Queer Spirits Book Launch
April 22, 2011 – 7pm to 10pm
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Plug In Editions with Creative Timebooks is pleased to announce the launch of Queer Spirits by AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs. The event will take place at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario from 7-11pm on Friday, April 22. A launch in Winnipeg will be announced at a later date.
Between 2006 and 2009, AA Bronson collaborated with artist and academic Peter Hobbs on the project Invocation of the Queer Spirits. The rituals that resulted are evoked, and invoked in Plug In Edition’s new book (co-published with Creative Time, New York,) Queer Spirits, Bronson and Hobb’s diaristic and imagistic exploration of the project.
Together they explored the various forms of group therapy, ceremonial magic, the sweat lodge, witch’s covens, gay heart circles, and 19th century spiritualist seances to create the queer hybrid they entitled “Invocation of the Queer Spirits.” The fourth of these was commissioned by Plug In ICA, and was held in Winnipeg’s abandoned United Army Surplus store in its last days, before it was torn down to make room for the new building that houses Plug In today.
This event is free and all are welcome. The artists will be in attendance.
Title: Queer Spirits
Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 6 3/4”
Pages: 176, colour, hardcover
Publisher: Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art with Creative Time New York
Retail: $34.95 CDN