Monday, June 23, 2014

Flyer - Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Men with moustaches, shirtless punks and fake cops are some of what you will be subjected to in CLOCKED. 

Sorrondeguy and Pyle will project a selection of their photographs and talk about particular aspects of the images that contain – either overtly or implicitly – something inherently homosexual. A curve of the hip, a flouncy haircut – there is more going on in the picture than what we first see.

Martin’s photos – some of which will be drawn from his 2nd book Get Shot (Make-A-Mess Records) – focus on post-1985 hardcore and the scenes surrounding it, while Don’s - some featured in his book Trouble In The Camera Club (ECW Press) - begin in the late 1970s punk scene and onward.

In addition to this event, Pyle curates a program of film and video for Pride at the Fort York branch of the Toronto Public Library, on Wednesday June 25th, which features Sorrondeguy’s documentary video of Latino hardcore, Beyond The Screams. Pyle will speak with each of the filmmakers present for this program, including Sorrondeguy.


Monday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Don Pyle is a Toronto musician, producer and artist. He's released thirteen albums and dozens of singles with the various groups he has been a member of, including Black Heel Marks, The Filthy Gaze of Europe, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Phono-Comb, Greek Buck, Fifth Column and King Cobb Steelie. As producer and/or engineer, his credits include releases by The Sadies, Andre Williams, John Doe, Tied To The Branches, Soupcans and forthcoming records by Toronto Homicide Squad and Cellphone. Collaboratively or solo, film scores include six for Wrik Mead, two feature films and shorts for John Greyson, Derek von Essen - and with Shadowy Men, the TV series Kids in the Hall. He created sound designs for Caroline Azar and GB Jones's installation The Bruised Garden, Simone Jones's Projektor and Kevin Hegge's feature documentary She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column, which he also mixed. His book Trouble In The Camera Club, published by ECW Press in 2011, documents his photographs and experiences of the birth of punk in Toronto from 1976 - 1980. His photos have appeared in numerous publications, including the covers of Liz Worth's oral history of Toronto punk, Treat Me Like Dirt (ECW Press), and Geoff Pevere's about-to-be-released meditation on Teenage Head, Gods of The Hammer (Coach House).

Martín Sorrondeguy was born in Montevideo, Uruguay; raised in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago and has called San Francisco home for the last ten years. He is a visual artist, photographer, and musician. Sorrondeguy completed his second photography book, Get Shot: A Visual Diary 1985-2012 (Make-A-Mess, Los Angeles), in late-2012. The core of Sorrondeguy's work is about addressing inequities through the creation of physical and artistic space-first as the singer for the internationally renowned politically charged punk en Español hardcore band Los Crudos. For the last fifteen years Sorrondeguy has been the singer for the beloved hardcore radically and openly queer punk band, Limp Wrist. He continues to work on various projects in the punk scene, both as a musician and documentarian. In the late 90s' Sorrondeguy produced, shot, and edited a documentary titled Mas Alla De Los Gritos/Beyond the Screams (1999). Some of the documentary footage came from his travels abroad to Mexico and South America while on tour with Los Crudos. These tours informed and expanded the scope of what it meant to be a punk in the U.S. as well as in Latin America. Sorrondeguy's documentary hones in on young Chicano and Latino migrant punk rockers surviving the era brought in by the xenophobic Proposition 187 in California and a general anti-Latino immigrant sentiment sweeping the U.S.

230 Richmond Street West (Street level)

* Onsite has fully accessible entrances. There is a single-user, gender neutral, restroom on the ground level that is wheelchair accessible.

** The closest accessible subway is Osgoode Station. Exit the subway at Osgoode Station and walk west on Richmond St W towards Simcoe Street. It’s a 3 minute walk to the gallery from Osgoode Station.


Generations of Queer
Robert Flack / John Greyson / Elisha Lim / Kiley May

March 12 to June 28, 2014

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

Generations of Queer is an exhibition centred on storytelling, creating a dialogue between the works of two senior artists and two younger artists who have come into queer discourses as beneficiaries of the activism of their predecessors.


Robert Flack (1957-1993) was bron in Guelph, ON, and moved to Toronto to study at York University (BFA 1980). He began employment at Art Metropole in 1980 and assisted on General Idea projects. From 1981 his work was shown nationally and then internationally. Public collections include the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photograph. Paul Petro Contemporary Art represents the Estate of Robert Flack.

John Greyson is a Toronto based film and video maker who has been politically active in the Toronto queer community for the past 33 years. With short videos and feature films he explores topics ranging from anti-censorship battles, AIDS discrimination, same sex marriage, militarism, the tar sands, Israelie apartheid and the fight for AIDS treatment drugs in Africa and the world. He is recognized for his documentary interviews, historical narratives, opera, found footage and camp. His work reflects many of the legal and politically struggles for queers in the 1980s as well as world politics with a strong queer voice.

Elisha Lim exhibits illustrations and animated shorts internationally, and has advocated against transphobia and racism on United Nations panels and as a director of Montreal's first Racialized Pride Week. Their comic strops Favourite Dating Tales, Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman and 100 Butches are acclaimed by Autostraddle, Bitch Magazine and New York Times bestselling author Alison Bechdel, and their debut graphic novel 100 Crushes will be published in June 2014 by Koyama Press and launched at Onsite [at] OCAD U.

Kiley May is a young Mohawk storyteller, artist, creator and shaman. Kiley is also a two-spirit, trans, queer and genderqueer human being. Their gender pronouns are they/their/them. They work in film, photography, writing, journalism, fashion, dance and performance art.

Lisa Deanne Smith is engaged in a cultural practice that moves between mediums - art, curating, writing and community events - exploring issues of voice, experience and power. She has exhibited internationally including White Columns, The New Museum and Mercer Union. Currently, she is Acting Curator at Onsite [at] OCAD University. Recent curatorial projects include Biological Urbanism: Terreform ONE; No Dull Affairs; Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald; and I Wonder: Marian Bantjes.

The blog:

The Pride Chronicles

The Queer Pride Chronicles is a forum for LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities to add thoughtful content to Pride.

* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, 2 Spirited, Allies

Share your story, pictures and/or videos here!

Possible topics to get you writing:

What is Pride?
What was the first Pride celebration you attended?
What is your coming out story?
Have you had a romance, fling or crush that developed at a Pride celebration?
How has queer changed for you over the past 40 years?
What have you learned from a queer family member or close friend?
Why are you proud?

Our stories are important, they are full of power. Please tell us yours!


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Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON
416-977-6000 ext.265

Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Free and Open to the General Public.


• Wednesday, June 25, 8 P.M.: DUORAMA, a performance by Paul Couillard + Ed Johnson co-presented by Fado Performance Art Centre

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