SHERRI LYN HIGGINS - CURRICULUM VITAE
779 Ossington Ave., Toronto, ON, M6G 3T8
Ph:(416)588-7539  E-Mail: higgins(at)recordism(dot)com



EDUCATION

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Celtic Studies Program, Saint Michael's College), 1990-1991
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S., B.F.A. Program (Intermedia), 1987- 1989


GRANTS

2003 Project Grant, Inter-Arts program, Canada Council

2000 Project Grant, Inter-Arts program,Canada Council


EXHIBITIONS

2018

"Mermaid" Super-8 film, D.I.Y. Subvert, 8Fest, SPK Hall, Toronto, ON (Super-8 film with live sound. Program curated by Milada Kovacova)

2017

Archeology Of Hope international Surrealist exhibition, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK

2016

Las llaves del deseo international Surrealist exhibition (touring), Museo Municipal de Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica and Biblioteca Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica

2014

La Chasse A L'Objet Du Desir International Surrealist exhibition, Montreal, QUE
Fourms exhibition, The Rustic Owl, Toronto, ON

2009

Isle Of Misfits, Canteen Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Wonderchamber, Galeria 910, Oaxaca, Mexico

2008

Drawathon, Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond, Toronto, ON

2007

Leaderless - Underground Cassette Culture Now exhibition, Printed Matter, New York, USA (Six Heads cassette included)
Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON

2004

Recordist Open House, E.N.O.T.C.A. Studio, Toronto, ON

1998

20 X 20 International Small Pictures Festival, Fony, Hungary (mail art show)

1997

The First Recordist Soiree, I.B.R.I., Toronto, ON

1986

An Episode Of Sparrows, Truro, NS


SOLO and COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCES (live art, integrated arts)

2014

Untitled, La Chasse A L'Objet Du Desir exhibition, Montreal, QUE (collaboration with W.A.Davison as Songs of the New Erotics)

2011

"White(Noise)Witch", Snake Island, Toronto,ON (solo performance)

2010

"Recordists On The Road" (formerly "Travelling Bureau" project - ongoing collaboration with W.A. Davison), Mutek, Montreal, QUE

2009

"Recordists On The Road", Dictaphonia Fest, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A

2008

Whitney Biennial, Ganzevoort Plaza N.Y. (off-site) (collaboration of the Recordists (S.Higgins/W.A.Davison) with Thomas Carnacki, The Illuminated corridor/NOVA, numerous projectionists and sound-makers)
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, N.Y. U.S.A. (sound/text/performance collaboration of the Recordists (S.Higgins/W.A.Davison) with Thomas Carnacki and Neighbourhood public radio)

2007

"Water Witch", Hanlan's point, Toronto (solo)

2006

"Salt Marie Celeste" piece, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, U.S.A. (collaboration with W.A. Davison and Nurse With Wound)
"Wolfli" piece, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, USA (collaboration with W.A Davison and Nurse With Wound)
"Woods Witch", High Park, Toronto, ON (solo)

2005

"Frida" (as part of Canada Council grant project), Private Rooftop, Toronto, ON (solo)
"Fairy House", Nothumberland Playground Community Garden, Toronto, ON (solo)
"Walking The Labyrinth", High Park, Toronto, ON (solo)
"Return To The Ground", Northumberland Playground Community Garden, Toronto, ON (solo)
"Burning The Broom", Ward's Island, Toronto, ON (solo)
"Cleansing Ritual", Artist's home, Toronto, ON (solo)

2004

"Harvest Home", Northumberland Playground Community Garden, Toronto, ON (solo)

2003

"I Come From Here",  Batley Train Station environs, Batley, Yorkshire, England (UK) (solo)
"Travelling Bureau", various locations, London, Leeds, and Halifax, UK (collaboration with W.A. Davison, as members of I.B.R.I.)

2002

"The Lovers" intervention, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (collaboration with W.A. Davison as SOTNE)
Emergence exhibition, Live Art Space, Toronto, ON - official appearance of IBRI members, Higgins, Davison, Hausner
"Traveling Bureau", various locations including Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y., USA (collaboration with W.A.Davison as members of I.B.R.I.)
"Traveling Bureau", Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (collaboration with W.A.Davison as members of I.B.R.I.)
"Traveling Bureau", Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (collaboration with W.A.Davison as members of I.B.R.I.)

