"Savage".... Cult of Personality, Pure Media + the art of Macho Madness
Nathaniel G. Moore is curating an evening of art, readings, and other performance in tribute to the life and work of Randy "Macho Man" Savage, one of the greatest workers, talkers, and performers in the world of professional wrestling.
I'm happy to say that I'll be reading at this event. RIP, Mr. Poffo.
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 6:00pm
White House Gallery277 Augusta Avenue, 2nd Floor
Be at the White House Gallery for the Savage art show, curated by Nathaniel G Moore.
Featuring artwork, videos and more. At 7:30, enjoy a short reading portion of the evening, with readings by:
Daniel Scott Tysdal
with more special guests to be announced soon.
The event takes place from November 12th to 15th, with an opening reception on Saturday November 12th, 2011 at 6pm.
Free Admission and open to the public.
Greg Oliver's book The Heels Hall of Fame (ECW Press), Daniel Scott Tysdal's Mourner's Book of Albums (Tightrope) and Damian Rogers Paper Radio (ECW Press) will be available for purchase (as will David Brock's Black Metal Melody (Ferno House) and Spencer Gordon's Feel Good! Look Great! Have a Blast! (Ferno House)).
More information: http://theotherwhitehouse.wordpress.com
This information is from the White House's website:
Since 2008 Toronto author and critic Nathaniel G. Moore has been collecting renderings of the late wrestler Randy Macho Man Savage who entertained fans in Toronto for years in the 1980s and 1990s. Moore will curate his first art show at the White House Gallery in Toronto which will showcase artwork, sound projects, memorabilia, antique fan letters and more.
Alicia Grant will be doing a low-fi VHS dance piece. Sport writer and musician Dave Bidini, zine illustrators Amanda Sampson, Nadia Uppal, graphic novelist Sonja Ahlers and Vicki Nerino and Montreal musical outfit Ladies Luncheon are also confirmed. Several local authors are scheduled to read short pieces inspired by Savage as well as Savage-inspired sounds and other surprises. (*At present time there is no room for additional readers.)
Moore has been at work on a book loosely based on his teenaged interest in Macho Man for the past seven years. Randy Savage died at the age of 58 in late May of this year from heart complications while driving.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Video art, drawings, collage, audio, or if maybe you have something unexplainable that conveys Macho Madness, go for it.
Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2011.
Submit to Nathaniel at BOWLBRAWL at gmail dot com