Performance > Power Animal Party

The Power Animal Party was originally created as a recorded performance and single channel video work. The initial success of the work and popular demand has allowed the P.A.P to become an annual event.

In a gallery/installation context, it is generally performed once as part of the Opening Night festivities. At which gallery visitors are invited to find their power animals through a satirical yet sincere performance by Assface, Plastic Shaman to the Stars.

This charged work poignantly explores the role of appropriation and the inherent colonial legacy found within a universal and generalized Canadian identity. This work deliberately problematizes our knowledge and power though parody and a playful, ironic imitation-with-difference. This work is an attempt to remind us of our own fallibility.

Upcoming Power Animal Party!!!

8:30 to 10:30 pm, Jan.10th

The 5th Annual Power Animal Party hosted by the Internationally
Famous AssFace
Plastic Shaman to the Stars
with special guest hosts:
DJ White Owl
and acclaimed child actor and Shaman in Training,
Mr. Stuart Holland!

On the Subject of
Becoming Animal

January 1-28
Opening Reception:
January 10, 2014 from 7-late

gallerywest
1172 Queen St West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1J5