2000

"Visiting With Big Mum" (as part of Canada Council Grant project), "7a*11d - 3rd International Festival of Performance Art", Art System Gallery, Toronto, ON (solo)
"First Recordist Improvisational Cinema", Latvian Hall, Toronto, ON (collaboration with 10 musicians and 2 projectionists)
"Headless", Six Heads collaborating with SU-EN Butoh Co. from Sweden, 7a*11d Festival, Art System, Toronto, ON

1999

"Max 4S-10C", intervention, Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON (as member of Torpor Vigil Industries)
"Black Flag" intervention, Old City Hall, Toronto, ON (as member of Cult of Po-Po)
"Burning Poetry To Make A New Poem", Imbolc: Annual Fire Festival, Ward's Island, Toronto, ON (solo)

1998

"Bureau/Office", Art Action 1958-1998 performance festival/colloquium, Le Lieu, Quebec City, QUE (as member of Puppet Government)
"Boys And Girls Come Out To Play", 7a11d Festival of Performance Art, Into the Wasteland event (empty railway lands) Toronto, ON (solo)
"Marian Apparition", Songscapes event organized by Toronto Nomad Territory, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON (solo)
"Burning The Hag", Midwinter Fire Festival (Imbolc), Ward's Island, Toronto, ON (solo)
Untitled, Nomadity event organized by T.N.T., A Space and Cinecycle, Toronto, ON (solo)

1997

"Penitent", Wasteland Cathedral event (abandoned building, 45 Parliament St.), Toronto, ON (solo)
"Ophelia", Trinity Square, Toronto, ON (street performance) (solo)
"Smotherhood", 12th Annual Open Spring Performance Festival, Forest City Gallery, London, ON (solo)
"Brigid's Bed", Imbolc: Festival of Feminine Fire, Ward's Island, Toronto, ON (solo)
Super Super-8 Film Festival (from San Diego), The 360, Toronto, ON (as member of Urban Refuse Group)
"Music For Opposite Oxygen", The First Recordist Soiree event, I.B.R.I., Toronto, ON (collaboration with W.A.Davison as Songs of the New Erotics)

1996

"Self-Alienation And Origami", Rencontre Performance event, Cinecycle, Toronto, ON (collaboration with W.A.Davison and Hungarian artist BMZ)


COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCES (sound/music)

2012

The Tranzac, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
Nihilist Spasm Band "Nothing Is Forever" LP launch, Double Double Land, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)

2011

Art's Birthday, New Adventures In Sound Art, Wychwood Barns, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads. Collaboration with Ron Sakolsky and Sarah Peebles)
The 460, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
Forest City Gallery, London, ON (invitation only performance/recording session with members of Six Heads, Nihilist Spasm Band, Name With No Sound)
Six Heads LP Launch, Tranzac Club, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
Halo Halo, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)

2010

Six Heads (main stage), Electric Eclectics festival, Meaford, ON
Sublime Frequencies event, Teranga, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads. Opening for Robert Millis)
Somewhere There, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads. Collaboration with Alan Bloor)
Leftover Daylight series, Somewhere There, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)

2009

The Most Horrible Night In Your Life, Vol. 9, Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)

2008

Nuit Noire event, Bovine Sex Club, Toronto, ON (collaboration with W.A.Davison)
Renaissance Cafe, Toronto. ON (as member of Six Heads)
This Ain't The Rosedale Library, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
Fun Razor, 61 Major, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
Sound Eye Festival, Tanso, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (as part of Ambient Ping Buddha Boxers)
The Dead Of Winter Will Not Be Silent Festival, Renaissance Cafe, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)

2007

Six Heads Noise Picnic, Ward's Island, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
Art Bar, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON (as member of Green-Faced Spirit)

2006

The Ambient Ping, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
Bummer In The Summer Festival, Transac Club, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)      
Ski Meat, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
The NOW Series, NOW Lounge, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)

2005

Six Heads, live at Oasis club, Toronto, ON
Irr. App. (Ext.), live at New Works Studio, Toronto, ON (collaboration with artists W.A. Davison from Toronto, Greg Sharpen and  M.S. Waldren from California and Steve Stapleton from Ireland)
Oasis, Toronto, ON (collaboration with A.Zukerman, W.A.Davison)

2004

Lexiconjury, Cameron House, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
Torpor Vigil Dream Bazaar, Cameron House, Toronto, ON (collaboration with W.A.Davison)
"No. 13, Dovehouse (Hands)", Dovercourt House, Toronto, ON (collaboration with W.A. Davison as Songs of the New Erotics)
Recordist Open House, E.N.O.T.C.A. Studio, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads and ad hoc groupings)
Six Heads, live at opening of Stephen Riggins show, Around A Book: Art, Archives and Memorabilia, This Ain't The Rosedale Library, Toronto, ON

