About SylviaToyStLouis

Award winning actor, filmmaker & performance artist. Vocalist. Internationally screening movies since 2008. I sell streaming video, but almost 600 are free. Theatre artist 1990-2007. Professional sculptor 1985-2010. I write about Acting, mental health & artist self-promotion. I seek occasional (2 or 3 times yearly) live performance opportunities. My prospectus, https://kitchenscenesstudio.wordpress.com/the-harpy-tribunal-a-live-multimedia-performance/ BIBLIOGRAPHY Artist Retrospective: The Unsung Genius of Sylvia Toy (http://bit.ly/0711SToyReviewAtMed)

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https://kitchenscenesstudio.wordpress.com/curriculum-vitae/ I will no longer blog here. Please follow me on Instagram.


My Bipolar & Asperger Peer Posts: Archived

I am no longer peer blogging here. I make public peer posts on my Facebook page.

I have archived my WordPress peer posts on a new page, Archived Blogposts, which has two sub-pages, Asperger’s Peer Blog and Bipolar Peer Blog. Please note the Indices are still in progress as I have not figured how to internally link the titles to the posts.

By Danish Filmmaker, Danny Germansen: KICKING DOWNWARDS

Available now from Brujo Art Company, KICKING DOWNWARDS.

“Being a victim of bullying while I was depressed and suffering from mental breakdown. I have been hunted by these impressions and has now done two videos about how some people treat another person when they discover that person is weak. I experienced that this is very common and that many people do this.” Danny Germansen.

Actor, Marek Magierecki. Camera, Steffen Graumann.

My Review of Tess Collins’ “The Hunter of Hertha, Book Two: The Midnight Valley Quartet”

Hunter of Hertha

My review of this lovely book.

Novelist, Tess Collins

Novelist, Tess Collins

A coal miner’s granddaughter, TESS COLLINS was born and raised in a crater. Yes, really, a crater formed by the impact of an asteroid millions of years ago where her hometown, Middlesboro, Kentucky was eventually built. 

Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Danny Germansen


Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Danny Germansen

Still: Danny Germansen in Alison Williams’ 2013 film, Tea in a Thundercup

A screening of video art that has strong roots in performance, postponed until a later date to be announced in 2014.

The artists include Pedro Alba, Camille Escudero, Francesca Fini, Danny Germansen & sylviatoyindustries.

Danny Germansen (Denmark). Mr. Germansen is showing INNER PROJECTIONS FROM A BROKEN MAN, a collection of video and film from the last 12 years of his life. This body of work was inspired by Danny Germansen’s own life with disability, depression, and mental breakdown.


As an ongoing problem in the industrialized world the human race gets more and more lonely and alienated. The world turns faster and faster and people are more busy than ever working, making career, making family, making money and having all the right material stuff and doing all the socially acceptable things that are the norm of society!

It is in this world where the sick and weak humans go under the radar and live outside society. They live on the edge of society in isolation, loneliness and alienation!

These film and videos by Danny Germansen show the humans who are down and out in society without the possibility of saving themselves! It is the mentally ill and physically challenged who are not able to follow the fast modern society!

No one thinks about these people. They are on their own, sometimes caught in a life full of pain. Some choose suicide as their last resort.

It is with inspiration in his own life that Danny makes these videos/films that sometimes might seem embarrassing and ruthless. But these only are true emotions that all humans would capable of feeling if they were in the same situation.”

Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Francesca Fini (Italy)

with-an-helmet-3A screening of video art that has strong roots in performance, postponed until a later date to be announced in 2014.

The artists include Pedro Alba, Camille Escudero, Francesca Fini, Danny Germansen & sylviatoyindustries.

Francesca Fini (Italy). Ms. Fini works with mixed media, video and performance art. Her live projects, always addressing issues related to femininity and investigating the relationship between the individual and society and politics, are mixed with lo-fi technology, homemade interaction design devices, live audio and video.

While she is a vanguard artist, creating and touring new work at an astonishing pace, one must take particular note of one of her current, ongoing projects, CIRCUITI (CIRCUITS). Ms. Fini describes CIRCUITI as “a series of mixed-media works that assemble and integrate traditional painting, collage, digital manipulation of video stills printed on canvas or paper, performance art “relics” and digital discs (DVDs, miniCDs) used as design elements in the artwork but also containing an original videoperformance where the artwork itself is part of the picture, like a witness or like a reflection in a mirror. A woolen thread ties and holds together all these elements, creating a sort of “connective” drawing which becomes the signature of the project. The main concept of the works lies in this ongoing shift from analog to digital and back, like a needle going in and out while sewing a fabric, so that the artworks are made for the videos that they hold and the videos are made for the artworks they belong, in a way that you can’t establish what is the beginning and the end of the process.”

The concept is breathtaking. CIRCUITI.

Your Skin Is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Pedro Alba (Spain)



A screening of video art that has strong roots in performance, postponed until a later date to be announced in 2014. The artists include Pedro Alba, Camille Escudero, Francesca Fini, Danny Germansen & sylviatoyindustries.

Pedro Alba (Spain). “PERFORMANCE & EXPERIMENTAL ARTIST ON THE PROCESS OF COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.” His work is based on the development of ideas and concepts worked from the transmedia and multidisciplinary. Mr. Alba’s work is like an open research laboratory and he believes that “video is not going to be a discipline that will escape.” He uses video in a variety of ways: as the investigation of public participation as an integral part of the film to make it the protagonist experiential of the same; as the creation of short dark films based on action art and post-theater; as reflecting on contemporary society; and finally from a more cinematic aspect, Mr. Alba performs a series of experimental documentary films that sometimes begin with a simple idea and other times through a deeper documentation process.

Mr. Alba is a collaborative artist, working with a larger company that creates transmedia art from original and unique concepts. A recent collaborative work, THE PATATERO, policy and performance in 2013, is an excellent example of the integral nature of public participation in Mr. Alba’s work.

Pedro Alba is the director of the only internet tv, in Spanish, dedicated to action art and performance (TV ElRetreteRosa RR_Tv). He is also the director of the KAPAS / International Performance & Antisystem Itinerant Film Festival, with more than 10 European cities such as headquarters.

Mr. Alba’s show TROIKA, CONTRACOMUNICACIÓN Y POSTPERIODISMO is currently running at The Grey Square in Tarragona, Spain. http://www.pedroalba.com.