3/31/11

FAMILY AFFAIRS w/ Autoerotique



My brother co-produced this music video for Toronto based Autoerotique.

3/28/11

New Pictures of Island Show (HERE/THERE/HERE)

















THANKS TO NATHAN CYPRYS FOR ALL THE FLICKS!
MORE INFO HERE: www.yo-guy.tumblr.com

VIDEODATE



My good/lovely friends, Yuula Benivolski and Geoffrey Pugen made a music video for Owen Pallett. It rules and was entirely filmed where I live. WATCH IT.

3/18/11

ONLINE LIFE EXPANSION


Been a total recluse as of late. Not interested in going out... really not interested in seeing people. Nothing against anyone, I am just not in the right head-space to be interacting. Fell in a pit, climbing out. No mountains yet. Caverns assist. OH, I am being featured on Xpace' WebBlog (Xweb) for the next few weeks. They are going to be linking some performance work on mine... u can see more on that here: THE UNTITLED TRIOLOGY

OH I ALSO PARTICIPATED IN THIS ONLINE SHOW/PROJECT CALLED: CME
links to two of my works: HERE & HERE

3/13/11

!SISTER EVENT!_MARCH27th_2011_DOUBLEDOUBLELAND



"THERE AND HERE AND THERE"
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SISTER EVENT
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Following the success of Sunday Feb27th, 2011's "Here and There and Here" at Artscape Gibraltar Point, The YoGuy Team is getting ready for itssister event of similar titling at Kensington Market's: Double Double Land (DDL) on March 27th, 2011. This time, 17 artists from 10 different cities will approach this 'coming together' in a curatorial re-contextualization that acts as an exploration of space and time; that their visions will bring forth a quest and adventure in the liminal, the mystical and the absurd. From ways of seeing, ways of experiencing and ways of escaping, each time-based work eclectically forms the nature of this special event.

Featured in the program are 2 live performances, by DDL artists, and 20 videos from visual artists; local and abroad. All artists in this show know that their context is the hosting space, while the videos approach this context through means of tone and mood, the performers use their intimate relationship with DDL to create thematic and haunting visual manifestations that reinforce the experience. They will act as anchors that stabilize and reflect the atmosphere of the event. As a curatorial experiment, “Here and There and Here/There and Here and There” explores ways of viewing that are not relying on the superficial but on the undercurrents of feeling and emotion.

If you missed the Feb27th, 2011 event on the Toronto Island than you’d be silly to miss this extraordinary re-event! Check out more info on the lastevent here…


http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-lee/collections/72157626050543761/

More videos on YoGuy:

http://yo-guy.tumblr.com/

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LIVE ACTS
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Jon McCurely: http://www.amylamwebsite.com/craphead.html
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Laura McCoy: http://www.flickr.com/people/lauramccoy/ and http://lauramccoy.blogspot.com/
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More Acts TBA

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VIDEO ROSTER
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Micheal Farley (Baltimore, Maryland) http://www.bakerartistawards.org/nomination/view/michael%20farley
Paul B. Davis (London, UK) http://www.post-data.org/~paul/
Anna-May Henry (Toronto, Canada) http://fantasticalgeographic.blogspot.com/
Jamie Callum Ross (Montreal, Canada) http://www.jamieross.org/
Hazel-Hill McCarthy III (Los Angeles, California) http://www.hazelhillmccarthyiii.com/
Geoffrey Pugen (Toronto, Canada) http://www.geoffreypugen.com/
Jules Marquis (New York, New York) http://www.julesmarquis.com/
Jon Clark (Los Angeles, California) http://jonclarkvideo.com/
Abbe Findley (Kansas City, Missouri) http://www.youtube.com/user/sheughnessy
Iris Fraser-Gundrunas (Toronto, Canada) http://vimeo.com/irisfraser
Robby Rackleff (Baltimore, Maryland) http://dothemathcomics.com/
Dan Siney (Vancouver, Canada) http://lesgallery.ca/?p=123
Laura McCoy (Toronto, Canada) http://lauramccoy.blogspot.com/
Neelam Kler (Nanaimo, Canada) http://webspace.ocad.ca/~nk05lS/
Colin Snapp (New York, New York) http://www.colinsnapp.com/

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DETAILS
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March 27th, 2011_7PM – 10PM

$5-$5-$5-$5-$5-$5-$5-$5-$5-$5

(show opens at 7:00PM)

Double Double Land
209 Augusta (in the alley and up the stairs)
Toronto, ON M5T 1M1
Neighbourhood: Kensington Market

MAP - http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=209%20Augusta%20toronto&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl

Any further Questions or related matters please feel free to contact:
yoguinfo@gmail.com
or
david.f.m.hanes@gmail.com

3/12/11

NEW MUSIC VIDEO



I apologize for the other days false release.

this is the real thing.

