Hilary Hayes and Tim Richards have worked together since 2007. They create delightful, engaging experiences through varying media and environments. Their interest in conceptual, research-based approaches to creative projects frequently leads to playful takes on the normative and traditional, while maintaining the highest integrity and attention to detail in materials and processes.
A site-specific sculptural and dynamic lighting installation exploring the boundaries of combining natural materials and digital processes.Central to this exploration are experiments with accuracy, measurement, and replicability; sometimes allowing digital processes and models to guide the design and construction of artifacts, other times pushing back at them and allowing natural processes and human error to shape the work. The installation attempts to peer into and question the physical impossibility of absolute accuracy, and draw from it the only things that don’t change: models, instructions, code. The abstract ideals of the design process.
The installation explores the trend of procedurally-generated, parametric design, by translating the process from a computer-generated to a human-generated one. It aims to test the limits of current trends surrounding digital fabrication, computer art, and cyborg culture by challenging the normative roles of nature, human and computer.
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)