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New Space Arts Foundation
in residence Feb. 5- March 15, 2017 at New Space Arts Foundation, Huế, Vietnam
Doored #29 at the Art Gallery of Ontario
second-last Doored ever ~~ at the AGO, Friday March 31st, hosted by Life of a Craphead doored.tv
Flexidisc multiple in Canadian Art
Recording of Sounds of Venice collab performance with Geoffrey Farmer in Spring 2017 issue of Canadian Art as 7″ flexidisc (for subscribers only)
Bugs at Platform
Bugs screening at Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, from April 7- May 20, 2017: screening times on Platform site.
2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Macdowell Colony
in residence December 1, 2016 – January 19, 2017 macdowellcolony.org
Capitalist Duets
Amy is in Public Recordings’ Capitalist Duets at the Theatre Centre, Nov. 24-27, with Aliya Pabani. “CAPITALIST DUETS is seven, independently-authored duets performed simultaneously as an unaffected spectacle, complete with merchandise table. There is no composer, no architect, no central authority–only the radical aesthetic modulation of fourteen paired-off performers, each holding tenuously to the logic of their own creation.” Tix & info
Christmas Spice at Paul Petro Contemporary Art
Opening Nov. 26, 2016 ~ LOAC Xmas Tree at Paul Petro Contemporary Art
Doored #26
Weds. Sept 7, 2016 at Double Double Land, Toronto
ft. performances by: jes sachse, Christian Arab, Bridget Moser, Joshua Vettivelu, Lauren Bride, Aliya Pabani, Rebaie by Rebee, and more. hosted by Life of a Craphead doored.tv
Bugs summer 2016 tour
✘ August 18-21 — St. John’s, NL / HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival, Eastern Edge Gallery screening on Thurs. 8pm, with lo-budget filmmaking workshop with Life of a Craphead on Sat. 12pm
✘ July 29-31 — Meaford, ON / Electric Eclectics Festival
✘ July 21 — Hamilton, ON / Hamilton Artists Inc.
✘ July 13 — Philadelphia / PhilaMOCA
✘ July 12 — Baltimore / The Crown, hosted by Wham City
✘ July 7 — Brooklyn NYC / Spectacle (2 screenings: 7.30pm & 10pm)
✘ July 6 — Manhattan NYC / Parsons School of Design, Room M101 (Bark Room), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St., 8pm
✘ June 29 — Portland / S1, co-presented with Stand Up Comedy
✘ June 16 — Los Angeles / Night Gallery, **U.S. Premiere**
Bugs screenings

