Vivek Shraya discusses her life, work, her band Too Attached, and her powerful new book, I’m Afraid of Men, which is out now via Penguin Random House! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts.
This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded before a live studio audience at Longboat Hall in the Great Hall in Toronto, Ontario, as an actual TV show for FibeTV1. Our topic was ‘do women thrive in the music industry’ and our guests were broadcasting icon Denise Donlon, Fucked Up‘s Sandy Miranda, and Hooded Fang‘s April Aliermo. Produced by Ian Daffern, Vish Khanna, and FibeTV1. Photos by Colin Medley. With sidekick James Keast and our house band, the Bicycles. Sponsored by Freshbooks, Hello Fresh, Long and McQuade, Encore Records, and SappyFest. Watch the Long Night tv show on its YouTube channel.
Shary Boyle is a tremendously gifted and world-renowned Canadian visual artist who calls Toronto home. While it isn’t easy to describe the full breadth of her work, it’s fair to say she has spent a great deal of time exploring the figure, inspired by her concerns about and interest in class and gender injustice. She has examined a range of psychological and emotional states via sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, performance, and handmade craft to create a singular body of work. Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 and on Saturday April 11 between 2:00 and 5:00 PM at Boarding House Arts / Capacity 3 Gallery (6 Dublin St. N), in Guelph, Kazoo! Fest is holding a reception for Boyle’s film, Silent Dedication. Here Shary and I discuss yoga, the Venice Biennale, international recognition for a Canadian artist, growing up in Scarborough, discovering hardcore punk, originality, music and art, making money, why art is not valued highly enough in Canada, Music for Silence and The Silent Dedication, Christine Fellows and her song “Credo, White Silence,” and that was it.
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