So I just had the huge pleasure of collaborating with Harrell Fletcher and a group of twelve other folk (Augusto Bastos, Thomas Brant, Sean Frey, Hannah Jickling, Alison SM Kobayashi, Helen Reed, Kerri Reid, Swintak, Maiko Tanaka, Amy Wah, and Karen Wielonda) for a ten day project culminating in a show at the Power Plant. One of the twelve collaborators was expert cake maker Karen Wielonda of Frostitution, who inspired us to make sculptural cakes of our experiences during the ten days for the exhibition. (I made cake dentures inspired by an encounter with Manuel Bentes of the Dundas Denture Clinic.)
In addition to the cakes and photos on view, we're also organizing a series of talks and conversations with some of the people we encountered throughout this project. Starting on Wednesday, October 1st, we'll be hosting this mini-lecture series of sorts at the Power Plant; the schedule is as follows:
Naivelt Musical Performance - October 1st, 6:30pm
Youth from Naivelt and Jumblies Theatre: a musical recreation of 1920's Twelfth Children's Work Commune
Holistic Medicine from 1960's to present - October 8th, 6:30pm
Herbalist John Redden from Viriditas Herbal Products in the Junction talks about the history of holistic medicine in Toronto.
Haldeman-Julius Little Blue Book series - October 15th, 6:30pm
Stephen Fowler of the Monkey's Paw Bookshop talks about an early form of the zine from the Pre-Depression era created by an heir of a printing press.
Surviving Accidents - October 22nd, 6:30pm
Francisco Alejandri and Liz Lavandeira - who both work at Torito Tapas Bar in Kensington Market - share essential survival tips and describe past near disasters.
Augusto Bastos Slam Dunks - October 29th, 6:30pmhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif
Darren O'Donnell will be in conversation with Augusto Bastos, guerrilla, revolutionary, accused counter-revolutionary, aviation expert, refugee, torture victim, and basketball star.http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif
All of these most excellent events are free to the public and will take place in the Power Plant Reading Room.
Oh and we also started a blog called cakeworthy.