Ryan Ringer
Since 2005
Works in Toronto Canada

BIO
Ryan Ringer performs a kind of space-time alchemy in a universe of abandoned dreams and unrequited passions, toward the assertion of new territories of being.

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OPPORTUNITY

We Made a Deal with the Devil


Deadline:
Mon Jun 15, 2009 00:00

METHINKS PRESENTS
Triple Submission Call
For
WE MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
A touring art show

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

1) Performance proposals; Due by June 15
2) Drawings; RSVP to secure a spot by June 15; Work due by July 15
3) Zines; Due by July 25

Artists of all stripes from anywhere are encouraged to respond to the We Made a Deal with the Devil theme. Zine submissions do not have to adhere to the theme.

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

We Made a Deal with the Devil is a traveling art show that will tour in a van across Central and Eastern Canada over the month of August, from Toronto (ON) to Halifax (NS), with scheduled stops in Peterborough (ON), Kingston (ON), Ottawa (ON), Cornwall (ON), Merrickville (ON), Wakefield (QC), Montreal (QC), Victoriaville (QC), Quebec City (QC), Fredericton (NB), Moncton (NB), Sackville (NB) and Pugwash (NS). The show will happen in bars, art spaces, campsites, public parks and other sites along the way.

The We Made a Deal with the Devil theme was inspired by “La Chasse-galerie” (also known as “The Flying Canoe”), a cautionary French Canadian tale of a group of 19th-century loggers who make a pact with the devil. The show combines performance art, music, drawings, zines and other creative projects for an interactive exploration of folklore, collective memory, mythmaking, adventure and risk.

We Made a Deal with the Devil is part of Collective Action Expedition 09, a DIY community outreach initiative whose main goals are: to document, engage and learn from people, projects and creative communities involved in independent cultural production in Canada; to explore new opportunities for refreshing cultural exchange, collaboration and partnership; to expose new creative work to disparate audiences; and to allow each member of our crew to develop a personal creative project along the way, while working with each other to achieve collective magic.

Upon completion of our tour, back at our new Toronto art space, Project 165, we will mount a multimedia exhibition, documentary screening and artist discussion of our experience on the road. (A possible New York City edition of this project will happen as well.)

FOR FULL SUBMISSION DETAILS:

See "Latest News" at http://methinkspresents.org.

FOR ALL OTHER ENQUIRIES:

Ryan Ringer
Director
Methinks Presents; Project 165
methinkspresents@gmail.com


EVENT

Feature Creatures


Dates:
Sun Oct 30, 2005 00:00 - Sun Oct 16, 2005

Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7pm
$5

Is this an international health hazzard or a military concern?

Both.

Are these things alive or dead?

We don't know.

Imagine if you will, three hellraised busloads of gruesome ghouls and ghosties from Toronto, Canada, descending upon New York City for four days and nights of organized Hallowe'en chaos.

Now, accept the fact that there's no escaping the horrible consequences.

Methinks Presents
FEATURE CREATURES

Driven by a ravenous hunger for infectious social interplay, after two days of public spectacle-making throughout New York City, these Feature
Creatures find their way to Williamsburg for a interactive, terror-filled evening of film, video, noise and perfromance art.

Afterward:

Sun 10/30
Northsix
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
66 North 6th Street
10pm
$8, $5 with costume

DanceDevilsDance
a masquerade afterparty
for FEATURE CREATURES

With:

DJs Pat C & Mikey Apples -(Toronto)

Print -(Brooklyn)

The Sonic Ranger -(Toronto)

others TBA


DISCUSSION

New & Improved METHINKS PRESENTS dot ORG!


WELCOME TO THE NEW SITE!

The Webmaster of Darkness himself, Chris Avgerinos (with technical and aesthetic aid from Benjamin Dickerson and Ryan Ringer), has duly designed and constructed a fun, effective platform for the promotion and presentation of Methinks Presents, its projects, PARTICIPANTS, PARTNERS, ASSOCIATES, and the Toronto cultural community at large.

MUCH thanks to everybody thus far who has supported the development of Methinks Presents and our community-building efforts.

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Based in Toronto, Canada, Methinks Presents is a multiform production network dedicated to the development, promotion, and execution of a broad range of collaborative, interdisciplinary projects, including, but not exclusive to, exhibitions, parties, roadtrips, interventions, installations, and method-performance situations.

We actively promote, network, integrate, and organize cultural producers of various backgrounds, while focusing on emergent and early-career producers, in order to galvanize collaborative, interdisciplinary activity on many levels, both locally and internationally.

We consistently provide unique, multi-faceted project-opportunities that foster professionalism, creative experimentation, character-building, collaboration, interpersonal relations, open communication, and resource-sharing.

While Ryan Ringer oversees its overall creative direction and logistical management, Methinks Presents is largely shaped by many individuals and groups who particpate on a project-to-project basis, with the exception of a small core group who are continuously involved as key players, in every aspect of production, from conception to execution.

This unique kind of multi-perspective, collaborative organization--which emphasizes the importance of cooperation, strategic partnerships, as well as individualistic professional/creative/social advancement--allows for broad aesthetic and conceptual diversity in our projects, priceless social inclusiveness, and the ability to reach a wide range of audiences.

We currently focus on public intervention, alternative space, and the tactical construction of situations in the built environment. Through this activity, we aim to develop fun, creative ways in which to better organize and mobilize ourselves as we play and learn to survive in the realm of the everyday.