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The Abzurbs is a performance group of Winnipeg artists who work in many media. Founded in 2003 by Dominique Rey, Cliff Eyland and Tannis Kohut, the group quickly grew to include artists and musicians William Eakin, Ryan Ahoff, Lancelot Coar, Amanda Ing, Vanessa Rigaux, Craig Love, Florian Lassnig and others, all of whom adopt Abzurb names and personas for Abzurb activities. The Abzurbs think fondly of Fluxus, Dada, Situationist and other performance artists as they play, but they also make objects, including photographs, paintings, drawings, installation, sculptures, videos, and works in multimedia and design. The Abzurbs encourage free play and unrepressed, impulsive behavior in themselves and their audiences. The group has played officially and unofficially at Gavin Brown's bar in New York City, at Winnipeg's Platform, Edge and Cream Galleries, the Manif d'art in Quebec City and spontaneously in Toronto, New York, and Winnipeg. Its work has been published in the United Kingdom's Frieze magazine and on the cover of Canada's Broken Pencil magazine. The Abzurbs are currently developing proposals for exhibitions that combine performances, performance detritus and original works.

Fondé en 2003 par Dominique Rey, Cliff Eyland et Tannis Kohut, le groupe s'est épanoui pour inclure les artistes et musiciens William Eakin, Ryan Ahoff, Lancelot Coar, Amanda Ing, Vanessa Rigaux, Craig Love et Florian Lassnig, chacun ayant adopté un nom et un personnage Abzurb. Les Abzurbs ont une grande affection pour le Fluxus, le Dadaïsme et les Situationnistes International. Les Abzurbs font surtout la performance, mais ils jouent aussi à la création d’objets, y compris en photographie, peinture, dessin, installation, sculpture, vidéo, en multimédia et en graphisme. Les Abzurbs encouragent le jeu libre et un comportement impulsif et indompté. Ils ont joué officiellement et officieusement au bar Gavin Brown à New York, au gala de la revue Border Crossings, aux galeries Platform, Edge et Cream à Winnipeg, à la Manif d'art de Québec, en plus de performances spontanées à Toronto, New York et Winnipeg. Ils ont apparu dans la revue Frieze et sur la couverture de Broken Pencil. Les Abzurbs élaborent actuellement des propositions pour des expositions regroupant des œuvres originales, la performance et ses détritus.