Istvan Kantor [aka
Saturday 19th Oct. 2002
Saturday / Sunday 20th - 27th October 2002
14.00 - 18.00
[view by appointment]
Veteran cyber punk space cadet and founder of international Neoism
Istvan Kantor AKA Monty Cantsin from Toronto, lets rip in Cardiff
on the first date of his European tour.
Utilising filing cabinets with live action, sound and video MACHINERY
explores the socio-mechanical bodykinetics of communication systems
and their relationships to individual and collective "body-machines"
extended with new technology.
The File Cabinet Project represents Kantors observations concerning
information systems in technological society. The artists interest
in the file cabinet is not a simple physical fascination or aesthetic
obsession with an object but rather a wider theoretical involvement
with semi-robotic sculptural systems and kinesonic information mechanisms.
The simple monolithic file cabinets are single bodies of a technological
system linked together by computers and integrated into a giant
network that functions as a world wide information reproduction
machinery. The body as a transmission device, orgasmic contractions
as kinetic control system, epileptic seizure of the body as information
A rare, not to be missed opportunity to see this legendary multi-media
Presented with the assistance of the Canada Council
the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada.
Canadian High Commission, London.