3/10/11

GOT BLOGGED

Apparently it happened a while ago... it's an image from a performance I organized in 2007 titled: WEAREWOLVES/WEAREONE, the image is titled: BLACK METAL BATHROOM



LINE IS HERE: THE G33K

3/7/11

Just when you thought you were alone and everything you did was pointless...

Brendan Ouellette sent me this great article on Kenneth Goldsmith (founder of UBUWEB) and said that reading it reminded him of me and the show I just curated. So, naturally I read the article and was amazed to find that not only could I relate his words to my show, I found that I could also relate it to my practice and what I think I am doing right now; especially with my video and sculptural works. I speak specifically to how he talks about pixelation and poor-quality in film/video, that it is expected of many people something that is "bad" because they leave their expectations of something "good" to those who hold the authority over what is traditionally good or bad. It's also worth to mention his discussion over contemporary media and their relationship to viewing avant-garde durational work. That sitting in your bed, with your laptop and your headphones on, is far more satisfying and enjoyable than sitting in an art gallery and awkwardly loafing around while the work slowly leads on. Something about the relationship of duration, video, and comfort gives me a really good feeling inside and I think that it's a topic that's been lingering in my mind over my own work for the past few months; living on the island has had a kind of internalization affect on me. I also like to look at my sculptures in this kind of light too... that alot of my work is temporal and made of re-cycled and often re-used materials that become both socially and selfishly-referential. That a kind of passive process turns all the things around me into aesthetically pleasing and critically achieving works... something I feel a kind of hyped energy about it. Anyways, so many things i've done recently have been dominantly for an internet audience (one that I'm not even sure exists; a kind of stone into the pond... or phone into the pit...) that it makes me wonder if anything I do would be fitting for a gallery at all. Maybe it's best if I only exhibit emotionally charged banal drawings that inexplicitly verbalize a manifested scrutiny... hmm... Not that I think I'm into this whole labeling/critiquing of what is "bad art" (in that I think it doesn't even matter) but maybe it's all kind of a circle of ironisized moronism that thinks it's making breakthroughs or cheeky jokes... HA. I guess it's all fun and games.

Thanks again Brendan!

"We are used to bad quality, we expect things to be bad quality. It’s the new normal." - Kenneth Goldsmith


Also, I think that this DVD project I am doing is stupid and I am doing something else...



I think this video addresses alot of all this talking...

This Week in Toronto...



My close friend Iris Fraser-Gudrunas will be performing her POPTAROT project at XPACE... check it out.

EXTRA-RATIONAL
Curated by Gale Allen

Iris Fraser-Gudrunas
Johnny Forever & Marisa Hoicka
Amy Lam
Amy Jenine Ling Wong
Lisa Visser

Saturday March 12, 2011
XPACE Cultural Centre
58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

DAY PROGRAM / on-going performances: 12-6PM (FREE)
EVENING / performance event: 7PM (PWYC/$10)

BONUS PERFORMANCE
Tuesday March 8, 2011

Pop Tarot
Iris Fraser-Gudrunas
1 – 5PM


Extra-Rational is a series of performances by emerging Canadian artists that embrace the aesthetics of popular culture and seek to recuperate/utilize these “low brow” processes of production and cognition. The artists in Extra-Rational intentionally make use of aesthetic choices and methods of production that directly challenge the rubric of high-brow vs low-brow culture. These artists use the position of the trivialized, the unmentionable, the frivolous, the carnal and the other as a means to challenge the rationalization of high culture.

Iris Fraser-Gudrunas is a visual artist, curator and filmmaker currently based in Toronto, Canada. Fraser-Gudrunas’ work investigates candid reactions ranging from apprehension to abandon. Fraser has exhibited and curated shows with many groups in Toronto including PleasureDome, Film Fort, Blocks Recording Club, Don Blanche Residency, Artscape Gibralter Point Residency, Images Festival, Hart House Film Club and Splice This!

3/6/11

Curatorial Image Notes: Tele-Curator






Thinking about what I am doing as a curator. What does it mean to string things together?... that some of those linked lines may cause disruption, dispute, calmness, comfort, confrontation... The idea of instant communication is just as abstract as the cut or edit in a film. Two separate things -or presences- are being brought together to form seamlessness. I like where these ideas are taking me because it's helping to cause a distance that I can finally see what I am doing, aside from aesthetic and experiential joy. I also am into the historical associations that are coming out of this... how so many things actually make sense together once you look at them properly. ILLZ-SIKZ-KIKZ

HISTORY LESSONS


FEELING.......................................................................................................................

spooky and sexy for a final snowday...






3/1/11

THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY EVENT! HERE ARE SOME IMAGES!!!










LOOK HOW WICKED THIS SHIT WAS!

Okay, if you missed the event... that's okay! Because the sister event (There/Here/Here, March 27th, 2011 @ Double Double Land) is still happening. Unfortunatly for you, you missed crazy mystic performances and a video program to boot!

anyways, more images of this event can be found on my FLICKR page... check them out!!