Alison S.M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen in conversation with Tess Takahashi

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8pm Gallery TPW, 170 St. Helen’s Ave, Toronto In conjunction with the exhibition Say Something Bunny! join Alison Kobayashi, Christopher Allen and Tess Takahashi for drinks and conversation about live documentary, identity contortion, reenactment, play, staging, research, family dynamics, and whatever else you want to bring to the table. Participant Biographies:… Continue reading Alison S.M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen in conversation with Tess Takahashi

EAVESDROPPERS, VENTRILOQUISTS AND GHOSTS at UnionDocs

Sunday, November 8th, 2015. 7.30p. $9 UnionDocs 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn NY Curated with Johanna Linsley. Begins with David Helbich’s No Music – ‘Ohrstücke’, a performative rehearsal followed by presentations by artists Brian House, Laure Fernandez, Brian Fuata and Alison S. M. Kobayashi. Concludes with an open discussion. Performing Lost, Stolen and Misplaced Sounds This… Continue reading EAVESDROPPERS, VENTRILOQUISTS AND GHOSTS at UnionDocs

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ACTIVATE THE ARCHIVES Working with Archival Materials and Found Footage, an Intensive Seminar for Documentary Artists Friday September 25th to Sunday September 27th, 10am-5pm UnionDocs, 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 “History consists of a series of accumulated imaginative inventions.” (Voltaire) This intensive seminar will explore the creative use of archival materials for documentary art. Over the course of three… Continue reading Untitled

Bad Asians 3.0, Dirty Looks July 28th, Stonewall Inn

Tuesday, July 28 | 8PM Bad Asians 3.0 Stonewall Inn | 53 Christopher St. Curatored by Leeroy Kun Young Kang ManChyna, Chinese Up Them Eyes Like Beyonce, digital video, Canada, 2014 Lu Yang, Uterus Man, digital video, 11:19min., Shanghai, China, 2013 Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Dan Carter, video, 15min., Canada, 2006 Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, I’m Fine, video, 3:20min., Thailand, 2008 Yozmit, Sound… Continue reading Bad Asians 3.0, Dirty Looks July 28th, Stonewall Inn

listen to ASMK on CBC’s Metro Morning with Matt Galloway

January 16th, 2015 1929 Food Diary Tonight, two artists will be taking their audience through a food tasting. Matt Galloway spoke with Alison S.M. Kobayashi. She is one of two artists who will be speaking at Artscape Youngplace tonight in a talk called “Prunes, Arrowroots, Soup, Good”. http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2648220509

January 16th Personality Unlimited Closing Event & Artist Talk

Friday January 16, 2015 6PM- 7:30PM @ Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw, Toronto ON Free, reservations can be made to ayp@torontoartscape.on.ca Join us for an artist talk by Alison S.M. Kobayashi an evening of sampling dishes listed in a found food diary (c. 1929). The diary, a matchbook sized book chronicling Mr. N. Sakaliuk every meal and whether it… Continue reading January 16th Personality Unlimited Closing Event & Artist Talk

The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel Davis Bland is live!

The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel Davis Bland Interactive Website: www.asmk.ca/bland, 2014 made during a residency at Elsewhere, a living museum The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel Davis Bland is an interactive website created by Kobayashi that explores the life of a woman whose intriguing book collection has become a… Continue reading The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel Davis Bland is live!

From Alex To Alex will be playing at Barely There Cinema

Saturday, December 19, 2014 Who Told You This Hurt: film and video work digging into first times/virginities/and creating tradition. Barely There Cinema @ Comfort Station 8PM Featuring work by Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Jesse Malmed, Ian Curry, Blair Bogin, Alee Peoples & Fern Silva

Personality Unlimited at Artscape Youngplace December 12th

Personality Unlimited new work by Alison S.M.Kobayashi curated by Karie Liao Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw St. Toronto Opening December 12, 2014, 6-8pm A cross between a cabinet of curiosities and a thrift store, Personality Unlimited presents the collections of A.S.M. Kobayashi’s personally owned and borrowed found objects along with her artistic interpretations of them. The artist’s collections include… Continue reading Personality Unlimited at Artscape Youngplace December 12th

Hanging Out in Deephaven opens November 22nd

Hanging Out in Deephaven BEGINS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 Opening Reception Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:00 to 5:00pm Curator’s talk 3:00pm Viewing Hours November 22 to December 19, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5:00pm VTape 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 452 Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada Deephaven is a place imagined by Sarah Orne Jewett in her 19th century novel… Continue reading Hanging Out in Deephaven opens November 22nd

Elsewhere Project Video

2014 | Artist | Alison S.M. Kobayashi from Elsewhere on Vimeo. A short video about my project at Elsewhere, A Living Museum in Greensboro, N.C. link to the Elsewhere project page: http://www.goelsewhere.org/florence-bland/

FORMER ISLANDS at Heliopolis, Brooklyn

Heliopolis presents FORMER ISLANDS A collaborative show June 6-29, 2014 OPENING RECEPTION Friday, June 6, 7-10pm +reading events tba FORMER ISLANDS comprises the results of 1-to-1 text/image exchanges between 11 pairs of artists and writers. Each pair was invited to trade works and then create new works in response, transferring ideas between media and generating provisional… Continue reading FORMER ISLANDS at Heliopolis, Brooklyn

SELFIE GIFS on IC Dodges

The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival Non Fiction Meme tumblr. The IC DOGES special screening will be held on April 17 at FilmScene in Iowa City as part of the 12th annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, as a lead-in to Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarus’ TWOHUNDREDFIFTYSIXCOLORS. http://icdoges.tumblr.com/