May 19 - June 24, 2023

Rainbow Volcano Atoll #1
Smoke Volcano, metallic flash, Witch Ball, black, & Smoke Volcano, aqua
Tower Censer, neptune & Mortar and Pestle, white
Keepsake Volcano, lava black, Witch Ball, lithium green, & Keepsake Volcano, pink
Tower Censer, aqua & Keepsake Volcano, aqua
Witch Ball, copper green & Smoke Volcano, deep space
Smoke Volcano, copper & Witch Ball, jade
Witch Ball, copper & Snomxn, white
Censer fire bowl, pink & Mortar and Pestle, pink
Witch Ball, copper red, Keepsake Volcano, white, Witch Hat, white
Snomxn, jade & Keepsake Volcano, pink amethyst
Keepsake Volcano, lithium deep, Witch Ball, neptune blush, Smoke Volcano, copper lava
Chew or Die
Pyroclastic Fire (Lilac)
Keepsake Volcano, metallic flash with blue magma
Tip of the iceberg
Rainy season, sea otter
Sleeps with the fishes
Sunlight rays
Wurmhole, Crew Portrait #7 (Medical Officer)
Wurmhole, Crew Portrait #5 (Squeegee Officer)
Plenty O' Tool


installation view

FASTWÜRMS pyroclastic #VOLCANO_LOV3R is a primordial geo-queer liberation narrative.

#VOLCANO_LOV3R is the super-heated witchcraft of ‘many and more’, the vulcanology and libidinal economy of abundance, reciprocity and generosity.

“Like a wind, like a storm, like a fire, like an earthquake, like a mud slide, like a deluge, like a tree falling, a torrent roaring, an ice floe breaking, like a tidal wave, like a shipwreck, like an explosion, like a lid blown off, like a consuming fire, like spreading blight, like a sky darkening, a bridge collapsing, a hole opening. Like a volcano erupting.” (Susan Sontag, The Volcano Lover, 1992)

Like the love of Lord Hamilton and Vesuvius, #VOLCANO_LOV3R is a cauldron of boundless unexpected abundance brimming with obsidian sexual potential.

Volcanos are world builders. Poly-sexual, generative and procreative, they build islands and atolls, mountains and continents, landscapes of soil rich in life-giving nutrients and minerals.

Volcanos are dragons and destroyers of worlds. Harbingers of cataclysm, poisonous gas, smothering ash: the death of cities and civilizations.

#VOLCANO_LOV3R is an aesthetic cauldron of maximalist profusion: “Nothing succeeds like excess.” (Oscar Wilde)

Queer vulcanology: the magma chamber as a maximalist mxn cave, feeding a fiery caldera brimming with pyroclastic affect.

#VOLCANO_LOV3R conflates sexual energy and diversity with the world building profusion and procreative power of the volcano.

#VOLCANO_LOV3R is a hot pocket fumarole queen, the ace of wands and the queen of cups. the sun, the star, the lovers and the tower.

#VOLCANO_LOV3R sleeps with the seismic data of sustainable love.

#VOLCANO_LOV3R is certified by Witch Nation and approved by the gay magma chamber of commerce.


FASTWURMS is the trademark of Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse, a they/them joint authorship and poly-disciplinary artist based in treaty 18.

FASTWURMS was formed in 1979 to make independent films, build installations, create paintings, drawings and prints, make photographs and text art, sculptures and raku ceramics, textile and performance art, public art projects and artist architecture, and ecological and social exchange projects.

FASTWURMS is a witch queer polity:
we expand fields
we build worlds and utopias
and make working models of new ways of being in the world.

FASTWURMS is a witch queer epistemology:
we make art as the feral code to knowledge and wisdom
re-imagining the future as a commonwealth of boundless
diversity and poetic cosmology.

FASTWURMS aesthetic is maximalist:
a cauldron of boundless abundance and
a praxis of many and more.

FASTWURMS ethos is determined by
the witch ethics algorithm:
Do what you want, harm unto none,
Love is the Law.

FASTWURMS is a positivity economy:
we build social making models
we create proliferation prototypes
of mutualism, reciprocity and generosity.

FASTWURMS is a liberation narrative:
we have a ‘can’t stop won’t stop’ compulsion
to exceed boundaries and limitations
to build a bountiful and beautiful,
polymorphous and polycultural Avalon.

See behind-the-scenes footage of the making of #VOLCANO_LOV3R in the GGArts video below.

For background information on #VOLCANO_LOV3R please see the article "Speculative Volcanology: Time, Becoming, and Violence in Encounters with Magma" here:

Nigel Clark, Alexandra Gormally, and Hugh Tuffen. “Speculative Volcanology: Time, Becoming, and Violence in Encounters with Magma.” Environmental Humanities 10, no. 1 (2018): 273-94.

Formed in 1979, FASTWÜRMS is the cultural project, trademark, and shared authorship of Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse.

FASTWÜRMS creates poly-disciplinary artworks that mix performance and performative events into the context of immersive installations, collective making and social exchange projects.

FASTWÜRMS artwork is characterized by a determined DIY sensibility, Witch Nation identity politics, and a keen allegiance towards working class, queer alliance, and artist collaborations.

FASTWÜRMS is a Witch polity and epistemology, creating and circulating aesthetic knowledge as a shared emancipation and liberation narrative.

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

FASTWÜRMS are recipients of the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts (2023)

Presented in conjunction with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.