2003

Six Heads, live at the Ambient Ping, C'est What/Club Nia, Toronto, ON
Six Heads, live on "The Clear Spot", Resonance FM, London, UK

2001

Six Heads, live at Eugene's Sunday Series, Artword Theatre, Toronto, ON

2000

Aleph Null, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads)
Art System, Toronto, ON (as member of Urban Refuse Group with Pete Mosher, Colin Hinz, and W.A.Davison. Large collective with changing membership)

1999

Toronto Vs. Tokyo, (MSBR, Govt. Alpha from Japan and URG from Toronto), Reverb, Toronto, ON (as member of Urban Refuse Group)
Silence and Brutality, Holy Joe’s, Toronto, ON (as member of Urban Refuse Group)
The Improviser’s Series, Idler Pub, Toronto, ON (one-off performance with W.A.Davison, J.Bailey, T.Krakowiak)

1998

Urban Refuse Group, The Improviser's Series, Idler Pub, Toronto, ON
Neoism In Theory And Practice, Ontario College Of Art And Design, Toronto, ON (as member of Phycus)
John Porter's Open Screening and All-Request Show, Latvian House, Toronto, ON (as member of Urban Refuse Group)
Porter In The Nineties, Ted's Wrecking Yard, Toronto, ON (as member of Urban Refuse Group)
Pleasure Dome Annual Open Screening, Cinecycle, Toronto, ON (as member of Urban Refuse Group)
Birdworks, vacant lot on Bathurst St. (N. of Queen), Toronto, ON (as member of Urban Refuse Group)

1997

Ritual 1: Creation, The Concert Hall (Masonic Temple), Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
Toronto And The World, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
It's After The End Of The Werld...With Hakim Bey, Symptom Hall, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
Myth and Reality 2 fundraiser, DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
Mother Jones Was Not A Magazine fundraiser, Oasis Club, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
The 360, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
"Window Performance #4", I.B.R.I., Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
Fuck Toronto zine launch, El Mocambo, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)

1996

Legacy of Rust Festival, Savage Garden, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
Live at 455, DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
The Notorious Net Happening fundraiser, Amaranth Bauhaus, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)
Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON (as member of U.R.G.)


PUBLISHED WORK

2018

Untitled collage (collaboration with W.A.Davison), _Vies De Saint-Artuad_ , La Vertebre et le Rossignol (numero 5), Canada
"Milleforte" collaborative text (with W.A.Davison), "Archeology of Hope" exhibition catalogue, Head Louse Press, UK

2017

Cover collage for Various Artists "Two Halves: Volume Two", net release, panpanpanaviandistresscall/Bandcamp, USA/Can (collaboration with Sheila Scoville)

2016

Collage illustration for Peculiar Mormyrid #4 magazine (Breton issue), USA
Collage illustration for Peculiar Mormyrid #3 magazine (Sea issue), USA

2015

Various documents and art, _A PHALA: Revista do Movimento Surrealista 3_, Sergio Lima, Miguel Pérez Corrales, Miguel de Carvalho (editors), Miguel de Carvalho (publisher), Portugal

2014

Untitled collage/illustration for Provocative Rituals II artist book, Black Horizons, USA
La Chasse A L'Objet Du Desir exhibition catalogue and CD, Sonambula Editions, Can/USA
Various Artists "Patricide 7 - Surrinema" book and DVD, Dark Windows Press, UK

2011

Untitled collage (with W.A.Davison), News From The Already Dead art book, Merl Fluin, London, UK
"Haunting" collaborative text with W.A.Davison, News From The Already Dead art book, Merl Fluin, London, UK

2010

Cover collage illustration for Beatriz Hausner _Sew Him Up_, Quattro Books, Toronto, ON
Various untitled drawings by North Mutator (Davison/Higgins/Zentner), The Weird Watusi art book/7" record, Beniffer editions, Toronto, ON

2008

North Mutator (Davison/Higgins/Zentner) "Untitled", North Mutator, Toronto, ON (minicomic)

