Heretical Objects Collective believes firmly in pushing the boundaries of the visual arts, performance arts and music. Their collaborative approach ensures that projects are insightful, unique, and pragmatic. Their studio on Queen Street West is utilized as a space to think, discuss and create, being used as a venue to explore and develop sculptures, shoot films and create performance art. Within the group, Matthew Caudle is the primary singer/songwriter and lead guitarist for the Toronto band Wicked Witches and utilizes collage and painting techniques to construct visual works. Robert Cram works exclusively on public art projects creating installations that reflect on the politics of place, through promoting inter-activity to celebrate and accelerate the ephemeral qualities of space and time. A recent graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Guelph, Robert is also currently employed within the landscape architecture department at The Planning Partnership. At present Heretical Objects Collective consists of filmmakers, painters, sculptures, musicians and performance artists. Bands currently being produced within the group include Doom Squad, Wicked Witches, and The Silver Skeletons. Recently, Jaclyn Blumas and Robert Cram, of Heretical Objects Collective, collaborated to create an official installation for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche titled ‘glow-in-the-park.’
Gladstone Grow Op: Exploring landscape and place, is a four-day event that celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape and place across a broad range of creative practices. Grow Op will explore new territories and uncover new ways of expression and meaning through projects that represent a wide range of approaches from the prosaic to the poetic, the elemental to the ephemeral.
April 25 – 28, 2013