Queer Noise Solidarity by Wednesday Lupypciw

Presented by Feminist Art Gallery (F.A.G.) and FADO Performance Art Centre

Conducted by Calgary-based artist Wednesday Lupypciw, QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY (QNS) 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.

THE DRUMMERS [* Not all the drummers identify as female]
Alaska B
Celina Carrol
Heidi Chan
Tyla Crowhurst-Smith
Karen Frostitution
Laura Hartley
Eleanor King
Samara Liu
Rita McKeough
Conny Nowé
Shavonne Tovah Somvong
Simone TB *

The Feminist Art Gallery (F.A.G.) 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 is run by Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue. F.A.G. does not depend on formal funding sources nor will it ever be tied to one government or corporate controlling purse string. Instead, F.A.G. 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.

Thanks to Johnson Ngo and Heidi Cho for their energy gettin’ it done.

© Wednesday Lupypciw, QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY, 2013. Photo Henry Chan.

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer