The Deadly Nightshades in collaboration with Conspiracy to Commit Cool will be rolling out a mash up of bike culture, style and fashion to the south end of Kensington Market on June 23rd at Method LAB (148 Augusta Ave).
This week-long exhibit will include tall bikes, fork furniture, custom seats, giant dream catchers and more!
Showcasing Eric Plaxton, Alex Baravyan- Gauthier, Belle and Beau, Jacqueline Robins of the Velo Vixens, Fugitive Glue, Yvonne Bambrick, Laura Mensinga, Bad Taste Toronto, Erin Seaman and Emmett Mulligan. It all kicks off on June 23rd at 3pm with an afternoon of impromptu fashion design that blends fabric and bikes (sewing machines on-site!) and kinetic textile art.
Bicycle artists Cat Essiambre and Patricia Youn transform a bicycle into a paintbrush with us as we bike back and forth across a huge outdoor canvas to create an original bicycle textile. Fabric becomes function as we cut and sew wearable/functional items for our guests.
Then join us at 8pm to celebrate the world Vimeo premiere of ‘Fabric Bike’, a short film directed by Laura Mensinga and Kirsten White about a very special Satin Seafoam Bicycle Sculpture made by the Nightshades at The Make Den during the winter of 2011. Created with love, inner tubes, doweling, fleece, more love and golden lame fabric, ‘Fabric Bike’ has been touring internationally with the Bicycle Film Festival for the past year. By combining their lust for bikes, art and great parties, The Nightshades and The CCC are making biking a sexier way to save the planet.
Free entrance and dancing till you drop will make this an event you wont want to miss! And don’t forget to grab your Conspiract to Commit Cool badge.
(For more information please contact Cat Essiambre at firstname.lastname@example.org)