption and cybersecurity. Yes, you do need to know these things.
I'll be contributing An Averaging Mirror as an installation throughout the party.

November 3 - 6, 2016

Future Memories
Articule, 262 Ave Fairmount O, Montreal, Quebec
November 04, 2016 to December 04, 2016
Each in their own way, the four artists presented as part of the exhibition Future Memories reflect on technology as a narrative space that is also a sharing space. With Ambivalently Yours (Montral), Sophia Borowska (Montral), Zinnia Naqvi (Toronto), Zeesy Powers (Toronto).
Very excited to be included in this show.
Part of Festival HTMlles,

GalleryTPW, 170 St. Hellen's St, Toronto, ON
Happy to be a part of this once again. Tryptichs of new digital photographic collage work: Cut, Bruised, Burnt.
Photorama 2016 website here.


July 18 - August 22, 2016

Studio XX residency
Montreal, Quebec
Studio XX is an amazing feminist art and technology space in Montreal. I am very excited and grateful to be working on my Averaging Mirror during a residency this summer for exhibition at the HTMlles festival this fall. Computer camp!

Monday, April 12-Thursday, April 28, 2016

In Residence - Gibraltar Point
Working on a new project, cut flowers.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Water Works!
online at
A live, online forum between audience, curators & contributors, interspersed with short performances & videos in celebration of World Water Day and the closing of the internet platform Waterwheel.
My piece Drop in the Ocean is included in Session 5 with works by The to be Young Water Leaders, Olga Chepelianskaia and Marina Di Loreto. Curated by Eklavaya Prasad.

Saturday, September 12 - Saturday, December 12, 2015

Artists in the Library Residency
Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre, 341 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto
Saturdays in September, 11AM-1PM
Wednesdays in October, 3:30PM-5:30PM
Mondays and Tuesdays 4-7PM and Saturdays 1-4PM in November
Final performance Saturday, December 12, 2015
I am very fortunate to be the artist in residence at the Oakwood Library this fall. I'll be working on a new animation and performance, gathering images from the branch's children's collection and working with the children and youth to write new stories and create a performance. Musical contributions from Andrew Zukerman and Alia O'Brien, dance in collaboration with Emily Law. More information at

Thursday, November 26 - Saturday, December 5, 2015

Photorama 2015
Gallery TPW, 170 St. Helen's Avenue Toronto
Collectors Preview Thursday, November 26, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
Opening Reception Friday, November 27, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
Sale continues Saturday, November 28, 2015, 12 - 5 pm and Tuesday, December 1 – Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12 - 5 pm
Photorama Tour: Sophie Hackett offers insight into Photorama 2015 Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 7 pm
Gallery TPW's annual fundraiser, featuring beautiful work by many talented artists. I have a limited edition print available, get one before they're gone.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - Saturday, September 26, 2015

Peripheral Fixation: Technologies of Perception - Trinity Square Video 2015 Themed Commission
Opening Reception, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 7-9PM
Trinity Square Video, 401 Richmond St. W, Toronto

I'll be showing a new work, moody video installation, along with incredible pieces by John Boyle-Singfield, Serena Lee, Jenn E Norton, Soft Turns, Jessica Valentin, Daniel Waldman, and Tobias Williams.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Artscape Sandbox, 31 Widmer Street (corner of Widmer and Adelaide Street), Toronto
Over 60 artists will be performing short works at this mega-event. I'm on just before 6PM, but you'll want to arrive early to catch the many other performances. Full schedule at

Saturday, August 22, 2015

HANDS at Big on Bloor
8:30 PM
Big on Bloor Mainstage, 1441 Bloor Street West, Toronto

I'm performing HANDS live.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Zine Dream 8 Small Press Fair
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H3

Swimmers Group will be selling individual zines from CG(eye) for what might just be one day only. In addition to the lovely little book they made of my sketches and drawings, you can get copies of beautiful books of work by Jen Aitken, Jaime Angelopoulos, Shauna Born, Danielle Bessada, Maryanne Casasanta, Georgia Dickie, Lisa Diquinzio, Lauren Hall, Lili Huston-Herterich, Colleen Heslin, Hanna Hur, Jess Groome, Vanessa Maltese, Abby McGuane, Deirdre McAdams, Jennifer Murphy, Laura McCoy, Sandra Meigs, Alicia Nauta, Susy Oliveira, Zeesy Powers, Emmy Skensved, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Jeanie Riddle, Iris Fraser & Nikki Woolsey.

July 26-August 1, 2015

TRIGGER WARNING: Zeesy Powers & Yuula Benivolski at TSV Testing Grounds
Trinity Square Video, 401 Richmond St. W, Toronto

Yuula Benivolski - Panic Room Karaoke
A karaoke style video compilation of sexually coercive pop songs written in first person.

Zeesy Powers - Mirror, Mirror
A simple experiment in feedback and recursion.

Presented as part of Testing Grounds: Members projects and experiments at Trinity Square Video.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

CG(Eye) Launch
Mercer Union, 1285 Bloor St. W, Toronto

Book launch for a lovely compilation by Swimmers Group. Participating artists include:
Jen Aitken, Jaime Angelopoulos, Shauna Born, Danielle Bessada, Maryanne Casasanta, Georgia Dickie, Lisa Diquinzio, Lauren Hall, Lili Huston-Herterich, Colleen Heslin, Hanna Hur, Jess Groome, Vanessa Maltese, Abby McGuane, Deirdre McAdams, Jennifer Murphy, Laura McCoy, Sandra Meigs, Alicia Nauta, Susy Oliveira, Zeesy Powers, Emmy Skensved, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Jeanie Riddle, & Nikki Woolsey.

Design by Sebastian Frye
Text by Sophie Blumenthal
Screenprinting by Aaron Manczyk

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Night of Readings at 8-11
8-11, 233 Spadina, Toronto

Stephen Thomas
Emma Healey
Arielle Gavin
Sebastian Frye
Aisha Sasha John
Simon Schlesinger
Zeesy Powers

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hub14, 14 Markham St., Toronto

I'll be performing new work as part of the second year of this experimental performance and dance series curated by Amelia Ehrhardt.

With performances by the excellent Alicia Grant and Zoja Smutny.

January 30-February 1, 2015

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair
The Geffen MOCA, Los Angeles, California

Limited edition copies of Eight Stories available at the Art Metropole booth during the LA Art Book Fair.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Imbolc - A Celebration of the Midpoint
Algonquin island Association, Toronto Island
PWYC $5 to $10 Suggestion. All proceeds to Artscape Gibraltar Point.

It is cold in Toronto. We are halfway between winter and spring. Come to the island during the day for ice skating on the harbour, stay for evening entertainment. This evening will be devoted to TRANCE, and will be chill.


Musical line up includes:
6:30pm NEW CHANCE (5:30 boat)
7:15pm ANDREA GERHARDT (Hildegard von Bingen set) (6:15 boat)
7:30pm BLUNT CHUNKS (6:15 boat)
8:15pm DOOMSQUAD (7:00pm boat)
8:40pm WENDE BARTLEY (8:00pm boat)


First Thursdays Long Winter Takeover
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
7 - 11:30 pm
Advance Tickets: $12 / $10 AGO Members
At the Door: $15 / $13 AGO Members

I'll be painting portraits in the big red salon. Musical performances by the Hidden Cameras, New Fries and Mekele. More details and tickets at

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Algonquin Island Holiday Bazaar
Algonquin Island Association, Algonquin Island, Toronto
11am - 6pm

First, take a boat from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to Wards Island. Take a walk over the bridge to Algonquin and along Lakshore until you get to the AIA. Prepare to be utterly charmed.

I will be painting portraits.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Wooden Sky's 5th Annual Holiday Revue
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto
doors at 7pm

The Wooden Sky holds a beautiful holiday concert every year in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank. They will be joined by Jon Hynes and Smoke Show (a new collaboration between FIVER's Simone S.e. Schmidt and Jeff Bierk). In addition to the gorgeous music, there will also be a small marketplace this year, and if you're so inclined I'll paint a portrait for you.

Refreshments and snacks (by Hello Darling) will be served all night long. All proceeds from the door/bar will go to the Daily Bread Food Bank as well they'd encourage those attending to bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to the food drive.

Tickets are available online now and at Soundscapes and Rotate This.

Friday October 24 - Monday, October 27, 2014

Art Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Wil Aballe Art Projects, Booth 1112

The cover images from Eight Stories are included in the WAAP both at this year's Art Toronto Fair. Wil has many other beautiful objects and images from many artists, go check it out.

