About Massive Party
This year’s Massive Party centres on the elements "LIGHT SOUND OBJECT PAST PRESENT FUTURE” as conceived by Toronto artist and Massive Party artistic director Bruno Billio. Massive Party 2012 will feature innovative, custom-designed works of art throughout the Gallery and offer guests equally inspired food, beverages and entertainment. The boundary-pushing event looks... [read more]
About Massive Party
This year’s Massive Party centres on the elements "LIGHT SOUND OBJECT PAST PRESENT FUTURE” as conceived by Toronto artist and Massive Party artistic director Bruno Billio. Massive Party 2012 will feature innovative, custom-designed works of art throughout the Gallery and offer guests equally inspired food, beverages and entertainment. The boundary-pushing event looks ahead to the future of art and asks party-goers to be part of the conversation by filling in the twitter hashtag #thefutureofartis.
Entrance and Granovsky Gluskin Hall The main entrance of the AGO and Granovsky Gluskin Hall will feature a projection on the ceiling by Jade Rude entitled Double Dutch. Décor elements such as streamers, oversize Styrofoam letters, mirrored acrylic, as well as lighting and piped music will also set the tone for the evening. Towards the end of the evening, there will be late night hot dog carts in Granovsky Gluskin Hall.
1. Walker Court
Walker Court is where the evening kicks off with the AGO Next Pre-party, generously sponsored by Kobo. The focal point in the room will be an interactive photography installation with a literary arts theme where guests will be able to have their photo taken throughout the night. As well, the AGO’s signature Spiral Staircase will be animated with projections, including a live Twitter feed so guests can continue #thefutureofartis conversation.
Menu: Fish and chips with tartar sauce in newspaper cones, mini pizzas (vegetarian and meat), mini truffled mac & cheese, house made sausage rolls with casis mustard and spice rubbed pork ribs with BBQ sauce.
Entertainer: Bay Street savvy trader by day, and a music aficionado and social magnet by night, Morgan Shim has cultivated a unique character and outreach. Morgan picked up his first turntable 16 years ago and never looked back. With a solid musical background, he parlayed his ability to mix and harmonize tracks as a staple to his signature and unique sound. (www.morganshim.com)
2. Baillie Court
Bruno Billio will punctuate this party hot spot with projections, streamers and oversize Styrofoam letters. A dance floor will also be installed for those who want to shake their tail feathers.
Menu: French fry boxes with aioli and house made ketchup, southern fried chicken bites with chili aioli, beef sliders with caramelized onion and cheese, mini grilled cheese with house made ketchup, mini pulled pork sandwiches with fennel slaw on pain au lait buns
Entertainers: Eon Sinclair of Bedouin Soundclash will do a DJ set as The Soul Proprietor. Eon has been laying down the groove and vibe as a member of Bedouin for the past 10 years and he has an extremely strong feel for the pocket which helps to create a DJ sets that flow and penetrate any crowd. The opening DJ will be Tenement Yard Selector, filmmaker Charles Officer. (www.piratesblend.com)
3. Weston Family Learning Centre In the Gallery School, Justin Broadbent will create a mock-basketball court, which represents a game of Good vs Good, punctuated by cheerleaders, coaches and the feeling of being in a high school gym.
In the Education Commons Renee Lear’s piece will involve projections and a performance element that will take place over the entire evening, with only short breaks. The piece will involve footage of the Group of Seven that she filmed at the AGO.
Also in the Education Commons will be Cesar Forero who, along with dancer Michelle Moylan and soprano Pam Pattel, will perform a 10 minute piece once during the evening (approximately 11 pm) that explores our relationships with the land and its many living creatures.
Jenn E. Norton will remount Les Soeurs Fox du 21e ciècle // The 21st Century Fox Sisters, an installation she created in 2010. The installation will be located in Seminar Room 2.
Design Sponsor Jam 3 will occupy Seminar Room 1 with an experiential art installation using Kinect that was created specifically for Massive Party.
Menu: Gingerbread brioche with poached pear and blue cheese, chicken liver pate and poached prune, crispy air baguettes wrapped with prosciutto, scallop ceviche on tortilla chip and avocado puree, artichoke and asiago pinwheels with green olive relish, goat cheese and fig preserves on crostini, caramelized fig
Entertainers: Michael Rault and his band and DJ Kids and Explosions will share the space in the Gallery School. (www.michaelrault.com and www.kidsandexplosions.com)
In addition, we will be selling two multiples throughout the night. An Te Liu has created a custom View-Master with text by Herbert Marcusc from “Art as Form of Reality” in “On the Future of Art”, 1970. There are 27 available for sale; price $40 (TBC). Jade Rude has created a “Massive” bling necklace out of black mirror. There are 75 available for sale; price $30 (TBC).