Artist Luke Painter and one of his works. Image: blogto.com
CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area) is a regional not-for-profit arts organization whose mission it is to “present innovative art within a public space.” It has evolved from a small, regional festival in 1996 to an organization that offers year-round programming, featuring international and national artists.
CAFKA’s latest installation takes place this Thursday, in collaboration with Fest3, “an evening of multi-disciplinarity” with art, music and theatre. The art component will feature images of artist Luke Painter’s fictional interventions in Toronto and Montreal architecture, on the 13-metre cube that sits at the top of Kitchener City Hall. The ‘cube’, as it’s known is permanent, and is programmed by City staff.
Kitchener’s ‘Cube’. Image: downtownkitchener.ca
Four of Painter’s pop-inspired post-modernist cartoons will light up the cube as the opening for Fest3. The festival will continue with Gordon Monahan’s edible Sauerkraut Sythesizer – check that out HERE – (btw, Monahan did that piano wire piece in Massey Hall for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2009) and the workshop premiere of The MT Space’s Body 13 / ChangeRoom, a piece of contemporary theatre that “tells the stories of characters who are driven by their desires and often derailed by tragic consequences.”
If you find yourself in Kitchener, Ontario, this Thursday, Dec. 17 be sure to check it out.
For more information on Fest3 please click HERE