Saturday October 18, 2014, 7:30 pm

Hello Darkness; Pleasuredome New Toronto Works Show
276 Sterling Rd., Toronto
$8 General Admission/ $5 Members & Students

For the 21st edition of New Toronto Works, a collection of work came together that addresses heavy thoughts and political landscapes with a lightness of observation—a liquid futility that embraces the familiarity of darkness. Hello Darkness presents a meditative look at the good, the bad and the complicated understandings of grey zones in-between.

Works by Cale Weir, Oliver Husain, Felix Kalmenson, Michele Clarke, Kami Chisholm, Jesi the Elder, Rachel Crummey, Samantha Noseworthy, Tyler & Raynor Semrick-Palmateer, Steve Kado & Keith Rocka Knittel, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Daniel Froidevaux & Elisa Gonzalez, John Price, Colin Rosati, Ash Moniz, and Zeesy Powers.

Curated by Iris Fraser-Gudrunas & Nahed Mansour.

Installations by Victoria Cheong & Natalie Logan.

After party continues with music by DJ Siri and visuals by Joseph Devitt-Tremblay.

Sunday October 19, 2014, 8pm

Box Autumn Salon
The Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West, Toronto

The Box invites you to an evening of short words, film, performance and music by:
Amy Bowles, Gordon Henderson, J.D. Kruger, Zeesy Powers, Leslie Supnet, Ronley Teper, Holly Timpener, Steve Venright

I'll be performing a dance piece.

More info at:

Saturday October 4, 7:00pm-Sunday October 5, 7am, 2014

Queen Street Riot
Nuit Blanche
Queen Street at John Streets, Toronto

Yuula Benivolski and I have made a series of Instagram-ready carnival cut outs that will be up one night only as part of Nuit Blanche. Add your rampage to your Timeline without ever having to compromise your official record.

Sunday August 10, 2014 2:00pm

Keeping it "REAL"
SummerWorks Performance Festival
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St W., Toronto

A conversation exploring questions and impulses around creating performance in collaboration with non-professional artists.

Curated by Jordan Tannahill. Invited Artists Zeesy Powers, Benjamin Kamino, Eric Moschopedis, Mia Rushton.

Tickets and more information can be found at

Tuesday August 12 - Sunday August 17, 2014

Common Fate
SummerWorks Performance Festival
The Theatre Centre Incubator, 1115 Queen St W., Toronto
Tuesday August 12, 6:30pm
Saturday August 16, 6:00pm (double bill with I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You)
Sunday August 17, 5:00pm

Part of this year's SummerWorks, Common Fate is a performance for four dancers and three musicians, with animated projection environments. Very beautiful. LIMITED SEATING.

With Amelia Ehrhardt, Emily Law, Julia Male and Chelsea Omel. Music by Andrew Zukerman, Isla Craig and Brodie West.

Tickets and more information can be found at

Wednesday August 13 - Saturday August 16, 2014

I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You
SummerWorks Performance Festival
The Theatre Centre Incubator, 1115 Queen St W., Toronto
Wednesday August 13, 6:00pm
Friday August 15, 7:00pm
Saturday August 16, 8:00pm (double bill with Common Fate)

I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You is being presented as a live-to-air talk show as part of the SummerWorks Festival. Viewer or participant?

Tickets and more information can be found at

Thursday April 10, 2014

Flowchart: a series of performance
Intergalactic Arts Collective - Studio 103, 180 Shaw Street
Artscape YoungPlace, Toronto

I'll be performing as part of Flowchart, a series of small-scale multidisciplinary work curated by dance artist Amelia Ehrhardt.

Also performing that night will be Jonathan Adjemian and Barbara Lindenberg. Amazing show!

Saturday April 5, 2014, 4PM-7PM

Eight Stories: Book Launch and Reading
Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Reading at 4PM

Please come to the Toronto launch for my first collection of short stories. I'll be reading "Balance of Power" from the book, and telling two unpublished stories.

Open edition and limited edition with original watercolour available in store and online through Art Metropole in Toronto.

Eight Stories was published with the generous support of Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver. Contact Wil if you're interested in the original watercolours from the book's illustrations.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The Curatorial Hardware Series: Part 1 - Lights, Level, Lens
Presented by the Curators' Network
Gallery 44, 401 Richmond St W, #120, Toronto, ON

The Curators’ Network Canada invites you to meet and learn from those working in the field of exhibition making whose technical expertise visualizes curatorial projects.
With Angelo Pedari (installation, The Art Gallery of Ontario), Paul Mathieson (exhibition lighting, The Art Gallery of Ontario) and Toni Hafkenscheid (documenting exhibitions, Freelance Photographer). I'm moderating so it should be fun.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You
and Eight Stories - Book Launch
Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP, 528-2050 Scotia St., Vancouver, BC
Launch and performance, 7-9PM

I will Vancouver exactly what I think of it at WAAP, and the results will be published in a new book. This is also the launch of my first short story collection Eight Stories, available as a signed an numbered edition with an original watercolour, or as an open edition.

Saturday, March 8th

I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You
Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP, 528-2050 Scotia St., Vancouver, BC

One-on-one performance with artist, by appointment. Exclusive.

Saturday, January 11-Thursday, February 7, 2014

VTape, 401 Richmond St., #452, Toronto
Screening and curator's talk Saturday, January 11, 2014
Screening @ 2 & 3:30pm
Curator's talk @ 3:00pm
curated by ZACH PEARL

I'm very fortunate to be included in this program of video work on performance as a personal challenge (being very challenged and challenging myself). There is a brunch in the same building at noon on the day of the screening and talk, sounds like a lovely Saturday!

Program includes work by: Tom Sherman, Rodney Werden, Marisa Hoicka, Erin Hael, Paul Wong, Tad Hozumi, and me.

More info at:

Sunday, December 1, 2013 6 PM

Common Fate
Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Toronto
Tickets: $15
Five projections, five pieces of music and ten solo performances, each three minutes long, have their meanings invented, demolished and reconstructed as they cycle through each other.

A physical moving picture for the darkest days of the year.

Dances performed by Maisha Baddoo, Amelia Ehrhardt, Benjamin Kamino, Carmen Kraus, Emma Letki, Jessica Malacarne, Julia Male, Zeesy Powers, Simon Renaud and Simon Schlesinger.

Music by Andrew Zukerman with Isla Craig

Tickets are only available online. You can purchase one here:

LIMITED SEATING. Includes a private boat ride to and from the venue on the Toronto Island. No paper ticket required.

This project is in development with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.

Wednesday, November 6-Saturday, November 30, 2013

Telling: An Audio Survey of Parkdale
Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen St. W) and various sites around Parkdale
reception, Thursday, November 7, 7-11 PM
talk, Wednesday November 13
I love Parkdale, so it's nice to have a chance to make a little love note. My video will be installed at Bacchus Roti, you can call in to hear the soundtrack. Other works by Paul Aloisi, Myfanwy Ashmore, Shannon Gerard, Luis Jacob, Jaclyn Meloche, and Donnelly Smallwood will be up at various locations.

Sunday, November 17, 2013, 5 PM

Craftivism at MIX NYC
The MIX Factory
521 3rd Ave,Brooklyn, NY, 11215 (between Twelfth and Thirteenth Street, in Gowanus, Brooklyn)
My animation of Raffaella Crispino's 8 Marzo will be screening alongside beautiful short videos by queer and craft-related artists. If you are in NYC come see! Part of MIX NYC.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 7-11 PM

I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You
AGO First Thursdays
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto
Advance Tickets: $12 Non Members / $10 AGO Members
At the Door: $15 Non Members / $13 AGO Members
What do people see when they look at us? Why do you want to know? What does it matter? I going to give you the opportunity to find out. Your cold reading will be live-streamed during AGO's First Thursdays, a video portrait of a person in the middle of a moment of self-discovery, -denial, -regard, -awareness, -pity. Never to be seen again, so remember it if you care. It goes both ways. When I'm talking about you I'm really talking about myself. Take from it what you will.
Presented in conjunction with the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. Tickets available at

August 15-18, August 27-30 2013

Canadian National Exhibition Horticulture Show Flower Arranging Competition
Canadian National Exhibition
I am so proud to participate for the third year running in this amazing and beautiful celebration of competitive flower arranging. Come by and check out the wonderful arrangements, as well as the always lovely houseplants competition, and the various garden plants and flowers on display. Runs concurrent to the international sand sculpting competition.

