Andy Fabo

Michael Balser, born in 1952 and Andy Fabo born in 1953, have been producing work collaboratively since 1987. Michael Balser is a performance and video artist who has been active in the Toronto video community as a producer, curator, and lecturer since the early 1980's. His videotapes have been included in festival and museum screenings internationally. Andy Fabo works primarily as a visual artist. He studied fine arts at the Alberta College of Art and at the University of Calgary. He is a founding member of the artist collective ChromaZone and is also active as a curator and lecturer. His drawings, installations and bookworks have been critically acclaimed and widely exhibited in Canada and abroad. In recent years, Fabo and Balser have focused upon issues of AIDS and sexuality in both their collaborative and individual work. In 1989, their Survival of the Delirious, won First Prize, New Narratives, at the 1989 Atlanta Film & Video Festival. Collaborative videography includes Beyond the Helms of the Sensors (1992), Blood Risk (1989), Survival of the Delirious (1988), Pogo-Stick Porno Romp (1987). Balser's videography includes High Risk Safe Sex (1992), Total Amnesia (1991), Incident at Faux-Rock (1991), Television is a Dream (1990), The Great AZT Debate (1990), Fear of Everything in the Universe (1987), Found Not Lost (1987), Astroturf (I - IV) (1987), Jerungdu (1986), One Big Change (1985), How do They Make it Rain in the Movies (1984).

Artist Code: 831


Beyond The Helms Of The Sensors

1992, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

Blood Risk

1989, 22:00 minutes, colour, English

Survival of the Delirious

1988, 15:00 minutes, colour, English

Pogo Stick Porno Romp

1987, 09:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Unravelling The Grid/"Substitute City" at the Power Plant
by Andy Fabo. C Magazine, Summer 2001, no. 70.
Queer Art Stock-Taking
by Kim Fullerton. Xtra!, Dec. 30, 1999, no. 396.
After AIDS: Michael Balser and Andy Fabo's "Stamina"
by Darien Taylor. Fuse, Apr. 1999, v. 23, no. 1.
A Rambling Fireside Commentary on the Seven Dukes of Kleinberg
by Andy Fabo. Fuse, June 1997, v. 20, no. 3.
Notes on "Scoping Boys" and "Scoping Girls": Scoping Girls and...
by Robert Lee and Lee Rodney. Fuse, 1997, v. 20, no. 4.
Double Agents: Video Art Addressing Aids
by John Greyson. VIDEO re/VIEW: The (best) Source for Critical Writings on Canadian Artists' Video, 1996. Toronto: Art Metropole and Vtape, 1996.
Fabo, Balser to receive arts award for influence
by Val Ross. The Globe and Mail, Sept. 14, 1995.
Video Art without fear
by Carolyn Bennett. EYE WEEKLY, Jan. 13, 1994.
Technique Serves Content in Trinity video Collection
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 13, 1994, v. 13, no. 20.
Art and Aids: Artists join fight for awareness with public video...
by Nancy Tousley. Calgary Herald, Dec. 1, 1993.
The Wedding Album: Part 1 - The Ed Nasello Story
by Michael Balser. foreground, 1992.
Let's Get Engaged
by Andy Fabo. Fuse, June 1990, v. 13, no. 5.
Portrait of an artist in the age of AIDS
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe and Mail, May 6, 1989.
The Revolver: The Embattled Body: Aids and the Current Crisis of...
by Dot Tuer. Canadian Art, Summer 1989, v. 6, no. 2.
Video News
by Kim Tomczak. Fuse, Nov. 1988, v. 12, no. 3.