The Box invites you to an evening of short words, film, performance and music by:
Tristan R. Whiston
+ door treats from Alert Music, Arc Poetry Magazine, Carousel, Descant, Lynne Heller, Coach House Books, Dandyhorse, DC Books, Geist, Grain Magazine, Annette Mangaard, Hunter and Cook, Mercer Union, Pedlar Press, Public, The Malahat Review, Matrix, Shameless, Tightrope Books, Transit Publishing, Worn Journal and others. Many Thanks to the Toronto Arts Council
The Box is a quarterly salon night of readings, performances, screenings, interventions and networking that aims to bring diverse communities and audiences into an environment of artistic and social intermingling.
Mark us down. Of course we want to see you there in our autumn mix.
Wednesday, October 31st
334 Queen St. W (backroom)
ADMIRAL CRUMPLE is a dark, hardcore and clever hip hop artist from Toronto. He was born and raised in Rexdale – a tough area riddled with crime and Violence. His music is very Dark, hardcore with lyrics that are very empowering and original. He has accumulated quite a large online fanbase and draws an average of 100 people to each of his shows. Independently he has released 12 hardcore hip hop albums – collaborating with such great names as Pumpkinhead, Kool Keith, Cage, Sean Strange, and Jus Allah From Jedi Mind Tricks. He has also received praise in magazines such as Vice Magazine, Knowledge Magazine, Hip Hop Connection, Urb Magazine, Exclaim!, and more! His music videos are also very dark, hardcore original and popular – even getting on worldstarhiphop.com for his music Video Money Stacks. As of June 2012 He has 134,091 views for his music videos on youtube.
JUBAL BROWN is a video maker, multi-media artist, organizer, and writer and based in Toronto. He has shown extensively in Europe and North America. His projects consistently challenge boundaries of culture regardless of medium, pushing limits of spectatorship, often manifesting an amoral barrage of mindless directionless energy, often a tragic and beautiful collision of despair and longing. Co-founder of the PO-PO seditionary action team responsible for Toronto's legendary WASTELAND event series. Co-founder of the ART SYSTEM Cultural Center in Toronto. Co-founder of the multimedia label FAMEFAME, notorious for producing, programming and promoting experimental cutting edge audio/visual culture. Other projects include the live event UNKNOWN UNKNOWN, the interactive social sculpture series The Land of the Lost, and the live video event series VIDEODROME.
Today ALISON DUKE works full time as a documentary filmmaker. She has directed and produced numerous social issues documentaries, which have screened across various platforms including the Sundance channel, Superchannel, CBC Newsworld, and Encore! Black Starz, TV One, OMNI TV, Much Music and Much More, Out TV, Life Network, Oxygen, the ROM, the UN Film Festivals and the International AIDS conferences. As an agent of change, her work is also used widely as a resource in her community.
Coming strong out of Toronto, Canada, LORD AKUNA is determined to make art worth making. On a war path to becoming lyrically devine his dedication to his craft has led to bangers and hits that exude swag and heart. Gearing up to release his latest project – Legends of Akuna – he now looks to showcase his growth.
STACEY MADDEN holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. His writing has been published in The Globe and Mail, Broken Pencil, Front & Centre, Full of Crow, and Encore Magazine, and on the websites Open Book Toronto and The Toronto Review of Books. POISON SHY is his first novel.
CHRISTINE POUNTNEY is the author of three novels, Sweet Jesus, The best way you know how, and Last Chance Texaco. She was born in Vancouver, grew up in Montreal, and lived in London, England, before moving to Toronto. She has written for Elle, The Walrus, Brick Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and The Guardian.
ALEXANDER SNOW is a Toronto-based writer of long fiction and poetry, a clothing designer working with modular, geometry-based minimalist clothing, a visual artist exploring synaesthesia, traditional drawing and classical painting and a composer of experimental music.
TRISTAN R. WHISTON is a multidisciplinary artist. He is the artistic co-director of Red Dress Productions, with whom he has co-led seven large-scale community engaged public mosaic projects. His work as an audio artist over the past five years has gained him international acclaim and attention. Tristan wrote and directed five audio documentaries for CBC; most notably, his work, Middle C, won the 2007 Premios Ondas Award for International Radio and has gone on to air on national radio in 7 countries. Recently, Tristan collaborated with Moynan King on trace, an interactive, interdisciplinary performance installation exploring the idea of "voice."
The Box thanks the Toronto Arts Council