July 12, 13, 14, 2013

Le Petit Versailles @ Avenue C, 346 East Houston Street, New York, NY
Performances! Installations! Videos! Workshops! Panel!
with Al Benkin, Alexis O'Hara, Allyson Mitchell, Anthony Privitera, BabySkinGlove, Bizzy Barefoot, Buzz Slutzky, Caitlin Sweet, Cat Mazza, Ezra Berkley Nepon, Heidi Nagtegaal, Janey Moffatt Laloë, Jason Penny, Jeni Little, Josh Vettivelu, Kailey Bryan, Kandis Friesen, Kate Sorensen, Killer Sideburns, Kris Grey, Liz Collins, Max Göran, Mev Luna, Niknaz Tavakolian, Quito Ziegler, Rachael Shannon, Sabrina Ratté, T.L. Cowan, Tif Robinette, Tracey Bullington, Travis Meinolf, Tuesday Smillie, Zavé Martohardjono and Zeesy Powers.
A video of mine will be screening, and I'll be hosting an animation workshop. Good times!
Curated by Coral Short

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Powerball: 15 Minutes
The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
VIP begins at 8 PM
Party begins at 9 PM
I'll be performing I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You, but this time it's your face on camera.
For more info or to purchase tickets (they're going fast), go to the Power Plant website.
For entertainment purposes only.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You
LUFF art+dialogue, 688 Richmond Street West, Toronto
1-5 PM
I will tell you exactly what I think of you.
For entertainment purposes only.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Zeesy Powers: Artist Talk
Eastern Bloc
Well, this went off in an unanticipated kind of way, but I enjoyed myself. SOUNDS FAMILIAR.
Presented by the Beaux Enfants.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You
Night Gallery, 2276 East 16th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
6P M
An intimate event.
Sean Townley's The Mocking Hand is in the main space and it's great.

Thursday, January 31-Wednesday, February 23, 2013

Eastern Bloc
How are you seen when you are not understood? A rapid-fire television poem from pre-collapse Babel. With screening of 2011's Subjects.
Vernissage Thursday, January 31, 2012 6-9 PM with performance of I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think Of You.

Friday, November 16, 2012 7-10pm

Synthetic Zero Event
I'll be in the Bronx for Synthetic Zero, which is part of "a series of art events focusing on high quality experimental and contemporary work in different media. We don't typically specify a theme in advance for each event but instead work with ideas that emerge from the interaction between the submitted work and curatorial interests. By working this way, the events reflect back the dialogue and practice of artists involved and create evocative encounters for the audience."
Get ready, because I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think Of You.
Curated by Mitsu Hadeishi and Jo Q. Nelson.

Friday, August 24 - Monday, August 27, 2012

CNE Horticultural Exhibition Flower Arranging Competition
Canadian National Exhibition, Horticultural Building
This will be my second year competing. The theme is "Spirit of the Times," so you know things are going to have to get a little *digital*.
PLEASE NOTE, this is the same weekend as the CNE Cat Show, so you have no excuse to miss this if you are anywhere within a 500km radius of Toronto.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Some Bullshit Illusions
Suddenly, after a long struggle, May 16, 2012. Daughter of circumstance, sister of the obvious, mother of hopes, dreams and failures. Flowers will be accepted during visitation on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 2-3 PM at 209 Augusta Ave. (down the alley, first door on your right). Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wavelength Presents: The Spring Equinox Show
9 PM
The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. (south of College, ground floor)
featuring Isla Craig and GUH. I will get the season started by applying for a credit card.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Salon: An Evening with Artscape
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
This is a fundraiser for Artscape, and there will be cocktails and food and you will be entertained by rotating talks from Luminaries from the Cultural Scene at your table while you dine. I will also be there.

More info at

Wednesday, March 7 - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Book Lab
Opening reception Wednesday, March 7, 7-11 PM
EEL Gallery, One Spadina Crescent, Toronto
This is a library show, about books, reading, libraries and information. I have a new book in it, a bedside reader compiled from my current bedside reading, annotated.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

KTown at Rhubarb! Festival
9:30 PM 'til late
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
This is a fun thing where many artists have contributed karaoke videos, including me. There are new videos, so go!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Art Auction
7-11 PM
209 Augusta Ave (in Kensington Market)
A silent auction to raise funds for Double Double Land. In late December they had all of their money stolen, which is terrible because they're really lovely and as you can probably tell from my event listings if they weren't around my public expression would be limited to The Internet and the CNE. These guys do so much to support and encourage The Arts in Toronto, you can help by buying some wonderful art from these artists: Life of a Craphead, Amy Bowles, Nikki Woolsey, Sandy Plotnikoff, Emily Hogg, Sojourner-Truth Parsons, Julia Kennedy, Jeff Garcia, Lucas Soi, James Kirkpatrick, The Torontonians (Mammalian Diving Reflex), Laura McCoy, Maryanne Casasanta, Cameron Lee, Anna May Henry, Jonny Petersen, Simon McNally, Xenia Benivolski, Yuula Benivolski, Zeesy Powers, Robert Dayton, Peter Kalyniuk, Larry Eisenstein, Alicia Nauta, Patricia Beattie, Steve Kado, Seth Scriver, Mark Connery, David Hanes, Amerlia Ehrhardt, Stan Krzyzanowski, CN Tower Liquidation, Xan Hawes, Andrew Zukerman, Matt King, Morley Shayuk, Lisa Smolkin.


Saturday January 28, 2012

8 PM
Double Double Land, 209 Augusta, Kensington Market, Toronto (down the alley)
Isla Craig and I will be performing a new dance work. You get to sit on the stage, and we perform in the audience.
Seating is limited, so arrive early.

November 2-13, 2011

The Message
Opening Reception, 7-10 PM, November 3.
Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen St. W., Toronto
Group show of New Media artists in honour of the Marshal McLuhan centenary. I included a poster. With Zeesy Powers, Jenn E . Norton, Myfanwy Ashmore, Robert Lendrum, Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman, Matthew Williamson and Nicholas Stedman. More info here:

Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 2011

Planet In Focus
10 AM, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Intertidal is screening (in a cleaned-up, high resolution format) as part of the program for young children. I think they will like it on the big screen.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

6-9 PM, Angell Gallery,12 Ossington Avenue
Artist's video karaoke! You could have done this again at Nuit Blanche, but I hear they're going to to more, because who doesn't enjoy karaoke? It's popular!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

100,000 Poets For Change
8PM at Cinecycle - behind 129 Spadina Ave, Toronto
An evening of performance, poetry and some video screenings, to which I'm contributing an episode of Subjects. Organized by the always interesting Louise Bak of The Box.

Friday, August 26 - Monday, August 29, 2011

CNE Horticultural Exhibition Flower Arranging Competition
Canadian National Exhibition, Horticultural Building
This is my arrangement, made entirely of wild flowers I picked from the industrial ditch behind my mother's house the evening before.

Thursday, March 31-Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Reality TV series.

Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13, 2010

Zeesy Powers' Projected Realities
Gallery TPW, 56 Ossington Ave., Toronto, ON
FRIDAY: The Ghost (Toronto Premiere) and TOTAL PANIC (WORLD PREMIERE). One night performance event.
SATURDAY: TOTAL PANIC Day long performance environment.
Beautiful images of deep, unrelenting terror.

Friday, August 27- Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cruel Therapies/ Traitements Cruels
as part of BOOM-CHIX-A-BOOM #10
4296 boulevard saint-laurent, Montreal
Consumption as entertainment, cruelty as product. From $1 to $50, you can purchase an experience from myself and Yuula Benivolski, for better or worse.

Friday August 13th, 2010

Double Double Land, 209 Augusta, Kensington Market, Toronto (down the alley)
With the following VJs:

++performance by ZEESY POWERS
++unknown art by ARIELLE GAVIN
++animations by TARA DOWNS

Tuesday, July 20, 2010-Tuesday July 24, 2010

The Homey Show
Opening reception Thursday July 22, 2010, 7 P.M.
Double Double Land, 209 Augusta, Kensington Market, Toronto (down the alley)
A show of home decor.
I have been working on a quilt since the beginning of May, it is hand-stitched and it is huge and a little sad and very beautiful and maybe scary. You can see it here, because I wanted to show it at a quilt show and here it is.

Thursday August 5, 2010

Summerworks Performance Bar
Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington (North of Queen)
9 P.M.
I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think Of You LIVE as part of The National Theatre of the World at Summerworks Festival's Performance Bar.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Vagabond Trust Reading Series
9 P.M.
This Ain't the Rosedale Library, 86 Nassau Street, Kensington Market, Toronto
Readings by Shannon Bramer, Brianna Brown, Robin Richardson, Josh Stewart and Julie Tepperman.
I will be giving a brief talk on the One Month Relationship and living your life as an artwork. Grief!

presented by Kathleen Brown, Darrah Teitel and Blair Trewartha.
more information here:

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The Ghost
7 P.M.
Drawn and Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal
With Patrick Jordache and Yuula Benivolski
Come see the Canadian premiere of The Ghost, O.K.?