✘ April 9, 9pm @ Ed Video, Guelph ON
✘ Feb. 26th, 8pm @ LOMAA, London ON
✘ Feb. 11th, 8pm @ La Plante, Montreal
Artists-in-residence at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands
March 1-14, 2016 – leading a winter residency program artscapegibraltarpoint.ca
Showroom at Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Jan. 21-March 5 2016. Life of a Craphead have a new work in the Showroom exhibition, curated by Sarah Robayo-Sheridan (“Model for Water Route Waterfront Development Project”) & are curating the exhibition’s associated performance series, with performances by 6 artists on Sat. Feb 6 & Sat. March 5
2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015
Bugs official world premiere at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall
Screenings Dec. 4 & 11, 2015 — tix available here. Bugs — the first feature-length film by LOAC — is a satire about a bug society and its most successful family. The story follows the Bug leader, Shay, who is retiring and has to choose which one of his three nieces will take over the bug version of Toronto. The film features a fun and scrappy aesthetic designed by artist Laura McCoy and a large and hilarious cast of other artists and comedians.
Doored 22 ~~ Saturday Oct. 17th, 2015. Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam / Double Double Land, Toronto
2pm EST at Double Double Land, Toronto // 8pm at Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, as part of the exhibition “Laff Box”
Performances by Bridget Moser, Christian Arab, Jesi the Elder, Laura McCoy, Peg & Buzz, Neil Lapierre, Sebastian Butt & Charlie Murray, with videos by Aliya Pabani and Zoe Solomon. Hosted by Life of a Craphead. For more info: doored.tv
Artists-in-residence at Flux Factory
LOAC are in artists-in-residence at Flux Factory, New York for the month of June 2015.
Doored 21 @ Strobe Network at Flux Factory on Sat. June 20th doors 7:30pm / pre-show 7:45pm / show: 8:00pm 39-31 29th St., Long Island City, New York City
featuring performances by Neil Lapierre Bridget Moser Fake Injury Party Laura McCoy Lisa Smolkin Charlie Murray and Sebastian Butt Jesi the Elder also with Doored Intro – Weird Glenn Doored Music – Man Made Hill Doored Animation – Steph Davidson Doored Sculpture – Nikki Woolsey Doored Merch – Steve Kado Doored Video – Cale Weir and Inez Genereux Doored Hosts – Life of a Craphead
Bugs Life of a Craphead and Laura McCoy The Western Front, Vancouver Jan 17 – Feb 21, 2015 / Opening Jan 16 @ 7:00 PM
http://front.bc.ca/events/bugs-life-of-a-craphead-and-laura-mccoy “A response to Disney movies like A Bug’s Life, the film (81 min.) is a modern-day fable about a bug society that expresses satirical ideas about success and individualism within a fantasy world. Extending outward from the screen space of the film, the installation (made in collaboration with Laura McCoy) moves through the entire building, toying with the notions of hype and publicity that are a part of going to see a movie. Both playful and irreverent, the exhibition embodies the humorous DIY ethos at the heart of Life of a Craphead’s artistic practice.” ** early version of the film screened **
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Residence at the Macdowell Colony Peterborough NH, April 2014
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
Artists-in-residence at Wunderbar, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
* ARTIST TALK / WELCOME ~ Tues Nov 19th 2013, 6pm Star and Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne
in Bristol — Artist talk — Sat 30 November 2013, 8pm The Milk Bar, 11 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1UE
‘Performing in Institutions’ panel at Art Toronto = w Life of a Craphead, Diane Borsato presented by the Art Gallery of Ontario
Sunday Oct. 27th, 4:30pm, Art Toronto stage Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Center
The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056, Art Gallery of Ontario
The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056 Opening Weds March 27th – May 5th, 2013 * With a closing performance on Thursday May 2nd as part of First Thursday.
In the Community Gallery, Weston Family Learning Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012
We were at the Experimental Comedy Training Camp at the Banff Centre in Oct – Sept 2012
TRANSPORTING PSYCHOS April 4 2012
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 20112011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011
PLEASE COPY US FOREVER part of the Rhubarb Festival
