For this performance, artist Istvan Kantor, returns to the Neoist memorial and monument he established at a tree in downtown Calgary during M:ST 4. Kantor inaugurated the tree as a new meeting place, landmark and tribute to the immortal spirit of dead artists, scientists and revolutionaries. This Neoist memorial is dedicated to the work of the correspondence artist David Zack. This event is presented in conjunction with the launch of “Amazing Letters: The Correspondance of David Zack,” edited by Istvan Kantor.
Part of the Mimesis: Art Imitating Life Series for M:ST 5
Istvan Kantor, recipient of the 2004 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts, also known as Monty Cantsin, the founder of Neoism, is an action-based media artist/subvertainer/producer, active in many fields, performance, robotics, mixed-media, installation, painting, sound, music, video and new media. His main subjects are the decay of technology and the struggle of the individual in technological society. His radically changing creative ambitions are always related to his living environment and social situation.