Kantor (aka Monty Cantsin) founder of Neoism?!, is a media artist / producer who
has been active in the fields of media arts for more than two decades, consciously
working with new technical possibilities of sound and visual presentation (performance,
robotics, installation,sound, music, video, new media)
main subjects are the decay of technology and the struggle of the individual in
a technological society. His work has been described by the media as rebellious,
anti-authoritarian, intellectually assaultive, as well as technically innovative
and highly experimental. Istvan's radically changing and often extreme, yet creative
ambitions are always related to his living environment and social condition. Kantor
lived in Budapest, Paris, Montreal, New York and is presently a resident of Toronto.
recent years, Istvan has participated at major international performance and video
events in Canada, USA, Transylvania, France, Yugoslavia, Spain, Poland, Mexico,
England, Scotland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Holland and Japan.
1997, his work was shown at Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen, Germany; WRO '97 Medi
Art Biennale in Wroczlaw, Poland; 7a*11d in Toronto, Canada; World Wide Video
Festival in Amsterdam, Holland; 3rd Manifestation Internationale Video et Art
Electronique in Montreal, Canada; ROOTless '97 in Hull, England; Spiel Art '97
in Munchen, Germany; and the Electronic Media Forum at the Bauhaus Center in Dessau,
He also coordinated a series of Neoist?! anti-events that took place in three
cities in Hungary.
1996, Kantor performed/exhibited new works at the Music Gallery; DeLeon White
Gallery; Media Forum '96; Cinecycle; Savage Garden; 372; and Symptom Hall in Toronto.
And at Body Archives; Roulette; Knitting Factory; and Void in New York City. A
special program of his video work was presented at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema