Nathan Whitford and Sarah Keenlyside collaborated at the 2012 ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche for Douglas Coupland’s Museum of the Rapture, and followed up the next year with their own installation titled Lightbridge for the 2013 ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche. Together they strive to push possibilities by combining documentary and art, and explore innovative environments to create new relationships between audience and screen.
Good Bones is a projection mapped installation that will draw attention to the unique architecture of Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel, exploring the notion of public and private space by creating a 3-dimensional illusion of transparency into the building from street level.
The hotel’s imposing size and unique architecture relative to the newer buildings surrounding it anchors the West Queen West area in history. But it’s also a somewhat dim corner of the city at night – the building isn’t lit up dramatically and so we lose its architectural presence after dark. And we can never see the bones inside – the way it would have appeared to the architects when it was just an idea on paper back in the late 1800s when it was first designed. The intention is to draw attention to the building with this added twist, to make it appear like a 3D architectural drawing.
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)