March 26 and 27, 2010

Videos Collide in Real Life 3D Space
When you can download anything onto your computer through a simple keyword search, why would you ever leave the house?
I will be performing along with these amazing people: Jeremy Bailey, Joseph Gillette, Alison O'Daniel and Ben Bigelow. Curated by Megan Daalder and Fei Fei Liu.
You can get a load of some online content here.

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Pleasure Dome's annual New Toronto Works Show
8 P.M.
Latvian House, 491 College Street
This will probably cost you $5, WORTH IT!
Once again you will be able to see some new thing I've made (Cosmic Bodies 1, as seen on the Internet, but this time in HD!). This time it was made in Not Toronto (actually the industrial suburbs of Berlin). However, it is a video that involves a mound of young people from all over the world, writhing aimlessless, which is what it feels like in Toronto a lot of the time. Accurate! (?)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Internet Basics For Your Edification and Empowerment
7-9 P.M.
The White House, 277.5 Augusta St. (in Kensington Market)

By popular demand, The White House presents an evening workshop on


What is the internet? Why does it work? How can I manipulate its dark forces for my own benefit?

Bring your computer or even just a pen and paper for an introductory evening. Learn:


Saturday, January 23, 2010


Double Double Land

Come for

8 P.M.

a screening of a documentary about dance in post-war Liberia by Vanessa Verdoo

9 P.M.

I will use a deck of tarot cards to explain my recent experiences at a corporate commune to you.

10 P.M.

Doom Tickler

11 P.M.
The Ghost

11:30 P.M.
Come to be Seen

January 6-24 2010

Architecture of Community
opening January 7, 7 P.M.
artists' talk January 9, 2-4 P.M.
Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen St. W
New video installation piece up in the multimedia space. It's called God's Eye. For the artists' talk I'll be appearing live via skype.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Palomar5 Summit
9:30 AM - 7 P.M.
Malzfabrik, Berlin, Germany
This is it, the beginning of the beginning of the beginning.
This is what happens when you let people decide what will happens. (With some guidelines). There's a Brain Wash and Telecom and Auto Industry Executives and presentations on purpose and passion and Aid Standards and some kind of corporate video game party and free internet for the entire planet THAT MEANS YOU ME AND EVERYONE EVEN IN PLACES YOU CAN'T FIND ON THE MAP and New Age mentalities in the office and a plan to keep going and going and going and going

For TOTAL HONESTY I will tell one lucky person on the audience exactly what I think of them, and then they can try for another shot later.

Tuesday, November 25, 2009

Palomar5 Festival/Palomar5 Party
3P.M. - 10 P.M. festival, 10 P.M.-late party
Malzfabrik, Berlin, Germany
The doors of our social experiment/think tank swing open and you can see how we've been living for the past 6 weeks and try and figure it all out. Mini golf, games, workshops, ideas, absolutely insane people who will probably see their bizzare dreams become reality.

at 9:30 P.M. you can see the European premier of The Ghost.

Wednesday, October 29, 2009

AV Jam "Animation/Performance"
Open Jam 7pm-9pm, screening 9pm - 10pm
205 Richmond St. W. (at Duncan)
Open Jam hosted by Bricoscope and Philipe Blanchard.
Performance documentation screening with works by Angie Reed (Berlin), Miwa Matreyek (LA), Kathy Rose (Philadelphia), Hooliganship (Portland) and Zeesy Powers

Friday, September 25, 2009

Artscape Gibraltar Point 10th Anniversary Party
6pm - 10pm
Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, Toronto Island
Catch the 5:30 ferry from the Bay and Queen's Quay Ferry Terminal, follow Shadowland on foot
FREE (cash BBQ & bar)
RSVP by Sept 22 at

This place rules. It is a serious hidden gem where artists, writers, musicians and dancers have worked. It also used to be the Outdoor Education Centre for the Toronto District School Board. It is haunted. When I stayed there my studio had a garden view, 10 foot high ceilings (at least) and was huge. This place is also falling apart and needs some serious cash to keep going.

Artists Participating on September 25th Include:
Jane Adams, Stephen Andrews, Gnocchi Artyst, Yuula Benivolski as Solar Zinc, Wende Bartley, Liz Bertoldi, Lo Bil, Jason Benoit, Jim Bravo, Yael Brotman, Kathleen Brown, Lisa Cristinzo as Beasta Wilda, Mike Davey, Patrick DeCoste, Alastair Dickson, Kathleen Doody, Megan English, Talia Erlich, Mitch Fenton, Anna Friz, Susan Gardner, John Greyson, Brad Harley, Libby Hague, Warren Hoselton, Pat Jefferies, Helena Kvarnstrom, Lien-Chen Lin, Colleen Lynch, Jacky Malcolm, Nola McConnan, Luisa Milan, Ryan Noth, James Oshanghnessy, Pam Patterson, Rod Pederson, David Pellettier, JD Pipher, Zeesy Powers, Joan Prowse, Sarah Pupo, Velcrow Ripper, Jacky Sawatzky, Rebecca Schwarz, Ramon Serrano, Shadowland Theatre, Julie Stone, Marsha Stonehouse, Julia Tausch, Doug Tielli, Ilias Toliadis , Emily Walker Thorton, Mary Lou Zeitoun and Johannes Zits.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Naturally Resourceful
7-10 P.M.
$15 door/$12 advance
Lennox Gallery, 12 Ossington Ave., Toronto

This is a fashion show by Project:Humanity. It's about the earth! The show is themed around the elements. I'm water and have a piece about Lake Ontario in it.
Sharon Hann and Copper Coin Arts; Paper People Clothing; Isidra Cruz; Robyn Clarke; Erynn Brook
Impromtu Splendor; Bain & Bernard; Marcus Nance; Zeesy Powers; Monica Dotter; Kaitlin Torrance; Andrew Craig; and more

Hors D'Ouvres and cocktails before 8! Dress sharp!

Wednesday, September 10 - October 5, 2009

The Maw at 1313
opening reception Thursday September 10 7 - 10 PM
Gallery 1313 Window Gallery, 1313 Queen St. W
The Maw changes its face from night to day as they become equal. Throat, gullet and jaws existing only to consume, the maw devours on sight, processing the eaten to absorb into itself. We take both sides, consuming and consumed.

Hey, this thing will be up for Nuit Blanche the overnight of October 3. Ideal time to check it out, looks best at night!

Wednesday, August 19 2009

7 pm - 8:30 pm
PWYC (suggested donation $10)
The White House Courtyard, 377 Lansdowne Ave. (north of College, just down the little lane)

Each week we will build on the previous week's skills to create new and exciting websites. Pick and choose the classes you need, or come to all of them.

It is recommended that you bring a laptop computer. If you don't have one, please contact us in advance and we will try to arrange one for you.


here's the lesson plan:

WEEK FOUR - September 8 | video and web
-preparing video for web
-Youtube, Vimeo and flash (NOTE: this is not a class on making video with flash, we will only discuss its applications)

WEEK FIVE - September 15 | Open workshop
-bring in your projects and we'll work on them!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

12 - 6 PM
TRANZAC (292 Brunswick Ave.)
Zine Dream is a small press art fair. I will be doing SOMETHING.
also featuring performances by:
Nick Flanagan
Anna May Henry
Music by
Carl Didur
Andre Charles Theriault
James Anderson
Braintrust (electronic duo of Peter Thompson and James Kirkpatrick)

Wes Allen
Boner Dragon
and Body Beautiful

Wednesday, August 19 2009

7 pm - 8:30 pm
PWYC (suggested donation $10)
The White House Courtyard, 377 Lansdowne Ave. (north of College, just down the little lane)

Each week we will build on the previous week's skills to create new and exciting websites. Pick and choose the classes you need, or come to all of them.

It is recommended that you bring a laptop computer. If you don't have one, please contact us in advance and we will try to arrange one for you.


here's the lesson plan:
WEEK ONE - WEDNESDAY August 19 | HTML intro:
-building an offline website with sub pages. Includes basic text tags, links and images, intro CSS.

