PULP: paper art party 2015 is a fundraiser designed to examine the current lifecycle of waste materials and investigate alternative uses. Following last year’s tremendously successful party, PULP promises to reach new heights.
wandering creatures, with a dancer Rebecca A. Bobrovskis - video still, work in progress 2014-2015)
PULP: paper art party 2015 is an evening combining installation art, live music, dancing, and conversation, as well as, video art and poetry. This year’s event will be held on May 23rd, at Jam Factory Co. located in South Riverdale (2 Matilda St, Toronto, ON M4M 1L9). The state of our environment is an incredibly important topic, but PULP isn’t about lectures or presentations – we want to get people dancing, talking, playing, and creating. Inside a unique two-story space, artists will introduce guests to sustainable design through reclaimed material installations in an engaging social setting.
This year’s music line-up features The Boxcar Boys, A Little Rambunctious, and, closing out the night, Toronto’s own master of Electro Swing: DJ Medicineman.
My work will be a performance and installation piece made of paper titled night wanderer and paper creatures. All of which will be created spontaneously the day of the event based on the space and materials provided, and through improvisation in tune with the audience, the sound/noise, and music during the night's performance. This is especially a project that I'm really proud to be a part of for few specific reasons. One being that it is the perfect situation and materials that I actually use in my everyday studio routine. And second, and very exciting for me, is that I get to make my project come alive with two very talented dancers, and collaborators, Colleen Snell and Rebecca A. Bobrovskis. We are excited, for the very first time together, to present to you night wanderer and paper creatures that will be created that day for You! A paper playground where two paper creatures engage in a call-and-response dance conversation, intermingled with the audience.
Estimated time of the performance is from 10pm to 11pm that will take place on and off in different locations within the venue.
We look forward to seeing you!
You can find all the information about the PULP Party and how to purchase your tickets now in the links below! Please note that this is a 19+ event. For more information and updates on this year’s event, check us out at:
My thanks goes out to Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Mississauga Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council for their support and encouragement in my artistic career.
Thank you also to Julie and Richard of Headbones Gallery for all their support, encouragement and all the opportunities that they have given me to evolve within the artistic community.
All staff at Vermont Studio Center and the amazing artists I met during my stay, with a special mention to John Ross who established galleryELL (NY) and features my art work in 2009-2011.
A big shout-out goes to the former Project 165 Crew; Ryan, Karol and Alex, for all the continuous opportunities of collaboration and experimentation. Keep on!
Winston and Jeff of Film Fort and all the talented artists and film makers that I had the pleasure to meet, work and screen with.
Nico Thiboutot for his beautiful design for my web-site. As well as, a big thank you goes out to Guy Bérubé, the director of La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa. (and my gallery Representation) And of course, a *Special* thank you to my loving family for always standing by me and providing me with the life tools necessary to grow as a human being and artist. Thank you to my partner, my best friends and my loved ones for loving me and accepting me exactly as I am.