2007

excerpt from "Friendly" détourned comic (collaboration with W.A.Davison, S.Venright, K.Zentner), The Robber Bridegroom (webzine)
excerpt from "At The Home For Old Plants" détourned comic (collaboration with W.A.Davison, S.Venright, K.Zentner), The Robber Bridegroom (webzine)
excerpt from "Mistaken Identity" détourned comic (collaboration with W.A.Davison, S.Venright, K.Zentner), The Robber Bridegroom (webzine)
illustration (with W.A.Davison) for Six Heads "Ether" cassette cover, Psychform Records, USA

2004

Cover collage illustration for Beatriz Hausner _The Stitched Heart_, LyricalMyrical Press, Toronto, ON

1994

collage illustration (with W.A.Davison) for "Ex Oblivione" cassette, Anathema, Toronto, ON
collage illustration for Various Artists "To Step Outside And Keep Walking" CD, Freedom In A Vacuum/Swinging Axe Productions, USA/Can


CURATION/ORGANIZATION

2014

Fourms exhibition, The Rustic Owl, Toronto, ON (co-curated with W.A.Davison, L.Eisenstein, M.Laliberte)

2008

Fun Razor (Recordists Benefit Concert), 61 Major St., Toronto, ON

2007

Six Heads Noise Picnic concert/event, Ward's Island, Toronto, ON

2005

irr.app.(ext.)/Songs of the New Erotics concert, New Works Studio, Toronto, ON (co-organized with W.A. Davison)

2004

Recordist Open House, E.N.O.T.C.A. Studio, Toronto, ON (co-organized with W.A. Davison)

2000

Strangeways, 7a11d - 3rd International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, ON (co-curated with W.A.Davison)
I.B.R.I. Open Meeting, Anarchist Free Space, Toronto, ON (co-curated with W.A.Davison, 1999 - 2000)

1999-2001

Served for two years on the steering/programming commitee for 7a*11d  Int. Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, ON

1999

Imbolc: Annual Fire Festival, Ward's Island, Toronto, ON
I.B.R.I. Open Meeting, Anarchist Free Space, Toronto, ON (co-curated with W.A. Davison, weekly from Mar. 1999 to May 2000)

1997

First Recordist Soiree, I.B.R.I., Toronto, ON (co-curated with W.A. Davison, various artists and artforms)

1994

International Bureau of Recordist Investigation, Toronto, ON (multi-disciplinary art organization, 1994 - 2004)


ARTIST TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

2010

Visiting artist, L'Arche Toronto/Sol Express, Toronto, ON
 
2005

artist's talk, presented in "Modernist Movements: Dada/Surrealism in Europe and North America" (instructor: Prof. Ray Ellenwood), York University, Toronto, ON

1999

I.B.R.I. Open Meeting, presented at Anarchist Free School, Toronto, ON (workshop and lecture series Co-presented with W.A.Davison, weekly from Mar. 1999 to May 2000)
 

RADIO APPEARANCES

many interviews/performances/features on radio including, Difficult Listening, RTRFM Radio, Perth, Australia (as member of Urban Refuse Group, 2012), A Missing Sense, CKLN Radio, Toronto, ON (as member of Six Heads. Collaboration with Ron Sakolsky and Michael Waterman, 2011), No Beat Radio, CIUT Radio, Toronto, ON (with J.Bailey, W.A.Davison, 2011), No Pigeonholes (Oct. 10, 2010), KKUP Radio, San Francisco, USA (as member of Six Heads), "Arts In Review", KALX, UC Berkeley, California (2006), "The Clear Spot", Resonance FM, London, UK (2003), "Electric Storm / A  Missing Sense", CKLN Radio, Toronto, ON (1997, I999, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008), "Misanthropy 961", CJAM Radio, Windsor, ON (1998) and "Radio Marabu"( played on 13 European radio stations),  "Art On Air", CKLN Radio, Toronto, ON (1997),  "Jazzebel", CIUT Radio, Toronto, ON (1997), Temporary Nice Place, CIUT Radio, Toronto, ON (1996)


REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

2018

Michael Richardson (editor), _The International Encyclopedia Of Surrealism_, Bloomsbury, UK (encyclopedia entry)
Jose Miguel Perez Corrales, "“The archaelogy of hope”, en libro", Surrealismo Internacional blog, Jan. 4, 2018 (review)

2016

David Hopkins (editor), _A Companion to Dada and Surrealism_, Wiley-Blackwell, UK (encyclopedia entry)

