Anitra Hamilton: Beater

27 June 2007 12am - 12am

WEDNESDAY JUNE 27th at the MOCCA (952 Queen Street W) at 8pm sharp.

Anitra Hamilton’s Beater, is a defunct automobile covered in colourful tissue-paper pom-poms and converted into a festive piñata – complete with nacho chips, salsa and tequila- which blindfolded participants are invited to smash with sledgehammers.

Part of the group show Seducing Down the Door, also featuring work by Corwyn Lund and Dean Baldwin, Beater temporary leaves the exhibition space and is presented in the courtyard of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art where it will be hoisted into the air by crane. A post-event fiesta will be held at Mercer Union.

Please note: this event is not intended for children.

Anitra Hamilton is a Toronto/Berlin based artist. Her work has been shown here and abroad, most recently in a retrospective at the AGYU. Her project “Parade” is in the permanent collection of the Albright-Knox Gallery. She has up-coming projects in Shanghai, Berlin and Mexico. Anitra is the operator of Satchel Gallery, a mobile gallery that takes place in her shoulder bag.

For more information please contact Dave Dyment at or 416.536.1519.

Mercer Union gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.

Crane services for this project provided by Modern Crane.