JOSH LEDERMAN's ArtHaus
in collaboration with
www.performancearttv.com invites you to
TERRORIST FROM HEAVEN
The Life and Times of Istvan Kantor
La Famille Kantor
The Red Armband
every saturday in may
may 6, 13, 20, 27 2006
starting at 8pm
at the DeLeon White Gallery
1096 Queen Street West
In an all encompassing Neoist performance style Istvan Kantor
commemorates the unpredictable and ecstatic nature of insurrections, from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution via the may/1968 events to today's rebellions. He combines video, live action, spoken words, blood, fire, convulsion, anthem like vocals and dramatic noise, historical facts and ironical statements,
propagandistic images and plundered film footage, heartbreaking violin
sound and ecstatic rhythm of church bells.
Istvan Kantor's work was recently featured at the Currency 2005 International Performance Art Festival in New York City and at the KunstFilmBiennale in Koln, oct/2005. His new single channnel video "Revolutionary Song"
was premiered by Pleasure Dome/LIFT in december/05 in Toronto. Meanwhile he also appeared at the Criminal Court of the City of Berlin for his
illegal blood-x intervention at the Hamburger Bahnhof. Istvan Kantor
is a recepient of the 2004 Governer General's Award for Visual and Media
Arts. He was also arrested and jailed a number of times for his art-actions in
museums. Kantor presently lives in Toronto with his three children Jericho
(15), Babylon(13) and Nineveh (10).