…Lost Nation realized the perfect storm of a Canadiana camping homage and alien superstructure. Lost Nation makes custom furniture and is interested in exploring how to bring the outdoors inside.
- Food + Drink
…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.
…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.”
…Interstice Studio cast their paper clip net over the main space in the 2nd floor gallery. Victoria Beltrano, Fiona Lim Tung & Kristen Lim Tung’s CAST explored the potentials of material reuse. The sculptural form was part textile weave, part crafting genius.
COME UP TO MY ROOM 2013
The Gladstone Hotel’s 10th Annual Alternative Design Event
January 24 – 27, 2013 (Coinciding with Toronto International Design Festival and the Interior Design Show)
Submissions Deadline: JUNE 7, 2012
ATTENTION: DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, VISUAL ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, SCULPTORS, WRITERS, MUSICIANS, SET DESIGNERS, PROP MAKERS, SOUND ENGINEERS, CERAMACISTS, TEXTILE ARTISTS, CRAFTS PEOPLE, FILMOGRAPHERS, PRINT MAKERS, NEW MEDIA ARTISTS, PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, and ALL CREATIVE MAKERS:
The Gladstone Hotel seeks Expressions of Interest for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary design and installation-based projects for The Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event, COME UP TO MY ROOM. The tenth installment of CUTMR will take place from January 24 to 27, 2013 at the historic Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto.
As this is an important anniversary for this ever-expanding show, the tenth installment will emphasize the idea that formed the basis for the very first CUTMR – occupying and altering a space in a dramatic, conceptual, or experimental way. Special consideration will be given to submissions that push the limits of the Gladstone site further than ever, including pushing site-specific installations outside the hotel and into the surrounding neighbourhood.
Site-specific work will be mounted in the rooms and public spaces in the second floor Gladstone Gallery and ground floor spaces of the hotel.
Ideal candidates for juried consideration are practitioners who approach their discipline with a radical personal vision, and who use design to converse, connect, collaborate and construct delight in the unexpected.