How could we leave without a worthy sendoff? Embrace the heat this Saturday and let’s get weird at Forgetus for the last time.
July 21st, 8pm
Art by FELIX KALMENSEN
DJs C I A & R TOTALE
…get here early.
Joinus Thursday, July 19th 7-10 pm for a new solo exhibition by Felix Kalmensen! Don’t miss this final exhibition at Forgetus.
“For several months I have been breeding mold on 35mm film, using natural processes of decay to rot the emulsion of found footage. The result is part scientific investigation of mold patterns and behaviors, part iridescent abstraction and disintegration of known images. These investigations will be presented through four mediums of projection; as a moving picture, individual slide, light box, and fabric installation. Let your senses be both delighted and disgusted.
Also my new abstract short film ‘Growths’ will be playing on loop!
There will be works for sale: cheap Risograph posters, handmade DVDs and pricier light boxes.”
As many of you know, Forgetus is closing the doors of its Sterling Road venue at the end of this month. We will not be reopening a physical location at this time, but keep an eye out for future projects. In the meantime, our FINAL event is happening on Saturday, July 21st, and expect a sendoff worthy of all the blood, sweat, tears, alcohol, and general fun that has defined us for the last year. Details to come in the next few days!
Tomorrow night! We’re hosting an awesome party for the new launch of The Wa Magazine… if you’ve never read it, you’re missing out.
“The Wa Magazine is excited to celebrate the release of our latest issue, complete with a redesign and a doubled page count. Come by Forgetus Gallery on July 6th to grab a copy of the new issue, see a live performance by Tezeta, and absorb lightwavez from a projection by Boy Oh. DJ set by Talvi Faustmann.
Inside Issue 6.2, you get:
-An Interview with Marc Maron
-An Interview with Tavi Gevinson by Talvi Faustmann
-“Should I?!” by Kenny Hotz
-How to Have Fun in a Cast by Pat Maloney
-An Illustrated Foldout by Alex Sheriff
-A Look at Piracy, With Opinions from Rickard Falkvinge (Founder of Sweden’s Pirate Party), Chris Taylor (Drake’s Lawyer) and Demonoid (Internet Piratez)
-A Conversation with NMAtv (Taiwanese CGI Satirists)
-Burger Analysis by Sean Calbeck
-A Comic by Adam Jackson and Nick Aoki (Team Macho)
-Original Cover Art by Carl Heindl
-Brand New Crucifixion Photos from the Philippines by Jonathan Montaos
-New Illustrations by Skulls Bowden, Krystian Fernando, Alex Sheriff and Steven Snider
This issue is sponsor free. Limited print copies available for $12.
Event is 7-11. PWYC. Arrive early.”
Beginning this Sunday, May 20th, until June 10th, the Art of the Danforth public art festival is taking place at, you guessed it, the Danforth. As part of Butcher Gallery’s zone, Forgetus has produced “East-West Portal” by Felix Kalmensen and Dan Thornhill, which creates a video portal between a location on the Danforth and 1691 Dundas West. (venue generously donated by http://someone.ca/)
Opening Thursday night and running until the 27th as part of the CONTACT photography festival, Something Romanticized by Matthew Tammaro and Agnes Thor, curated by Laid Bare!
If you didn’t make it to the opening on Saturday, gallery hours for Benjamin Edelberg’s “Its Teeth in his Body, Out of 60 Dogs are all week as follows:
Wednesday- Friday: 1-5
Don’t miss it!