Toronto Biennial of Art Podcast

Short Format: Life of A Craphead

Episode Summary

Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley whose work spans performance art, film, and curation, using humour as a form of empathy. As the 2019 Toronto Biennial Artists in Residency, hosted by Ireland Park Foundation and in partnership with Trinity Square Video, they began work on "Life of Life of a Craphead" (2020), an auto-fictional comedy TV show, which was screened as part of their subsequent residency with the Delfina Foundation and will be shown as part of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale in 2021. Here, Life of a Craphead reflect on the 2019 event "Doo-Red", organized during the time of their residency, and previous projects included in the making of the TV show such as "King Edward VII Statue Floating Down the Don River," 2017. Short Format Series Produced by Aliya Pabani and Angela Shackel.

Episode Notes

In expanding dialogues around the inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art, selected artists discuss their practice and processes in a series of short format podcasts. Interviewed artists and collectives include Adrian Blackwell, Ayumi Goto, Caroline Monnet, Diane Borsato, Isuma, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Life of a Craphead, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, Maria Thereza Alves, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Tsēmā Igharas.

Music: LUCA.

Portrait: Life of a Craphead, photo by Yuula Benevolski
Work: King Edward VII Statue Floating Down the Don River, 2017, photos courtesy of Life of a Craphead.