DEMONS STOLE MY SOUL: Rock ‘N Roll Drums in Contemporary Art, 2005

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"Demons Stole My Soul: Rock ‘N Roll Drums in Contemporary Art" is a group exhibition curated for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) with works by:

Han Bennink
Greg Forrest
Jean-Pierre Gauthier
DJ Spooky w/ Dave Lombardi
Pascal Grandmaison
Flo Mounier
Mirko Sabatini
Jesse Stewart
Brodie West
Walter Willems

The exhibition includes works by Canadian and international artists who have incorporated the standard western drum kit into their arts practice. The visual component of the exhibition is accompanied by an exciting concert series, a panel discussion and a youth drum workshop. The concert series includes solo performances by world renowned Dutch improvisational drummer Han Bennink, Cryptopsy’s drummer Flo Mounier known for his blistering speed and technical brutality, and experimental jazz drummer Jesse Stewart.

A special evening performance by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid and an afternoon panel discussion on music and contemporary art, co-presented by MOCCA and Drake Hotel, will take place on June 18 at The Drake Hotel. Panelists include Ron Gaskin, Martha Ladly, DJ Spooky, Ben Portis, Jeff Rogers, Jowi Taylor, and moderator Eliza Griffiths.

Exhibition documentation by Walter Willems

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June 3 – July 3, 2005
Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada




Exhibition logo Installation view Installation view Jesse Stewart Greg Forrest Jean-Pierre Gauthier Jean-Pierre Gauthier Installation view Walter Willems Installation view Pascal Grandmaison Pascal Grandmaison Exhibition poster with performance schedule Han Bennink on Han Bennink on Jesse Stewart Jesse Stewart Workshop with Dave Clark Flo Mounier DJ Spooky Exhibition T-shirt