Updated Bibliography

July 11, 2016 http://bit.ly/0711SToyReviewAtMed
July 7, 2016 https://issuu.com/gioula/docs/program_miden_7-8_july_16_eng
Mar 28, 2016 http://brujoart.com/sylvia-toy-st-louis-wearing-my-t-shirt-in-her-film/
2014-2015 http://www.magmart.it/five/
Dec 28, 2013 http://patcostonmoviereviews.blogspot.com/2013/12/review-of-scifi-movies-in-2013.html
Dec 21, 2013 http://timeisloveshow.blogspot.com/2013/12/list-of-artists-time-is-love7-2014.html
July 20, 2013 https://issuu.com/galeriechartier/docs/a_collection_of_video_artists_from_/1
May 2013 http://vlog.videoart.net/?s=sylvia+toy
2012-2013 http://www.artchannel.info/page/archive
2011-2013 http://www.artchannel.info/page/user_profile/456
July 23, 2012 http://hoodline.com/2012/07/tag-youre-it-a-video-compilation-of-graffiti-on-linden
Sept 1, 2011 http://vip.newmediafest.org/?page_id=674 (Artist Interview)
Dec 2, 2010  http://alteredesthetics.org/gallery-events/exhibitions/advertiing
April 1, 2010 http://alteredesthetics.org/gallery-events/exhibitions/resident-artist-vi-creative-collaborations
Aug 1, 2008 http://alteredesthetics.phanfare.com/2567368

“Artist Retrospective: The Unsung Genius of Sylvia Toy” by Cathrin Gordon

Artist Retrospective: The Unsung Genius of Sylvia Toy

After watching Sylvia Toy’s first cut of The Harpy, I find myself asking, Who is Sylvia Toy? Why don’t I know about her? In many ways, Sylvia Toy is Genius personified.

 

A new short: THE HARPY (first cut, 8 minutes, 2016)

A female goddess awakens from a 10,000-year coma only to discover that her kind is extinct.

This project began “edited out” of my current major project, KILLER JANE (about a woman has nightmares that she is a serial killer). However, though the Harpy has a lot of nightmare potential, she emerged with too much subtext not to be a protagonist in her own right. The character really spoke to me, revealing that her sister gods had banished her and put her into what was supposed to be a permanent sleep because she disagreed with the gods’ creation of the humans and said it was a “mistake.” Since in the world of this story gods don’t make mistakes, the Harpy was a heretic. Ironically, when she awakens, the only remaining living member of her lineage is a god, a First One, who also was condemned to eternal sleep as a heretic.

I am still working on fleshing out the resolution of this short movie, but essentially, it is finished.