QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY by Wednesday Lupypciw

Friday / May 24 / 13
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Christie Pits Park
(Bloor Street West between Christie Street and Crawford Street, @ Christie Station)
Rain or shine!
Earplugs available!!

Presented by FAG (Feminist Art Gallery) and FADO Performance Art Centre

Conducted by Calgary-based artist Wednesday Lupypciw, QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY is a gigantic experimental noise event. One dozen drummers, each with their own kit, will occupy the space between the baseball field and the wooded area in Christie Pits Park where they raise the racket of their percussional superjam to the outer limits of the stratosphere over 3 different, intense sessions. The drummer’s sound vibrations expand into political/intentional realms, as well as psychic/aesthetic zones, like ripples in a pond.

Inspired by the roles that feminists play in developing community solidarity across many social justice trajectories including the LGBTQI2S, feminist, anti-racist and anti-poverty movements, QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY also blows the roof off the traditionally dude-dominated art world of rock n’ roll.

QNS is a queer feminist project.
QNS is proudly matronized by FADO Performance Art Centre.

Rita McKeough
Heidi Chan

Alaska B
Shavonne Tovah Somvong

Conny Nowé

Celina Carrol
Eleanor King

Laura Hartley
Tyla Crowhurst-Smith
Karen Frostitution
Simone TB
Samara Liu

*Not all the drummers identify as female.

Read the essay about QNS written by Caroline Azar (writer, director, and lead singer, keyboardist and co-lyricist/composer of Toronto's own 80's all woman post punk band, Fifth Column), entitled Our Town Revisited: Bang the Drum Madly. Link is below.

Wednesday Lupypciw is from Calgary, Alberta, where she pursues a video and performance art practice. To make money she is a part-time maid. She also maintains a concurrent practice in textiles — weaving, machine knitting, embroidery and crochet — but this is done mostly while procrastinating on other, larger projects. The lazy over-performance art collective LIDS, or the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society, is one of those projects. She is a Fibre programme graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design, and has worked and exhibited in various artist-run spaces throughout Canada.

The Feminist Art Gallery is - a response, a process, a site, a protest, an outcry, an exhibition, a performance, an economy, a conceptual framework, a place and an opportunity. We host we fund we advocate we support we claim. The Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) is our geographical footprint located in Toronto, Canada and run by Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue. FAG does not depend on formal funding sources nor will it ever be tied to one government or corporate controlling purse string. Instead, FAG has created a web of matronage whereby people contribute to a pool of resources insuring that artists will always be paid for exhibiting their work. Follow FAG on facebook!

Thanks to Johnson Ngo and Heidi Cho for their energy gettin' it done.
Photo credit: Wednesday Lupypciw

[ Co-Presentations ]

+ ARTICLE: Our Town Revisited: Bang the Drum Madly by Caroline Azar
+ PHOTO GALLERY: Queer Noise Solidarity
+ VIDEO GALLERY: Queer Noise Solidarity