Alphabet City Festival 2008:
Nov 23 - 28
Burn, Baby Burn!
Musicians and writers sing the body electric while firing up the body politic. Recharge your brain via a cabaret of ideas on what fuels everything from bodies and cars to revolutionary acts of imagination.
- singer/songwriter Bunmi Adeoye performs some fuel-inspired covers
- poet Alex Boyd reads a poem written just for this cabaret
- writer Kyle Brown reads a news report
- writer Jowita Bydlowska reads a new piece: "My Recessive Car Gene"
- Christine Duncan and the Element Choir improvise on the concept of fuel
- writer Tim Falconer reads from his new book Drive: A Road Trip Through our Complicated Affair with the Automobile (Viking Canada)
- writer J. Timothy Hunt reads from his new book The Politics of Bones, about the Royal Dutch Shell company and the assassination of Dr. Owens Wiwa in Nigeria (Random House)
- singer/songwriter Tamara Lindeman performs
- actors Liz Pounsett and Michael Ripley examine their relationship while driving, from the play To Distraction
- cellist Carina Reeves performs the Prelude from the First Suite for Solo Cello by J.S. Bach
Sunday November 23, 8pm
1214 Queen Street West
Door: $10, free with book purchase.
RIG: Design from the fuel transition
Kelly Doran, Sara Graham, Chris Hardwicke, Robert Kirkbride, Maya Przybylski, Lola Sheppard, Geoffrey Thün, Kathy Velikov, Mason White
The drawings presented in RIG include a post-carbon Highway 401, converted oil rigs, a perfect machine, off-grid condos, reprogrammed tar sands, siberian gas infrastructure, and city-wide tubes for bicycles.
Opening party: Thursday November 27, 7 pm
Saturday, noon-6 pm
Exhibition runs to Saturday January 3
Toronto Free Gallery
1277 Bloor Street West
Curated by Chris Hardwicke and John Knechtel
Exhibition Design by Vita Leung
Produced by Toronto Free Gallery and Alphabet City
SYMPOSIUM + FUEL BOOK LAUNCH
Talk20 Toronto: Fuel Tests
Talk20 is not a lecture but a gathering, an open forum for the exchange of ideas. Produced in cities around the world, Talk20 sparks conversations across ideological, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries. Talk20 brings together individuals working in a variety of ﬁelds to present ideas in a fast- paced, exciting format: each presenter assembles 20 slides (containing still images, text, video, sound, etc.) and projects each slide for 20 seconds, and 20 seconds only.
Friday November 28, 4-6 pm
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design | University of Toronto
230 College Street, Room 066
Open to the public-admission free
Produced by Talk20 and Alphabet City