Ryeberg Live Toronto 2012

RyebergCuratedVideo, “Ryeberg Live Toronto 2012: Monday, 19 March, 2012″

After the good times in Vancouver, Ryeberg returned to home turf: Toronto. Many fine people descended into the Drake Underground, lights dimmed and brightened, and the show got started. Sean Dixon performed the first Ryeberg of the night, using a few video clips to illustrate his thoughts on the decision by Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to ban niqabs and burkas for new Canadians taking the citizenship oath. There will come a day when you know what is right. Lynn Crosbie took a tour of duty through the maternal heart of darkness, showed us what was bad about good moms, and good about bad moms. After intermission, Nick Mount had everyone in the room whistling her name: Lana Del Rey. Consider us converts. Jowita Bydlowska revealed the snarling wolf within and a great deal more. In the life and death of self-portraiture, she is a leading protagonist. The evening’s photographer was Thomas Lee. Here’s an idea of what it felt like to be at Ryeberg Live Toronto 2012.

Erik RutherfordErik Rutherford, Ryeberg Editor

Ryeberg2012-6351Sean Dixon, “Banning The Veil

Lynn CrosbieLynn Crosbie, “Pop Takes A Tour Through The Maternal Heart Of Darkness”

Nick Mount, “Lana Del Rey, Meet Your Boyfriend

Erik RutherfordErik Rutherford, Ryeberg Editor

Jowita Bydlowska, “Life And Death Of Self-Portraiture”

Jowita Bydlowska, “Life And Death Of Self-Portraiture”

Many thanks to everyone who came out and made it such a warm and engaging evening! Thanks also to Mia Nielsen, Culture & Communications Curator at the Drake Hotel — best venue in town. Thanks to Steph Bonic, who helped get the word out. Thanks to Stephane Monnet, Agnes Wong, and Georgia Toews for their hard work on the night. Thanks Thomas Lee for the excellent photos. Most of all, thanks to Jowita Bydlowska, Lynn Crosbie, Sean Dixon, and Nick Mount, the evening’s Ryeberg curators. See you at the next Ryeberg Live!

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  • Julie

    I was in Vancouver, and now I’m in Toronto, so that makes two ryeberg lives for me. Yay!

  • Jill

    It was a fantastic evening. Such a talented and entertaining group. Looking forward to the next one!

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