Thursday, June 12, 2008

TASK venue change

Important update: TASK is moving from our original venue at the Regent Park ice rink to a more central location: the baseball field at Regent Park North (same time, though--3:00 to 7:00 PM, Satuday June 14).

The field is between Dundas Street and Gerrrard St. East, and Sackville St. and Sumach Streets.

A good place to start is at Regent Park Focus, at 600 Dundas St. East.  Go there and you'll see us!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Exclusive Regent TASK teaser

Luminato, StreetScape, and residents of Regent Park invite you to be a part of Oliver Herring's TASK party, a participatory-performance art event at Regent Park North's ice rink on Saturday, June 14th from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.

At TASK parties, participants become the driving engine of the artistic process, using props and art supplies to perform and interpret randomly-assigned, user-generated tasks limited only by our collective imagination.  Cooperation, collaboration, chaos and creativity are the name of the game, as a group of total strangers come together to form a utopian creative community under the summer sun in Regent Park.  The afternoon promises art, music, sunshine, new friends and host of delightful surprises, and TASK is free of charge and open to absolutely everyone.

As part of StreetScape's Living Space @ Regent Park exhibition, TASK is the exclamation point on a bold statement of purpose highlighting engaged and innovative artist-community collaboration.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Regent Park Task Trailer and Oliver Herring video stills

Check out the first exclusive trailer for Regent TASK, 3:00 - 7:00 PM, in the Regent Park Ice Rink.

Oliver Herring is a master at inspiring improvised performances from non-actors for his videos and performances events
(like TASK). Of course, our performance art party won't be a success without you, so be sure to join us on the
14th at the rink for what is sure to be a wild time.

To read interviews with Oliver about his videos and performances from the prestigious PBS Art:21 documentary
series, just click:

For more information about StreetScape including hours and locations, visit StreetScape's offical page.

For exclusive stills from "Make Believe In Regent Park," as well as a behind-the-scenes look at other 
StreetScape projects, visit the StreetScape blog.

Don't forget--June 14, 3:00 PM at the ice rink at Regent Park. Tell all your friends, and we'll see you soon....

Monday, June 2, 2008

Introducing: Regent TASK

Acclaimed New York-based multi-media and performance artist Oliver Herring--in collaboration with a committee of young, local volunteer partners--will present the first Canadian TASK: a participatory-performance-art-making-party, to be held in the Regent Park Ice Rink from 3:00-7:00 PM on Saturday, June 14.  

A beautiful hybrid of performance art and communal celebration, TASK creates moments of chaos and utopia as participants use props, creative supplies, cooperation and imagination to interpret and perform randomly selected, user-generated tasks.  The TASK party is free and open to everyone--come join!

The rules are simple:
1) Take a task from the central box
2)Write down a task--whatever you can imagine--to replace the one you took
3) Complete your TASK, wherever it may lead you...

Check out this footage of past TASK events, and stay tuned for an exclusive Regent TASK trailer, coming soon....