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Do·cent (noun) a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions.
You don’t have to get wild on this performance tour, but your docent will. Starting May 12 from 1-2pm and continuing every Saturday until September, an eclectic team of wild docents (read: drag queens, thespians and other outspoken characters) will be leading moderately historical tours of the Gladstone Hotel. Based loosely on fact and strongly in entertainment, you never know what your docent will do.
*Docents will rotate from tour-to-tour so don’t be shy to come back for seconds.
…Wendy W Fok (Artist, Architectural Designer and Urbanist) brilliantly crafted a series of simple sculptural elements, the ends of which cast shadows of some of the worlds best coastlines. It might have taken visitors to room 201 a little while to catch on but it was well worth the discovery.
Orest Tataryn is a practicing artist / designer / curator who uses light as his expressive medium. As a light sculptor he is interested in transformation – how light can transform space, create optical illusions, project afterimages, and alter perception. With light there is always a second factor and that is colour. Colour is very important both for it’s emotional resonance and for it’s dissonance – it sparks the curiosity. The relationships between light, colour, and shadow are the constant and conscious challenges and inspiration in the work.
field of flowers (above) was designed as a lighting project for Come Up To My Room 2006 and is now part of the Gladstone Permanent Collection.
…Gareth Bate painstakingly hand painted 325 portraits of historic figures onto mirrored discs for his room installation. From Gareths statement: Jewel Net of Indra is a cosmology representing the interconnectedness of humanity. It is based on a Mahayana Buddhist metaphor of an infinite net of jewels, each representing an individual. Every jewel is a reflection of all others. The installation attempts to represent the totality of lives lived. It is “everyone.”