FASTWÜRMS: Hail Kozy
MAY 18 – AUGUST 19, 2018
For The Yard, FASTWÜRMS produced a site-specific reinvention and re-purposing of a past work. The new piece, Hail-Kozy, was created from afghans sourced from thrift stores along their journey from Creemore, Canada to Colorado Springs. Hail-Kozy was a protective storm cover for a black, 2002 Ford Ranger, named Hrafnhildur (an Icelandic name, meaning Raven Warrier).
FASTWÜRMS are joint-authorship and collaborative artists from Canada formed by Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse in 1979. Their work is poly-disciplinary, taking the form of performance, video, sculpture, installation and image based work which focuses on art as social exchange, queer politics, working class aesthetics, and witch-positivity. Throughout their 30 year career, they have crafted a language of ritual and love that synthesizes popular culture’s detritus of hashtags, flea markets, stereotypes and iconographies through the lens of Punk DIY. FASTWÜRMS identify as witches, and they “use magic to confound rational structures and flip the normative.”
Together they teach studio art at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Their work has been shown extensively in North America and Internationally at venues including the Power Plant (Toronto), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Ontario Art Gallery (Toronto), CIAC (Montréal), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), SEQUENCES Festival (Reykjavik, Iceland), Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea) Leo koenig Projekte (New York) and the 2006 São Paulo Biennial, Brazil. FASTWÜRMS is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.