Life of a Craphead

About

Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation. The name “Life of a Craphead” comes from the opening joke of the very first live comedy routine they performed together in 2006. They are Chinese and Vietnamese and live and work in Toronto, Canada.

Performance projects include The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056 (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2013), an fake career retrospective of all the work they will ever make; Double Double Land Land (Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2009), a play interrupted by a staged wedding; and Free Lunch (2007), a public, anonymously-advertised free lunch serving everything on the menu of a restaurant.

Their first feature film Bugs (72 min., 2016) has screened in Canada and the U.S., including at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; The Western Front, Vancouver; Parsons School for Design, NYC; The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax; and S1, Portland, among others. Life of a Craphead also run and host the popular performance art show and online broadcast Doored, which has featured work by over 100 artists. Between 2006-09, Life of a Craphead performed at live comedy shows including at Laugh Sabbath (Toronto) and UCB Theatre (L.A. & NYC).

Life of a Craphead have been artists-in-residence at the Macdowell Colony, U.S.; the Banff Centre, Canada; Department of Safety, Anacortes, U.S.; Wunderbar, U.K.; Struts/Faucet, Canada.

lifeofacraphead@gmail.com

Press / Publications:

Life of a Craphead thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council for their support.


2 comics


Sounds of Venice (with Geoffrey Farmer, John Cage)


Fifty-Year Retrospective, 2006-2056


Model for Waterfront Development


Double Double Land Land


Free Lunch


Transporting Life of a Craphead


Musical Road


Live Comedy


Please Copy Us Forever


Storytelling Cube


Life of a Craphead Font


New Thing Travelling Store


Food Exhibit


Misc. 2006-09 (Sitting Bed, Hill and Volcano, etc.)


2 comics


Sounds of Venice (with Geoffrey Farmer, John Cage)


Fifty-Year Retrospective, 2006-2056


Model for Waterfront Development


Double Double Land Land


Free Lunch


Transporting Life of a Craphead


Musical Road