WEEK TWO - August 25 | HTML & CSS continued
-div tags and specified CSS
-uploading using FTP and editing online
-meta tags

WEEK THREE - September 1 | Images, forms, Java
-sizing images for web and image file types
-finding forms
-borrowing javascripts

Saturday, June 13, 2009

8 pm - 1 am
The Deleon White Gallery, 1139 College (College and Dufferin)
screening "Luck of a Foghorn" 28 min. (2008) and"Prometheus' Garden" 28 min. (1988). Followed by:
Brian Ruryk
DADS (reunited, now rapping)
Battleship Ethel
Man Made Hill

Friday, April 24, 2009

Brokeback Pontiac
7 P.M. - 10 P.M.
The Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West
My friend Becky Johnson is an amazing clown and crocheter and buttonmaker and general wonder, and her car got bashed by a drunk driver in Chicago, and it's an old beast so insurance won't cover it, so we're doing a show to raise money for her (so she can drive us places again). FEATURING:
Kathleen Phillips
Zeesy Powers
Iron Cobra
Kurt Smeaton
Alana Johnston & Kayla Lorette
Megan Fraser
Levi MacDougall
Katie Crown
Sara Hennessy
+ silent auction!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hard Light video screening, part of Obey Convention III
3-5 pm
$5Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax, NS
"Short works by twelve of the finest young videographers from across Canada, and beyond."
More info and full event scedule for Obey Convention here.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Khyber Center for Art, Halifax, NS
Screening of videos made by young people!

Saturday, March 28, 2009- Monday March 30, 2009

Open Studio
Opening Saturday March 28, 5 P.M.
Ogura Gallery, Kitakyushu, Japan
Premiere performance of The Ghost!!! Come see it Saturday night after the Ute Meta Bauer lecture. With Raffaella Crispino, Jesse Aron Green, Mattias Fredrik Josefsson, Sandra Nakamura, Guston Sondin-Klausner, Julie Spielman.

Saturday March 7, 2009

Annual New Toronto Works Show
Latvian House, 491 College St.
$8/ 5 members
I've got an installation at the afterparty, 11pm @ Jamie’s Area, 193 Augusta Ave. $5 or free with Latvian House ticket.
Go see the show! with: Seth Scriver,Tadaki Hozumi,Jared Mitchell and RM Vaughan, Matt King, Heather Keung, Andrew James Paterson, Jesi the Elder, Wrik Mead, Heather Keung, Aram Collier, Victoria Cheong, John Caffery & Kids On TV, Sarah Jane Gorlitz & Wojciech Olenjik, Allison Peacock, Andrew Zukerman & Winston Hacking, Erika Loic - Paricutin
Video installations:
Allison Peacock - Fist
Zeesy Powers - Quilt 3
Mark Kurzawinski - Stasis Area 2
& Performance by New Feelings

Saturday, Novemberber 22nd, 2008- December 6, 2008

Ogura Gallery Show
Ogura Gallery, Kitakyushu, Japan
I have 2 rooms and 2 installations up, "Pink Ligtning, Great Lakes" and "Collection, Japanese Plates, 21st Century". With Raffaella Crispino, Jesse Aron Green, Mattias Fredrik Josefsson, Sandra Nakamura, Guston Sondin-Klausner, Julie Spielman.

Dec 11-13, 2008

All (gender)Inclusive Weekend Package: Un-packing the pants of vaginal imagery in feminist art
Vancouver, BC, Canada
This is a weekend-long event extravaganza by THE AFTER PARTY. I sent them some cups for their AFTER (dinner) PARTY.

December 1, 2008 to January 10, 2009

Gifts By Artists: Multiples for the Holidays
OPENING Thursday, December 4, 2008, 6 - 8 PM
Art Metropole, 788 King St West,Toronto, ON
In addition to the awesome stuff you can buy for all sorts of price ranges from all sorts of artists (including Zoe Barcza, Yuula Benivolski, Maura Doyle, Ryan Foerster, Marla Hlady, Will Munroe, Alicia Nauta, Seth Scriver and more and more and more...), you can buy one of 4 limited edition DVD's I made of butterflies, it comes with a small watercolour painting, very nice! Or, if you're up for it, a $5000 certificate to come to Japan to have me paint your portrait and show you around.
You know, a little vacation, if you're interested.

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Listen To Your Heart- An Islands Fold Exhibit
at MOHS in Copenhagen,
This is an exhibit mostly of work by the fabulous Luke Ramsey of Islands Fold, but they have invited some friends to show too, including me. Most works are affordably priced, all of them are really good. If you are in Denmark, check it out!

Hut on an Island
Grass Hut, 811 East Burnside, Portland, Oregon
Another amazingIslands Fold show opening tonight! Collaborative drawings, someone makes an island and another person adds the hut! Trust me, these are gonna be fun.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Hour Of Power
Art-Works Theatre, 6569 Santa Monica Blvd.
10 P.M.
I didn't post this before the show cuz I didn't have time, but I love doing comedy shows and this one was really fun. Toronto transplant Rebecca Addelman is really funny, you should go to the next one!!

Thursday, August 14 - Saturday, August 23, 2008

Term Projects
xpace, 58 Ossington Ave
opening reception and award ceremony August 14 at 7 P.M.
office hours Fridays and Saturdays 3-6 P.M. and Wednesday 3-6 P.M.

Here is your chance,tly What I Think of you for $5! Come during office hours.
With Dear Toronto, Jenn Sciarrino and Fedora Romita. Curated by Gabby Moser.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Kid's Trunk Show
The Workroom, 1340 Queen Street West, near Brock
noon - 5 P.M.
A craft show, but for KIDS! How about KIDZ? Sure, why not!?!

I'll be doing portraits of your little ankle-biters, $10 a pop, which is worth it to have someone else look after them for 20 minutes.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Zeesy Powers Grant Award Ceremony
xpace, 58 Ossington Ave
opening reception and award ceremony August 14 at 7 P.M.

The moment you've been waiting for, the recipient(s) of the Zeesy Powers Grant will be announced in a glittering ceremony broadcast on closed-circuit television.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

No Face No Problem
Dragon City Mall (East Entrance)
8 P.M.
Birthday party! For my part, I am getting beautiful Konrad Bongard to read out some emails boys sent me in response to this craigslist ad:

Beautiful woman available for prom date. Impress your peers! Long blonde hair, slim, arty, loves to eat. I do not accept money, this is a prom date.

A night to remember!

Saturday May 17, 2008

Punchclock Showcase II: Shawn Brant Is No Criminal
Whippersnapper Gallery, 587A College St. (at Clinton)
8 P.M.- 2 A.M.
The Phonemes, Bob Wiseman and Richard Laviolette perform in support of Shawn Brant to help pay his legal fees against some trumped up charges. I will be painting $10 portraits, proceeds going to Shawn (well, really they'll be going to his lawyers, but that's what the fundraiser is for).

More information at

Sunday April 27, 2008

I Hate Everything
The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W
10 P.M.
I will be trying out a new puppet/projection show, and Emma Mckenna will be performing! A Fundraiser In Support of the New Play My Sister's Mother, To Be Followed By A Dance Party.

Sunday May 4, 2008

The Spring Thing Trunk Show
the workroom, 1340 Queen Street West
Craft show! Once again, $10 portraits will be made available, as well as books and maybe a few surprises!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tender Buds
Caigibi, 5490 St-Laurent (corner of St-Viateur), Montreal
9 P.M.?
Variety show! Isla Craig, Metis Yeti, Exploding Motorcar and me performing with puppets! Please come!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Alphabet Movie aka The Sights and Sounds of Language in Their Customary Order
Film Fort at Studio 404 Not Found, 263 Adelaide Street, Apartment #404
7:30pm - 11:00pm
A whole movie about the alphabet premiers tonight! My new animation is part of it, the title is "X". With: Aaron Kopff, Ajla Odobasic, Alex Winfield, Beau Dickson, Brett Long, Chris Clifford, Craig Desson, Dan Browne, Daniel Libby, Elaisha Stokes, Howard Ng, James Algie, Kate Mior, Mandi Gornstein, Marc de Pape, Marcus Jamin, Morgan Rhys Tams, Nick Wallace, Norman Lup-Man Yeung, Robin Sharp, Ryan Hughes, Sara Schmidt, Sarah Kolasky, Steve Thomas, Tim Moore, Winston Hacking, Zeesy Powers and Zik Staav.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jens Lekman with Final Fantasy and Katie Stelmanis
The Great Hall
1087 Queen St. W.
8 P.M. - 1 A.M.
My good friend and mega-star Katie Stelmanis opens for Swedish indie-pop artist Jens Lekman. I will be premeiring light organ v1.0 during her set, the wizards at nerd night said it looks just like Bladerunner.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Catch 23 Cabaret
The Theatre Centre
8 P.M.
I'll be performing something, okay?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Craft Cabaret
Starlight Bar and Lounge, uptown Waterloo, ON.
7 P.M.
Hi, do you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo region? If you do, the you may want to come get a $10 portrait painted by me, of you, for whomever you wish to give it to.

