ATTESTING RESISTANCE

 

Keith Cole’s artistic practice collides with the interdisciplinary art forms of theatre, dance, film and performance and the intersections that they can create. He has appeared in films, television and performance events worldwide and is a recipient of a Harold Award (1999) a National Tap Dance Award (2004), the Roberto Ariganello Award (2007) a Dora Award Nomination for Outstanding Male Performance in a Musical (2008) a Pink Triangle Award (2000), XTRA! Magazine Mouthiest Queer Activist Award (2010) plus several grants and academic scholarships. In 2010 Keith Cole was a front-runner in Toronto's Mayoral Election. He placed 7th in the overall election putting him in the top 10 out of over 80 candidates. He has written for FUSE Magazine, KAPSULA Magazine, XTRA! Magazine and Fab Magazine. Keith Cole has a BFA from York University and a MFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U). As an independent scholar his research work explores gossip, hearsay, rumours, theft, speculation and appropriation within the contemporary art world. He is also an advocate for the forcible dismantling of civilization.

Pepper Highway was born in a van under a Joshua Tree in The Navajo Desert. She is the long lost distant cousin of Rene Highway and Tomson Highway. As a poetess, she rarely makes public appearances due to her shy and retiring nature. Her image has been photographed widely and she has recently added DJ'ing to the list of tricks, she carries in her wheelwell of life skills.

Slag, 2013