KRDW is a Toronto-based design collective, founded in 2011 by Kristin Ross and Danielle Whitley. The work explores both built projects as well as speculative research in the realms of architecture, design and placemaking with a keen interest in questions of temporality, ephemerality, public space, landscape and culture.
The public space installation proposes to combine the intimacy of the Gladstone hotel setting juxtaposed with the large-scale broad reach of Toronto as a city. The project will seek to envelope the viewer with a 3-dimensional swath of the city, testing notions of scale, density, pattern making and form.
As the swath cuts across different neighbourhoods and urban conditions, the installation will wrap the surfaces of the interior corridor. Spaces of mass and void, light and shadow will be revealed to the viewer out of context. The project aims to bring the urban fabric to a macro scale by creating a pattern – a tangible object – that works to translate the fabric of the city in which we live. The viewer is invited to experience the community that he/she may visit daily from a different perspective.
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)