Friday, February 8, 2008 - February 22, 2008

Animator's Statement
V-Tapes, 401 Richmond St. W.
Opening reception Friday, February 8, 2008, 5-8 PM, curator's talk at 6 pm
Includes work by Daniel Barrow, Tadasu Takamine, me and Jeremy Bailey

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

City of Craft Valentine's Trunk Show
The Workroom, 1340 Queen Street West
A Valentine's-themed craft show where you can pick up some lovely paper goods. Once again, $10 portraits available to all comers (who have $10).

Friday, January 11, 2008

Katie Stelmanis CD Release
The Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Ave. (at College, beside the Waverly Hotel)
Doors at 9 P.M.
with the Luyas, the Torrent and Emma McKenna. I'm building a mechanical set, so, you know, spectacle!

Monday, December 31, 2007

The Back Alley, 188 Augusta Ave.
Doors at 9, $5 before 11, $8 after
Happy New Years. I countdown to New's supremacy over Old bookended by performances by some talented young local musicians, DD/MM/YYYY and Nifty. DJs Wes Allen and Daniel Vila are on first name/last name basis.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lennox Contemporary, 12 Ossington Avenue
A video screening of lots of stuff by many people, including a new/old animation by me!

Friday, February 8, 2008 - February 22, 2008

Animator's Statement
V-Tapes, 401 Richmond St. W.
Opening reception Friday, February 8, 2008, 5-8 PM, curator's talk at 6 pm
Includes work by Daniel Barrow, Tadasu Takamine, me and Jeremy Bailey

Saturday, December 1, 2007

City of Craft
The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen St. W.
11 A.M. to 8 P.M.
$10 portraits and, for all you folks who missed them, new dolls! This is the only time in 2007, and probably most of 2008, that you'll be able to buy them, so if you want one bring $$$.
Check out City of Craft for more details and a complete list of vendors. Good stuff! Spend money!

Saturday, November 24 2007

No Face No Problem
La Brique
6545 Durocher #402, 4th floor, Montreal
9 P.M. to 11 P.M.
Laura McCoy and Jon McCurley's reading and performance series goes to Montreal! With Yuula Benivolski, Simon Schlinger, Bonny Poon, Steve Thomas, Life of a Craphead, Meichen Waxer, Laura McCoy and Christina. for more information!

Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25 2007

5035 St-Dominique (ƒglise Saint-Enfant JŽsus, between St-Joseph and Laurier, near Laurier MŽtro), Montreal, Quebec
12 P.M. to 6 P.M.
I will be selling some "literature", $10 portraits AND for $5 I will tell you exactly what I think of you. Also tabling will be my friends Amy Lam and Yuula Benivolski. Not to be missed! for more information!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hotel Canzine
11 A.M. to 5 P.M., the Gladstone Hotel (at Queen St. W and Gladstone)
This Sunday between 11 A.M. and 5 P.M. I will be hustling Hotel Canzine. What better way to work off your post-Halloweekend hangover than prying yourself out from the arms of Whoeverthatwas and spending $10 on a portrait of yourself?
I know what's better! Spending $5 to have me tell you exactly what I think of you! For an extra $2 I will write it down.
For EVEN MORE FUN, you can enter a raffle to win a custom mix-tape, for you, from me. The raffle costs 25 cents.
Also available will be copies of the side-splitting and tragic Three Minute Girlfriend.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Hello Beach
4 P.M. Toronto Island, exact location TBA
Beach-themed dance event occurring on an actual beach. I will ritually purify myself in Lake Ontario.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Extermination Night
12-4 A.M. Under the Dundas and Lansdowne bridge, by the tracks (take the path marked FRUISCANTE by St. Helen's Road)
One more time! I'm playing in a band called ASSAULT (primal scream bonfire chicks with axes). Playing before: Rozasia, Tradition, free jazz. More. More?
Come say goodbye for the summer.

Friday, June 1, 2007

P.S. 122, 150 First Avenue, NYC
This is the first time I will be performing in New York, and the line-up looks pretty interesting. Performing that night'll be Deb Margolin, Rindfleisch, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Ethyl Eichlberger and the Slink Moss Orchestra.
more info at

Friday, May 18, 2007 - Thursday, June 7, 2007

GIRLS opening party Friday May 18, 8 P.M. 'till midnite.
Freedom, 939 Bloor St. West (at Delaware, west of Ossington)
Paintings and mirrors by me as well as new! artist's t-shirt (bloody), all for sale as well as copies of the 3 Minute Girlfriend book. Opening party features illegal Latin American manicures by Lisa Campbell, and a surprise musical guest!
partial proceeds to the Canadian Center for Victims of Torture.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Extermination Night
Guildwood Park
Awesome all-night party on the Scarborough Bluffs in a wedding park. I will be washing people's feet. Holier-than-thou!

Friday, May 11, 2007 - Sunday, May 13, 2007

Tour de Force - OCAD Graduate Exhibition
OCAD - 100 McCaul St. (South of Dundas)
So, I'm graduating, and now I am showing what I made, along with at least 100 other graduating students. But do they have a life-sized metal marionette that you can play with? Or bronze bells that are really loud and scary? Well, that is what I have to show for myself. If you come, you should check them out.
Yuula Benivolski has a gigantic naked photo of me where you can almost see my vagina, and Alison Wells has incredible jewellery, and there are lots of other bizzare creations from some bizzare human beings. Worth it!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

COSTES w/ the Pederast, Charles Balls and Double Fisting
9 P.M.
Costes is totally fucked. He isn't pretending, either. To tell the truth, the Pederast is pretty fucked up himself. I will let you draw your own conclusions about Charles Balls and Me as I jerk off both of my penises at once to the virtuosic guitar stylings of Katie Stelmanis and Emma McKenna.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Projection Performance Year End Party
hosted by the Justina M Barnicke Gallery and Hart House

Great hall, Hart House, University of Toronto
8 P.M.
Projection performance celebration featuring Steph Comilang, Jeremy Bailey and Zeesy Powers (me). With musical guests, The Bicycles!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Artists Talk
xpace, 58 Ossington Ave.
7 P.M. ?
I'll be lecturing (me?) alongside Seth Scriver and team macho. Informative?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

3 Minute Girlfriend
xpace, 58 Ossington Ave.
1-6 P.M.
Everyone loves to be in love, but dating is tedious when the first bloom fades. Drawing out the inevitable is worse than being lonely. Actually, that's not true. There is nothing worse than being lonely. I will be your girlfriend for three minutes. 1-6 P.M. No risk of rejection, no messy break-up.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

10th Annual Figure Art Show
The Great Hall, OCAD, 100 McCaul St.
5-7 P.M.
I'm putting my bells in this show. For the first time ever, there are awards, and I really really want to win one. I hear they're giving out books!

Projection Party
Adrift Skate Shop, 299 Augusta Ave, Kensington Market
8 P.M.
A magic lantern extravaganza featuring me, Yuula Benivolski, Renee Lear, Steph Comilang, The Singing Saw Shadow Show, and more?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

How To Make Love Without Touching
7 P.M., xpace, now at 58 Ossington, north of Queen
"An evening of performance art, featuring Maryanne Casasanta, Jeremy McCormick, Agnieszka Forfa, Alize Zorlutuna,Simone Roughouser, Aiden Cowling, Laura Mccoy, Zeezy Powers (sic), Jon McCurly, Sheryl-Ann Simpson."
I'll be performing a new piece, "The Mirror," because apparently I want to get punched in the face.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

University of Toronto Music Department Percussion Recital
Walter Hall, UofT
3:15 P.M.
Yuula Benivolski and I will be doing projections for several exciting and loud percussion pieces. Thunderous!

December 1 - 24, 2006

Give a Little
Magic Pony, 694 Queen W.
opening party Friday, December 1, 2006 6-10 P.M.
Tomas DelBalso and I made some little paintings, which you can see at Magic Pony for their Holiday Show. There are many absolutley delicious artists with tiny, affordable works for sale.More details here.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

upstairs at Good Catch General Store, 1556 Queen ST. W.
7-11 P.M.
Portraits available, $10, first come, first served. Also vending will be First Fuck, Papersnake Jewellery, the Sweetie Pie Press and others. Free mulled wine and snacks!

Dec 9, 2006 to January 6, 2007

Art Metropole Gifts by Artists Exhibition and Sale
788 King St W
opening party Saturday December 9, 2 - 5pm.
Come, buy gifts for your friends who love art! Portraits at the opening party, so come and drink the gluhwein, because it's festive and free!

Friday, NOvember 3, 2006

Breakfast television
8:50 A.M. CITY TV and CablePulse24
I will be getting greasy with a television blonde for the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair's Butter Sculpting preview. Thrill as I attemmpt to teach her how to become a champion butter sculptor. The joke is on her, I have never won a butter sculpting competition in my life!