2013

Gregory Betts, _Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations_, University Of Toronto Press, 2013
Steve Venright, "The Perfervid Underbelly of Recordism", Open Letter - Surrealism In Canada issue, Fifteenth Series, Number 3, Summer 2013 (article)
Prof. Melon, "Six Heads - Cardboard Oracle", Heathen Harvest webzine, Sept. 12, 2013 (review)

2012

Nick Storring, "Cardboard Oracle", Musicworks magazine, Spring 2012 issue #112 (review)
Travis Bird, "The Clicking of Mandibles Band (Six Heads), Cardboard Oracle LP", Foxy Digitalis (online magazine), July 2012 (review)
Elle Canada magazine, April 2012 issue (mini-profile)

2011

Mani Mazinani and Six Heads, "6 Heads", Offerings magazine, August 2011 issue (interview)
Jesse Locke, "Six Heads - Cardboard Oracle", Weird Canada webzine, Nov. 2011 (review)
Joele Walinga, "Six Heads - Cardboard Oracle", Offerings magazine, August 2011 issue (review)
Seth Scriver, "Six Heads - Official Bootleg", Offerings magazine, June 2011 issue (review)
"Six Heads - Cardboard Oracle", The Wire - Sleeves Received, The Wire, UK

2007

Kerry W. Zentner, "The Recordists", Mondo, June 18-25, 2007 issue (interview in online publication)
Machete Mob, "Six Heads", Machete Mob weblog, Mar. 23, 2007 (review)
Avantgardening, "Six Heads Ether C20", Smooth Assailing webzine, Mar.10, 2007 (review)

2005

Kevin Hainey, "Toronto's Expanding Head Bands", Eye Weekly, 08/11/05 issue
Lee Jackson, "Under The Microscope w/irr.app.(ext.)", Foxy Digitalis (online magazine), Aug. 2005
Duncan Simpson, "Rational Rhetoric Notwithstanding", Musique Machine (online magazine), June 2005

2004

"Musique Concretins or The Sound of Six Heads Scratching", Magizone #2, Winter 2004 issue, Music Gallery Institute, Toronto, ON (article)

2002

Scott MacKay, "The Lovers", Geist magazine, Winter 2002 issue
Ray Ellenwood with Gregory Betts, "Canada's Forgotten Surrealists", Artfocus magazine, Dec. 2002
Rebecca Caldwell, "Under the Sheets and in the Flesh", Globe and Mail, Sept. 21, 2002
7a*11d - 4th International Festival of Performance Art catalogue, Fall 2002
Vaso Communicante magazine (Mexico), July 2002

2001

Guerrilla Performance and Multimedia by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris, publisher: Continuum, London and NY (2001 and reprinted 2004 as The Guerilla Guide to Performance Art)
Art Action 1958 - 1998 edited by Richard Martel, publisher: Editions Intervention, QUE


DISCOGRAPHY

2016

Various artists "Readymade Mondo Anthem!" cassette, Black Horizons, USA

2014

Sirr(xt.) Heapp.ds (irr. app. (ext.) & Six Heads) "[??]" cassette, Readymades Tapes - Quality Since 1893, USA

2013

Six Heads "Toothless Pronouncements" cassette, Readymades Tapes - Quality Since 1893, USA

2011

Six Heads "Cardboard Oracle" LP, Wintage Records and Tapes, Can.
Six Heads "Official Bootleg" cassette, Wintage Records and Tapes, Can.
Urban Refuse Group "U.R.G. 3 (Collision)" CD, Inyrdisk, Can.

2010

Thomas Carnacki "The Disappearance Of This Terrible Spool" CD, Alethiometer Records, USA
Six Heads "Sn*ffl*s" CD, Disembraining Songs, Can.
Six Heads "Six Heads or the Appearance of Hairs Band" (reissue) net release, Surrism Phonoethics, Germany

2009

Six Heads "The Popeye Scat" cassette, Black Horizons, USA

2008

irr.app.(ext.) "Aspiring To An Empty Gesture, Vol. 1" CD, Errata In Excelsis, USA

2007

Six Heads "Ether" cassette, Psychform Records, USA

2003

Six Heads "Small, Rubber Voice from the Spectral Furnace" CD, Disembraining Songs, Can.

2001

Six Heads "Six Heads or the Appearance of Hairs Band" CD, Disembraining Songs, Can.

1997

Urban Refuse Group "U.R.G. 2 (Transmission)" cassette, Mutant Cactus Recordings, Can.

1996

Urban Refuse Group "U.R.G. 1 (Response)" cassette, Disembraining Songs, Can.

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