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The Neoist Pied Piper uses his megaphone while wading ankle deep in cold water, fighting the 2PM plain and the mannequin riding on his back. This part is performed by Istvan Kantor, known also as Monty Cantsin, winner of the 2004 Canadian Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts and founder of the world-wide art movement known as NEOISM. "Welcome to the headlights of an absurdist kabuki opera film narrative! a tin-foil road-trip to Florida & the British Museum, with plagiarized Chinese text that dialogues over the electric kettle of Toronto's City Hall and rotates in perpetual stillness towards a tsunami of concrete boat performances by Canadian artists!!!"

"COLD IRON IS A TITANIC COMEDY" (The Neoist Beach Edit...)
(IRRATIONAL CINEMA, Canadian, 74 minutes, 2014, HD ) Written & directed by absurdist poet, musician, & sometimes painter, sculptor, Wesley Rickert. Starring Istvan Kantor, (aka, Monty Cantsin). Original score by BURNING ICEBERG. Are you ready to dive head first into “NEOISM”??? ... Do you have what it takes to join the contemporary art movement that has every clock striking six o’clock??? Are you interested in beauty??? Are you interested in love??? This underground art-film by artists for artists contains more love and beauty than 1000 mannequins could imagine over the course of the next 10,000 years. Does your life acknowledge the unknown? There is plenty of sacred Chinese text here used without sub-titles. Have you been thinking about philosophy?, experiments in fiction? and the meaning of life??? If this sounds like your fate, jump into your leakiest life-boat and splash through more absurdist verse, philosophies and general chaos than can possibly float any feather!


aceartinc., Winnipeg, Manitoba - Wednesday, June 25, @7pm. Eastern Edge Gallery, St John's, Newfoundland - Wednesday, June 25, @7pm. Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, British Columbia - Wednesday, July 30, Time TBA. Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre & The Screening Room, Kingston, Ontario - Wednesday, July 30, Time TBA. Art Zoo Studio, Toronto, Ontario Wednesday, August 6, Time TBA. Niagara Artists Centre, St Catharines, Ontario - September 16, Time TBA. Iqaluit Library, Iqaluit, Nunavut - Tuesday, September 16, Time TBA. this town is small artist run centre & Island Media Arts Festival - September, Day & Time TBA. NSCAD Film Society, Halifax, NS - September, Day & Time TBA. University of Alberta Film Society, Edmonton, Alberta - October, Day & Time TBA. YKARCC, Yellowknife, North West Territories - October, Day & Time TBA.


Istvan Kantor (Monty Cantsin) plays the Neoist Pied Piper as he uses a megaphone to indoctrinate a solitary figure in Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park and does battle with the 2PM plain. Art Rai Szombathy plays Louis IV who falls in love with an electric kettle on display in the British Museum. Ian Malone discovers Florida and the A1A South as he plays Juan Ponce De Leon, Christina Kozak chops off heads, & is always ready for self-destruction as she muses about fame and plays the universe creating Tally Aurora, Henry Benvenuti, playing Captain Smith, keeps a sharp look-out for icebergs and gives good advice. The Hercinia Art Collective playing Sexy Sirens, & doing their best to make you forget everything & just go shopping. Liberty, played by Sandra Fitzsimmons, collects, sea-shells, jokes about machine guns and goes for a jog along Florida’s mosquito infested west coast. Tonya Henry, plays the old flame, who gets sentimental with accordions & tree ornaments in Kensington’s hippie park. Olivia Roblin is dramatically confused and plays the wigged & two faced god Janus. Kathleen Reichelt is the ventriloquist with a puppet on her shoulder & a plastic glitter gun against her head. Eszter Jagica is the very nude & very pregnant Fountain Of Youth, doing work that is never done. Amber X is the drowning Captains hallucination. Wesley Rickert makes a cameo as a dim witted merman. Kirsten Webb makes a cameo as a groovy disco Gorgon. Ashley Zarowny has a cameo as a happy Vincent Van Gogh.


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