Yonge and Dundas square is the place (unresearched) for people to promote themselves in public in Toronto. New to that intersection is a ‘scramble crossing’ where all cars stop and pedestrians can cross all ways for 30 seconds. Please Copy us Forever is a performance where 30+ scripted characters sell crap and advertise their skills to the crowd in the middle of the scramble during crazy 30 second bursts. We want other people to copy us and create a hilarious role playing culture of pretending to sell things on the street. Performances on Saturday Feb 19, 4-5pm Saturday Feb 26, 4-5pm at Yonge and Dundas intersection, Toronto With Gwen Bienara, Felix Kalmenson, Mark Connery, Adriana Disman, Adam Cowan, Charlie Murray, Xan Hawes, Simon Schlesinger, Mark Rainey, Chandler Levack, Claudia Wittman, Matt Smith, Glenn Macauley, Daniel Vila, Zoe Gordini, Filip Anton, Jeremy Tracz, Zeesy Powers, Vanessa Rieger, Jamie Shannon, Jesjit Gill, Sari Lightman, Romy Lightman, Matt King, Seth Scriver, Christian Scriver, Nazarah Scriver, Patricia Scriver, Tower of Randy, Alex Mackenzie, Steph Davidson, Yuula Benivolski, & MC CUP.
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 201 2010 2010 2010 2010
WHAM CITY Comedy TOUR at Double Double Land Tuesday November 16 2010 209 Augusta Ave, Toronto 7PM
Life of a Craphead with all these guys from Baltimore THE ROSTER FOR THE WHAM CITY COMEDY TOUR: Stand Up Comedy: Mason Ross Ben O’Brien Robby Rackleff Ed Schrader (as David Bowie) Adam Endres (as Egg Schrader (an Egg)) Pete O’Connell Solo Plays: Mason Ross performing the “At the End of Infinite Rope” April Camlin performing an epic ventriloquist act with her puppet “Glucuous” Alan Resnick lecturing on motion tracking and fantasies Duo Comedy Ram Ones (Dan Deacon and Connor Kizer as a Police Chief and Police Officer respectively) Dish Towel and Wine Glass (Mason Ross and Connor Kizer) Musical Guests: the Creepers (Adam Endres and Connor Kizer, video below) Videos by Dina Kelberman (creator of Important Comics), Ben, Mason, Dan, Adam, and Robby www.whamcity.com/
Life of a Craphead, Crown & Phillips at Double Double Land, Thursday August 26th 2010 209 Augusta Ave, Toronto
We will be doing comedy and Katie Crown and Kathleen Phillips will be doing comedy tooo
LIFE OF A CRAPHEAD & Friends
at Hotel MariaKapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands We’re here March – May 2010 Yooooooooo we made a blog while there, http://honkifyouarehoorny.blogspot.com/ And we made a Storytelling Cube
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GIFTS BY ARTISTS at ART METROPOLE Opens Dec 12 2009 – Dec 24 2009 788 King St W.
Annual Xmas Sale! + this year: the GIFT BOX: inside, 4 multiples from a selection from 14 possible artists: Stephen Andrews, Bill Burns, James Carl, Janis Demkiw, Andy Fabo, Aaron Flint Jamison / Veneer Magazine, Amy Lam, Tanya Mars, Jason Mclean + Mark Delong, Sandy Plotnikoff, Seth Scriver, Cheryl Sourkes, and Derek Sullivan. These boxed gifts are available in a limited edition of 20 for $100 each. Specially decorated by Seth Scriver. Big steal! All love. And special gifts on Sat Dec 12 & 19 by fantastic CN Tower Liquidation & Cecilia Berkovic.
HUNTER & COOK ISSUE 4
Life of a Craphead Interviews Life of a Craphead in Font by Life of a Craphead. Out now in stores!
WHAT’S THE NEW LINE? Lawrence Weschler in Toronto Thurs Dec 3 at Cinecyle (behind 129 Spadina)
The great American writer, Lawrence Weschler (who was on the staff of The New Yorker for 20 years and is considered by many one of the best narrative non-fiction writers working) is being brought to town by Sheila Heti and Margaux Williamson’s production company, THE PRODUCTION FRONT, for an evening in which we, along with some great local artists and journalists, will try and figure out a better way of thinking about art in our time than along the increasingly confusing spectrum (or line) of fiction/non-fiction. In other words: We need a new line! This event will be incredibly athletic, like all good game shows. MOST of the tickets will be available for advance purchase from Soundscapes for $10, starting the morning of November 20th. There will also be some tickets available at the door, on sale one hour before the show. WITH: Douglas Bell, Shary Boyle, Ulysses Castellanos, Lynn Crosbie, Jon Davies, Kelly Jenkins, Amy Lam, Jon McCurley, Darren O’Donnell, Christine Pountney, Nadja Sayej, Hosted by Misha Glouberman.
PUNCHCLOCK SHOWCASE Friday Nov 27 Whippersnapper Gallery, 587A College St
Life of a Craphead, Emma McKenna, LS DoubleD cup For our friends PUNCHCLOCK printing studio
Talent Show at the Rivoli November 8 2009 334 Queen St
Craphead does Stand-up, it’s a comedy night OK Hosted by our awesome friends Laugh Sabbath
CLUB NUTZ at Frieze Art Fair (booth G22), London Sun Oct 17 2009
“world’s smallest comedy club” is screening a Life of a Craphead comedy routine 2009 G22 G22 g22 G22 g22 g22 g22 g22
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre “School Night” WEDNESDAY August 5 2009
But in New York City this time Sometime between 7-10 pm Life of a Craphead does Comedy 307 W. 26th Street
SATURDAY July 31 2009 “Why art here now? Some Toronto artists at The Mount”
Sheila Heti, Darren O’Donnell, Margaux Williamson, Lauren Bride, Life of a Craphead at THE MOUNT, EDITH WHARTON’S ESTATE AND GARDENS LOOK AT THIS HOUSE in Lenox, MA