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

The Royal Winter Agricultural fair
9 A.M.-4 P.M.-ish
For the 3rd year running I will attempt to make something utterly representaional out of butter, standing in a refidgerator while people gawk at me. If you go to the Royal, you will get to eat lots of samples of delicious things like cranberry wine and smoked trout and honey and goat's cheese. And you will get to see and smell animals. That is why I attend.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hotel Canzine
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W
1-7 P.M.
MEGA TABLE!! Shop 'til you drop at the all-star mega mix 3 table occurrance containing me, Jacob Horwood (repping Bennifer Editions), Yuula Benivolski, Isla Craig and the return of Amelia Morochove-Merhar!. Portraits available, $10 while-u-wait, as well as FIVE CENT zines.

Thursday October 19, 2006

Galaxy CD Release Party!
Sneaky Dee's, Bathurst and College
10 P.M.?
Finally! Now you can listen to Galaxy in you bedroom without the aid of the internet. Come for Galaxy, amuse yourself with the sloppy reunion efforts of DADS. Oh no, we did't! YES, WE DID.

Saturday, September 30-October 1, 2006

Nuit Blanche
All over Toronto, but you can find me at 401 Richmond St. W, in the basement.
7 P.M. - 7 A.M.
7-11 P.M.
The museum will be open all night for the edutainment of r the edutainment of the city's populace. Come, learn of the very tiny people and their ways. Permanent exhibit includes working models of their invisibility chamber and levitation skills, as well as an actual glimpse through the microscope at their city!.
There will be art-type devices occurring throughout the building, throughout the city, throughout the night, so come be diverted for FREE, all FOR FREE!!!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Sparrow, 92 Ossington, South of Dundas
10 P.M.
Hello lesbians, and appreciators of lesbians, come to LAPLAP tonight to see me and the fabulous Katie Stelmanis perform some selections of music and puppet show. PARTY!

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Good Catch Craft Fair
Good Catch, 1556 Queen St. W.
More portraits! Tell me you saw it was $10 on the website, and I won't charge you $20. Also, the last of last year's dolls, and whatever else I have lying around. Please come visit. ALSO, amazing jewlery from papersnake.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Parkdale Craft Fair
Outside the library, Queen St. West of the Duferin underpass.
More portraits! Tell me you saw it was $10 on the website, and I won't charge you $20.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Good catch Last Splash Craft Fair
Good Catch, 1556 Queen St. W., in ye old Parkdale.
1 P.M
A good old-fashioned neighbourhood craft fair. I will be selling dolls and painting $5 watercolour portraits of you and/or your sweetie. Also there will be the excellent Becky Johnson and Amy Lam and other local cottage industries. Please come, and bring money.

Thursday, August 3, 2006

secret(?) location
7 P.M-?
So, Katie and I ended up playing some dude's birthday party for free. I played bells, Katie got kicked off in the middle of her set so that AV nerds could make fun of Victor Crowl. If you know anyone who stole Katie's cd's please tell them to send her $5.

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Eject Primer Festival Internacional de Video Performance de la Ciudad de MŽxico
Licenciado Verdad 8 Centro Hist—rico. A un costado de Palacio Nacional. Ciduidad Mexico (Mexico City)
8 P.M
Program 2 of a 3 program festival!Paula Darriba (Brasil) / Zeesy Powers (Canad‡) / Douglas Rodrigo Rada (Bolivia) / Diana Olalde (MŽxico) / Rivelino D’az Bernal (MŽxico) / Dillon Paul (USA) / Kate Hers (Corea) / Dana Sederowsky (Suecia) / Nao Bustamante (USA)

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Small Fires
202 Major St.
7 P.M
I'll be doing a new shadow show, this one very ethereal. In a backyard, no less! More info soon.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Front Porch Sale
Kensington Avenue, Kensington market, Toronto
Time to lighten my load, lovelies. Come buy dolls and other things I made for myself but now doubt the attachment to.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Box
The Rivoli, 332 Queen W. (Back Room)
PWYC, suggested $5
This is a pretty cool performance night put together by the mysterious poetess Louise Bak. Always an interesting curator, this time she's got Brian Fawcett, Heather Frise, Amy Lam and Zeesy Powers, Maria Legault with Greg Walloch, Permafrown, Metanet Software, Ken Sparling and Scott Treleaven doing new things. Come! Amy and I are performing Folk Tales, in tableau format.

Thursday, May 20, 2006

I Am A Wild Party
Eastern Front Gallery, 660 Queen St. E
My friend Amelia once made a zine called "East End Coolness", and if she still made it then this party would probably rate an entry. I'll be performing sometime after 9 tonite, you should come by if you want to see something. Also, the art from the weird box of stuff project is all on display, and if you like art created within an interesting set of constraints (I know I do), then you will want to see this. National! for more information.

May 20, 2006

Still Camera Film Festival
location TBA
It's back. I think I'm making a new cartoon, but there are many many other fine artists, filmmakers, jokers, etc. providing the evening's entertainment.

May 25, 2006

Anymous Art Festival (May 22-26)
Galerie mesta Plzne o.p.s., Dominikánská 2, CZ-301 12 Plze
Pilsen, Czech Republic
I'll be performing some live stuff for beer drinkers, including Fantastic Voyage, Neoteny n' The Beast. If you are in the neighbourhood, come see it. for more information.

May 29 & 30, 2006

Anymous Vernissage
Transpublic /Linz/
Linz, Austria
Magically transported to the Bavarian splendour of Austria, more showy shows presented. In an alternate reality, this would be the cultural centre of the Third Reich, and I would be dead.

Friday, May 5, 2006

Singing Saw Shadow Show with Feu Therese (ex-Fly Pan Am) & Measles Mumps Rubella as part of the Over the Top Fest
The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.
If you have not seen the singing saws before, you really should come check them out. Even if you are blind, because saws sound spooky and beautiful. If you think I am a liar, you can watch a video here and see for yourself.
I am helping with projections.
Details here.

Friday, May 5-Sunday, May 7 2006

OCAD Graduate Show
Ontario College ofArt and Design, 100 McCaul St.
Please come take a look at a set of bronze bells that I have made, on the main floor. Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to ring them, but trust me, they are really loud and they sound GREAT. I'll post a video soon.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Singing Saw Shadow Show with Pyramid Culture and Faun Fables
The Tranzac Club
More saws! I hear Faun Fables are highly theatrical, so if you are looking to be entertained, tonight's the night, buddies!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The End of the Internet
The Victory Cafe
The days that you find yourself checking and re-checking all the old sites you used to go to in 1997, and end up joylessly playing the same flash game for about 4 hours before you realize you haven't blinked since the last time you checked your email, that is when you are at the end of the internet. This is why I do not own a computer. (That's a lie, I do not own a computer because I am poor).
Also performing this night are Matt Cully, Misha Bower, Amy Lam, John Barlow, Universe Crim and SR Palm.
An Unknown DJ will spin unmarked CD's in between, as in the INTERMISSION.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Poor Pilgrim
The Press Club, 850 Dundas St. (west of Euclid).
This is a new weekly(!) night presented by Matt Cully. Once again you will be presented with the opportunity to witness my new shadow puppet play "Beauty Breeds Hard Hearts". Also that night will be some kind of "experimental" puppet show by Amy Lam and I, and a solo set by Katie Stelmanis.

Thursday, March 23

This Used to Not Exist, but We Made It
The Victory Cafe, Markham Street South of Bloor
Doors at 9:30, music at 10
$5 goes to the Concrete Arts Collective
I'll be doing a performance of Neoteny around 11:30, but there are many more talented people you are probably interested in seeing.

March 21- March 28

The Dissenter's Club
xpace, 303 Augusta, south of college
Opening reception Saturday March 25
Tomas Del Balso is organizing this show of drawings featuring the work of several amazing and talented local artists. A not entirely comprehensive list reveals Tomas, Dan Rocca, Ryan Solski, Laura Curely, Zack Kenney, Roman K, Peter K, T-Rev, Nikki Woolsely, Cameron Lee, Matt King, Jon McCurley, Dusan, Nick Frian and Pat O'Leary. I will have some new paintings up as well.

October 2005-February 2006

Bent Light: Holography Exhibition as part of Matter+Energy=ART
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Opening reception Saturday October 1, 4 P.M.
The Deluge Which Destroyed the Great Civilization of Cloudland will be on display, along with other spectacular holograms by people who are not me. Also showing: photographs by physicists and photographs of physics by teenagers.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dads at Ski-Meat
The Bagel
Once again, Dads bring on the abuse. Dads vs. Dudes at Toronto's least-expensively-priced beer-offering experimental music night.

