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14 Oct. 2017

Life of a Craphead: BUGS & Poster Launch

Artist
Life of a Craphead
Time
2-5pm

Life of a Craphead welcome you to Art Metropole for the…

Official Bugs (2016) film release on VHS and DVD and Poster Launch!!

Bugs (2016) VHS – $20
Bugs (2016) DVD – $20
“2 Times in 1 Week” / “Lectures I’ve Attended” poster set – $25

For the first time ever this hit film is available to own (distributed by Random Man Editions).
With each copy of Bugs on VHS and DVD you will find: – A limited edition copy of the 74 min film
-A new Q & A Booklet, a conversation with Life of a Craphead about Bugs
-A small Bugs Hakim Optical Poster
-A link and password to watch Bugs online

Also launching at Art Met, the Life of a Craphead “2 Times In 1 Week / Lectures I’ve Attended” poster series, recently featured in Vice (printed by Colour Code)

Check out the Bugs trailer

And check out press about Bugs:
Canadian Art
Vice
Long Winter

Also,
There will by snacks and drinks!!

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About Bugs!
Featuring situations like a university lecture gone wrong and a failed SNL episode, Bugs presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. The DIY film sets the Bug universe right in the middle of the real world, creating multiple layers of reality that interact with each other. Produced over 2011-2015 with a large cast and crew of artists and comedians.

Bugs is a satire about a bug society and its most successful family. The Bug Prime Minister, Shay (Gerry Campbell), has ruled the Bug Garden for many years and is finally, reluctantly, retiring. He’s chosen his niece, Gaston (Liz Peterson), to take over — but Gaston, who is plagued with ambitions to be the Bug Garden’s most respected politician-architect-filmmaker — is folding under the pressure. Dan (Gwen Bieniara) is his other niece, but she’s a dreamer and can’t be trusted; she’s full of conflicting ideals and tries to act on all of them.
Shay goes to the Oracle for advice and they foretell that his family can’t be saved. Meanwhile, a government worker/aspiring comedian Sexy Bug (Glenn Macaulay) and his best friend Rob (Peter Kalyniuk) are sick of the Shay family’s rule. They plot to vandalize a monument being built to honour the family. From afar, the neighboring Bird Country celebrates another Bug political failure.
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About Life of a Craphead!
Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley since 2006. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation. Their first feature film Bugs premiered in 2016 and is distributed on DVD and VHS by Random Man Editions (NYC), and they organized and hosted the performance art show and livestream Doored from 2012–2017. Life of a Craphead work has been shown across Canada and the US including at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; The Western Front, Vancouver; Parsons School for Design, NYC; and The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax. They are Chinese and Vietnamese and live and work in Toronto, Canada.
www.lifeofacraphead.com

About Random Man!
RANDOM MAN promotes underrepresented and overlooked works through publications and events. The publications are a collaboration between artist, publisher and friends. Based in Brooklyn, NY
Random Man

About Colour Code!
Established in 2012. Colour Code is an independent print studio and publishing platform based in Toronto, Canada. We specialize in high quality, artist friendly printing for local, US and international customers. They also publish and distribute small-run artist books, comics, posters and other printed matter.
Colour Code

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Life of a Craphead is the performance art group of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley since 2006. L.o.a.Ch live and work in Toronto, Canada.

Projects include transporting two prisoners in a cage on the back of a truck, touring a live comedy show, giving away everything on a restaurant’s menu, and building a 3-story maze. Their first feature-length film Bugs is in post-production. They were Artists-in-Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Winter 2013 and produced the Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056, an exhibition of all the work they will ever make.

Life of a Craphead have presented work at The Power Plant, Toronto; Gallery TPW, Toronto; Hotel MariaKapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands; Department of Safety, Anacortes, U.S.; and the Banff Centre, Banff, as well as at numerous comedy venues and music shows in Canada and the U.S.

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