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13 opens today in Toronto


October 2- 12, 2013

Featured as a Scotiabank Independant Project Site, 2013

Organzied and curated by Robin Hesse and Katie Micak

The year is 2013.

Thirteen is the infamous and mystical number we fear; dark, enigmatic and magical. The number thirteen is associated with ill-luck, the conjured and the dangerous.

Thirteen is irrational fear and superstition. We are consumed by the imagined negative attributes of 13 enough to omit the thirteenth floor in modern structures, to obsess over Friday the 13th, to assign 13 malevolent intentions, some avoid the number at all cost.

As part of Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche 2013 happening October 5, 2013 (sunset to sunrise) Propeller presents ‘13’ an evening of live and Skyped-in interactive performances and art installations.  

Viewers can expect to see people trapped in elevators, preteen love, Freddie Krueger, the phases of the moon, mind bending synesthesia, hang man’s knots, and much more!

Participating artists:

Jane Murdoch Adams, Peter Barelkowski, Linda Chen, Wendell Chen, DNA Dodds, Joel FullertonHeather GentlemanAngela Gooliaff, David Griffin, Joyce Harmony, Robin Hesse, Thomas Hlavacek, WW HungLaird Kay, Irina LitinskyTai Kim, Robin Kingsburgh, Kathe MerilovichJoseph MuscatFrances Patella, Dominique Prevost, Tony Saad, Robert Schatz, Heather SaundersKeijo Tapanainen, Anthony Tremblay, Gwen Tooth, Benjamin Wieler

Performances by:

Yu Araki – Tokyo, Japan Cambio Creative – Colon, Panama

Ann Hirsch – New York, United States

Frank McCauley – North Carolina, United States

Emilio Rojas – Vancouver, Canada

Nathaniel Sullivan- New York, United States

Sloth Brain- Toronto, ON

Stone and Water – Seoul, South Korea Angela Washko – San Diego, United States Ye Taik and the Blacksheep Organization – Colorado, United States

Performances can only be seen on October 5 2013, at Propeller during Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche event.

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