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
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
January 10, 2014 from 7-late
1172 Queen St West