The Torontonians are the teenagers in residence at the Gladstone Hotel, often seen taking over Mammalian Diving Reflex’s office on the second floor. Together they create performances, question the status quo, give lectures, make videos, dance on the street, take photos, draw penises, check cell phones, play cellos, draw bunnies, take the TTC, ride bikes and rap about Rob Ford.
The Torontonians, Mammalian Diving Reflex’s teen collective, has commandeered room 201 at the Gladstone Hotel’s annual design showcase: Come Up to My Room. Applying a manic and hyper teen aesthetic, the Torontonians ask for a little privacy in this very public moment as they hide in their blanket forts, looking at who-the-hell-knows-what on Reddit, whispering gossip about you and your ugly shoes, and praying they won’t be killed in the avalanche of their piled belongings: dirty socks, bongs, manga, teddy bears, homework, homework and more homework. Get out of my room!
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) Toronto’s largest alternative design show enters a new decade with new initiatives and a diverse lineup of local and national talent: 25 installations, 60 artists, and 4000 visitors, all in under 4 days. Gladstone Managing Director of Art, Britt Welter-Nolan is joined by three new curatorial forces: Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram and Elise Hodson.
CUTMR11: Thurs Jan 23 – Sun 26, 2014
- Opening Reception: Sat Jan 25, 2014 | 7-11pm
- Hours: Thurs 6-8pm, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm
- Price: $10 ($5 for students on January 24th)