FASTWÜRMS

Shagbat

April 12 - May 10, 2003


Shagbat = Candlelight + 2 Witches scrying in a Queer West bunker busty dragon pit i.e. the location is deep in the basement next to Paul Petro's "octopus" furnace and electrical panel.

Featuring Fastwürms"wierding way" DJ music and VJ motion pictures, occult social exchange, and live feed performance. Featuring special guest Tai Lee on "death star" electric guitar.

Formed in 1979 by Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse, Fastwürms is the trademark and joint authorship of these Toronto/Creemore- based multidisciplinary artists whose art work melds high and popular cultures, bent identity politics, social exchange and a DIY cinematic sensibility.

Fastwürms has exhibited and created public commissions and installations , performance , video and film projects, across Canada and in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

In 1997 they completed a major installation of multiple sculptures - Turtle Pond, Snomun, and Woodpecker Column - at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. In 2000 they completed and permanently installed Ex Ovo Omnia at the Macdonald Stewart Art Center. Recent exhibitions include Anacowda- happy to feed the world, for Rococo Tattoo at the Power Plant, Superstition at Gallery TPW, Red of Tooth and Kaw at the Mendel Art Gallery, and Shagbat at Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

In May 2003 they will be installing and performing BLOOD & SWASH at La Manif d'art de Quebec.