January 4-31, 2006

Fantasy Island 2
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W
I have a creepy painting up. There is also a giant cobra by Peter Burr, Sensitive Creatures by C.G. Doulgeris, sexy wallpaper by Cassandra Jones, some dog mouth bouquets, toads?, beastiality.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Full Spectrum Dominance
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W
9 P.M.
Quantum Physics! The History of The Universe as we know It, Wapstan, Slodance, more more more.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Expanding Canada¹s Frontiers ­ Our Journey Into The Future
Convocation Hall, King's College Circle, University of Toronto
doors at 6:30 with musical video performance, lectures begin at 7 P.M.
Free for Post-Secondary and High School students and $10 for the general public
Katie Stelmanis and I will be performing our History of the Universe As We Know It as an introduction to this amazing night of new ideas and technologies. The lecturers are: Professor Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology speaking on his discovery of ³Planet X², the disputed 10th Planet Nagin Cox of NASA¹s Jet Propulsion Laboratory speaking on the design of the Martian Rovers and the new Kepler Telescope¹s search for earth-type planets beyond our solar system. Professor Fran Bagenal of the University of Colorado at Boulder speaking as co-investigator of NASA¹s New Horizons mission to Pluto slated for launch in early January. Professor Ray Carlberg of Canada¹s own University of Toronto speaking on the tri-country partnership in the development of the new Thirty Meter Telescope along with his involvement with Dark Energy studies.

Friday, January 20, 2006

The Still Camera Film Festival
Lucky Dragon Restaurant
6-10 P.M.
Movie night! Made entirely with still cameras. Dinner as well. Come for the premiere of a new video film by me, a new animation by Amy, and an amazing anthropological moment of significance. Oh, and some other stuff, too.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Dear Diary
The Bagel, 385 College St. W.
9 P.M.
Free if you bring a personal diary entry and read it, $3 or food donation if you don't.
Trembling embarrassmants, shitty parents, best-friend break-ups, sexual awakenings and mundane heartaches. All real, all read live by people who are exactly the same as everyone else. Featuring live musical guest(s) and DJ True Love Forever.

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday December 11, 2005

Art Metropole Gifts by Artists Show and Sale
Art Metropole, 788 King Street West
12-5 P.M.
Annual Holiday sale of art gifts and such. Come buy some of my dolls and support both me and Art Metropole, eh? The show runs until January 7, but you can come and get an authentic felt circle sewn on to your clothes by either myself or the darling Amy Lam on the 10th or 11th only. Please!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Trampoline Hall
Sneaky Dee's (College & Bathurst)
7 P.M.
I love expounding on a subject in front of a captive audience. Tonight I will get to talk all about the 19th century Free Love commune of Oneida, NY at the venerable Trampoline Hall. Also speaking that night will be Makesi Arthur on Time and/or a Finite Universe, and the Rev. Aitor Coria on Lawns. Tickets sell out early, go buy some now.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Overeaters Anonymous
The Bagel
285(?) College St.
9 P.M.
Me and some other fatties are going to eat a lot. Come watch us, if you can stomach it.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

5035 St-Dominique, between Laurier and St-Joseph (church basement)
11 A.M.- 6 P.M.
Once again, Amy Lam and I are selling goods and services, no tax. But this time, it is in another province!

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Butter Sculpting Comptetition
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Exhibition Place
8:30 A.M.-2 P.M.
For the second year in a row I will turn simple butter into fine art. Please come wave at me, I will be in a giant refrigerator.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Canzine at the Gladstone Hotel, Gladstone and Queen St. W.
1-7 P.M.
Amy Lam and I have a whole room to ourselves. Come put a quarter in the nickelodeon for some kind of insane spectacle, as in GAMES and PUPPETSHOWS and CARTOONS and BELLYRUBS. You can also peruse the AMAZING NEW SHIT we will be unveiling at this behemoth of independent CanCon. In addition, Jim Monroe will be screening our new video CUBE, as well as new stuff by some VERY GOOD ARTISTS who are not us as part of his Novel Amusements room. Becky Johnson will be doing a short performance in yet another room at 2 P.M. Not to be missed.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Joke Club One Year Anniversary
The Drake Hotel, 9 P.M.?
My friend Nick Flanagan has managed to keep this very fun and funny evening fun and funny for a year. He's nice enough to let me perform stuff at Joke Club, even if it's funny, but not ha ha funny. Other reasons to go are Makesi Arthur, Kathleen Phillips and Levi MacDougal, who are frequently ha ha funny and that other kind of funny. Yes.

October 26, 2005

"O p e N AirwAY" presented by FADO Inc.
SPIN Gallery, 1100 Queen St. West.
8:30 P.M.
I'll be performing as part of this emerging artists festival. Come see some strange and beautiful things.

September 7-11, 2005

Welcome Back to School, Kids!
Xpace, 303 Augusta (just south of College)
I have a pretty sexy sculpture up at this show, and there is a party on Saturday night. Come fondle it.

August 17, 2005

Dead Machines w/ Awesome, gastric female reflex & an extravagant spectacle (me)
The Bagel (College Street, just west of Spadina, on the south side)
Apparently I am doing a puppet show. Perhaps it will be Faust? The bagel with lox and cream cheese is very well priced, I recommend it highly. I don't know why there are so many shows here lately, it's so damn small, but they are really rocking a '50's diner look, and you can film your movie here if you need a '50's diner.

Thursday, July 14-August ??

Summertime in the City
Adrift Skate Shop, 299 Augusta Ave, Kensington Market
I have a window display up, it will probably be actually finished for Friday the 15th, and it looks amazing.

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Joke Club
The Drake Hotel, Queen St. W. at Beaconsfield
doors at 8?
I will be performing one of those live video cartoon deals I like to try out sometimes in between stand up sets from other shy weirdos. I think this one is about gentrification, but it features gorgeous footage of the Yukon river and bluebells, plus a weird costume. Seeing one of these is about as rare as seeing pandas mate, so you should come and see it, even if the Drake creeps you out. I will be hiding in the corner with you.

Thursday, June 16 2005

Lucas Winters is Getting Better
Ontario College of Art and Design Transit Space (100 mcCaul St. 2nd floor)
4-8 P.M.
Lucas Winters is a lovely young artist whose kidneys exploded. His friends are really really nice, and are putting on a silent auction to raise some money for him. Come bid on art from Erin Zimmerman, Izzy McCoy, Josh Avery, Ted Tucker, the guy who paints Oprah, Tom King and more more more. There is a beautiful muskox sculpture, and I made a big ol' doll. It is very cute, and most people hold it like a baby.
Beer and wine will be available, you drunks.

May 5-12, 2005

Light Snacks Provided: Holography Show
The Photon League, 401 Richmond (basement)
If you miss this show you are a sucker, because these holograms are unbeleiveable. Also, mine is, like, amazing. Opening May 5, 6-11 P.M., gallery open noon-6 daily.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Benny P's Big Birthday Bacchanal
Trinity Bellwoods Park, NOON
My brother is turning 19, and has requested that I put on a giant cloud costume and entertain his friends. Witness either a retelling of thw Witches' Night scene from Faust, or the tragic tale of the destruction of Cloudland, I'm not sure which, yet.

Friday, April 1, 8-11 P.M. & Saturday, April 2, 12-5 P.M. 2005

Give It Up
42 Grange Ave. (south of Dundas, east of Spadina)
You can buy some things I and many other talented people have made for $10-20, with all proceeds going directly to a young artist who is dying of cancer. Dancing will occur on Friday nite, tea drinking and drawing on Saturday.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

All-You-Can-Eat Maple Syrup Breakfast
sometime between 9 A.M. and noon
I will be eating the world's greatest pancakes, doused in maple syrup and accompanied with baked beans, scrambled eggs, pork product, juice, coffee. Also, there will be a tractor ride.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Snobs Without Words - b-sweet (queen @ brock)
doors 8:30, show at 9
I'm trying something new, it is called "Girls Gone Wild," and it is a collaborative piece. You also might have a second chance to see Neoteny, Live! OMG!
brought to you by the Parkdale Snobs

Friday, February 18, 2005

Short Performances (as part of the Rhubarb Festival) - Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
10:30 P.M.
You didn't think that I could just leave it at that, did you? New live cartoon as part of some insanity that will also involve 20+ other performers and a rock band. Dancing afterwards.

Friday, February 26, 2005

The Maids Fundraiser - Oaisis Bar
Evg Lenin and Chronic D also performing in support of a neat adaptation of "The Maids". Come see this!