Butt Photo Opportunities
at Power Ball 11, May 28 2009, The Power Plant by Life of a Craphead
Craphead at Home Thursday March 19 2009
at Jamie’s Area, 193 Augusta Ave Toronto ON with Robert Dayton, & TBA
Craphead in Hollywood Tuesday March 10 2009 at Comedy Death Ray Sketch
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood LA. 11pm
Craphead in SF Saturday March 7 2009 at Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St, San Francisco.
With The Blankket & TBA Presented by Club Sandwich
Craphead in Portland Thursday March 5 2009 The Artistery, 4315 SE Division St, Portland OR.
With The Blankket, Aaron Flint Jamison, & White Fang 7:30pm
Life of a Craphead in residence
At Department of Safety 1011 12th St. Anacortes, WA, USA Mondays at 7pm, February 9, 16, 23
DOUBLE DOUBLE LAND LAND January 8 2009 Performance of PLAY January 17 – February 15 2009 Exhibition
A play written & exhibition organized by Jon McCurley, worked on by everybody and the REVOLUTION. Nikki Woolsey, Laura McCoy, Wes Allen, Matt Smith, Dave Clarke, Nika Mistruzzi, Jesjit Gill, Uncle Dave… & Miles Collyer, Robin Fry, Zoe Barcza, Sarah Richardson, Bonny Poon, Cameron Lee, Xenia Benivolski, Matt Smith… & more At Gallery TPW. 56 Ossington, Toronto ON
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008
LIFE OF A CRAPHEAD Stage Show 3August 2008
At Wavelength Music Series, with The Blankket. Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto. 10pm ish
TORONTO FREE LIBRARY at TORONTO FREE GALLERY, JULY 2-12 2008
Life of a Craphead as Librarians. First Opening is on June 19 with Swintak until June 27, then us, then Darren O’Donnell from July onwards. Curated by Maiko Tanaka and Sarah Todd. 1277 Bloor St. W
“BLOOD FEAST” 20 JUNE 2008
One night at Cinecycle with Anagram Istvan Kantor Amy Lam DOY Jimmy Limit Allison Peacock The Blankket SARZ Robin Fry/ Zoe Barcza The Huckleberry Friends Steve Baczkowski/ Ravi Padmanabha curated by Bonny Poon 9pm, down the alley of 129 Spadina
TALENT SHOW Comedy Show December 9, The Rivoli
Life of a Craphead Comedy Routine! Back to Mime!
EXPOZINE NOV 24-25
Life of a Craphead New Thing Travelling Store in Montreal. Eglise Saint-Enfant Jesus, 5035 rue St-Dominique 12-6PM both days!!!
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007
“New Thing” by Life of a Craphead at 3RD WARD, 195 Morgan Ave at Stagg, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn MARCH 24 2007
w/ Lightning Bolt, BARR, Marnie Stern, Ecstatic Sunshine, High Places and Panther
Life of a Craphead in Double Bounce show MARCH 23-27 2007
Ephemeroptera Gallery, 171-175 Stockholm St., Brooklyn NY
Life of a Craphead at “Comedy and a Future without Borders” SUNDAY MARCH 11 2007
feat. Levi MacDougall, Chris Locke, Brian Barlow, etc. etc. Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W, Toronto. 9PM!
Gifts by Artists Sale and Exhibition at Art Metropole, 788 King St. W, Toronto.
SATURDAY DEC 9 – JAN 7 Opening Saturday Dec. 9 between 2-5pm.
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006
Life of a Craphead at Making Room curated by Heather Nicol. SATURDAY, SUNDAY DEC 2 – 3 2006
30,000 sq. foot space that used to be a sock factory, 2nd floor of 224 Wallace, Toronto. PS – Party at Trip Print Press upstairs afterwards, with musical guest Katie Stelmanis.
Life of a Craphead at Notes from the Underground, Drake Hotel, Toronto TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21 2006
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Sounds of Venice (with Geoffrey Farmer, John Cage)

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Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056

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Model for Waterfront Development

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Double Double Land Land

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Free Lunch

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Transporting Life of a Craphead

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Musical Road

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Live Comedy

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Please Copy Us Forever

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Storytelling Cube

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Life of a Craphead Font

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New Thing Travelling Store

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Food Exhibit

Alley Jaunt

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

CRAPHEADS-1897

Sounds of Venice (with Geoffrey Farmer, John Cage)

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Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056

OperaHouse2

Model for Waterfront Development

badyear

Double Double Land Land

1ad

Free Lunch

cageclose

Transporting Life of a Craphead

drinkingcoke

Musical Road

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Live Comedy