Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Windows that look into other windows

So these past few months have been kinda gnarly but I'm proud to show some documentation of the two window istallations that I've completed this past summer. My pals at XPACE snapped some great photos of my piece 'Don't Go,' up for the month of August which I just recently took down. If you didn't get a chance to see it in person, here are the shots:

And also here is a link to the PDF of the essay Kirsten McCrea wrote about my piece. Thanks girl! I love it, its pretty much perfect...

Also, here is quick snap of my Gallerywest Window, which will be up for an undetermined amount of time. The gallery is located at 1172 Queen West, squeezed right in the strip between the Drake and Gladstone hotels (also my old neighborhood). Thanks to Brette Gabel and Evan Tyler for inviting me to show my work in such highly visible spot!

This update is long overdue and I have tons of news to share: Ghost Hole coming up on Oct 26th, solo show at OZ Cafe, doing a project for the January edition of Fucked Up's Long Winter concert series (same month as fantastic pal Chris Foster), and co-curating a show at the OCADu Student Gallery with Diana Lynn VanderMuelen. I will be posting information about everything as its coming up, I'm scared and stressed and excited and thrilled. I also need another job, do you have one for me? I'm good at teaching kids and customer service and serving drinks and working reception and booking appointments and blogging and illustration and projecting movies in a small cinema and programming educational workshops and general Gallery busy work and probably some other things HIRE ME.

Sunday, October 6, 2013



I have lots of important news to relay and things are getting really exciting but for a second I would like to talk about GHOST HOLE, the Halloween art show my roommate and fantastic super friend Vanessa Rieger curates every year. It is happening again this year at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, and I am very excited to be a participating artist, doing a two week artist residency for my Ghost Hole project, and be on the committee of organizers for this magical event.

In celebration of the season and also for the sake of making a compilation of spooky jams to listen to during those dark, late nights in the studio, here is my Ghost Hole Mix 'Tape.' A mish mash of stuff from my vinyl and what's leftover on my laptop after the Great Computer Crash of 2010 that I've never fully recovered from, I bring you a small collection of creepy tunes guaranteed to bring out the heebie jeebies. Hey guys and ghouls, you slimers, you ghostly visions of the night, this is your soundtrack for late night walks home, for quiet moments at home working on projects, for long stoned strolls through your local cemetery, your background music for this time when things are becoming darker and stranger, right through to the silent void of winter...

GHOST HOLE MIX by DJ Chickens (yeah, that's right)

Track list:

Voice of God - Jennifer Castle with Wyrd Visions
Strange Phenomena - Kate Bush
Things That Go Boom in the Night - Bush Tetras
Structure - Glenn Branca
Witching Hour - CROSSS
Cemetery Map - Chain and the Gang
When Mama Was Moth - Cocteau Twins
Ghost Bitch - Sonic Youth
Ghost Rider - Suicide
Mitternacht - Kraftwerk
Movements of a Vision - Tangerine Dream
(Something) - The Microphones
Tama - Tonto's Expanding Head Band
Shadows - Sewn Leather
Primal Eyes - The Soft Moon
TV Set - The Cramps
Slimer - Cold Warps
In the Doorway - The Misfits
Six Feet Cold - The Gories
The Fly - The Mummies
The Boy is Mine - U.S. Girls
Lady in the Radiator - Zola Jesus
I'm Dragging A Dead Deer Up a Hill - Grouper
Thunderdrums - Prince Rama
Donovan - Season of the Witch

WARNING this mix is an hour and a half and beings with an 8 minute song. Also it's the first online mix I've ever made. Play it at all your favourite haunts and HAPPY HALLOWEEN ya little freaks.