Corinne Thiessen’s multidisciplinary practice explores social norms, self-regulation and acting out. Michael Trommer uses sound and vibration as vehicles for the investigation of both real and metaphorical space. As a collective, they create uncanny, sensorial fairytales, evoking the dissimulated reality lurking behind the hyperreal of the everyday.
Two figures stand on either side of the bed, facing each other. They rest their heads on plastic cups against the wall, eavesdropping. The room is dark; the occasional beam of light trails across the wall as a car passes, revealing their preoccupation before settling them into darkness again.
Come Up To My Room 2015 (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s 12th annual alternative design event. 25 installations, 40 artists, and 4000 visitors, and with an extended run of 10 days! CUTMR invites artists and designers to show us what goes on inside their heads. Coming together in dialogue and collaboration, participants are limited only by their imaginations, making CUTMR one of the most exciting shows in Toronto. The exhibition, curated by Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram and Caitlin Plewes, as been running for over a decade and was voted the People’s Choice for the 2014 Toronto Design Offsite Festival.
CUTMR’15 runs from January 16th to 25th, 2015 / $10 / Monday to Friday from 12pm to 5pm / Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm
Design Pirates: Thursday Jan 15th 8pm *
Opening Party: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015 from 7pm – 10pm
Music Events: Friday Jan 16th & Thurs Jan 22nd, 9pm – 2am *
Closing Party: Saturday Jan 25th, 7pm – 10pm
Love Design Party: Saturday, Jan 24th, 10pm – 2am