2015 frosted mylar, fishing line, servo motors and aurdrino
Ignite Edmonton Festival September 9 & 10, 2015 The Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB
As the starting point for this transitory site-specific work, the artists employed the conventional drafting materials of architects’ studios: frosted mylar. Taking this typically two-dimensional material and shaping it into three-dimensional objects, the artists created a network of complex formations. The assemblages connected to one another to create an environment of variegated densities and textures that amplified the festival’s themes of reinvention and creativity.
Photo credit: courtesy of the artists and Ampers and Grey
2015 paper and fishing line
The Walrus Talks Aboriginal City April 23, 2015 The Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
The North Saskatchewan River relocates and gathers the city of Edmonton in a multitude of ways. With divergent patterns and directions of force, the river’s winding path geographically separates the city into two parts. This installation is a homage to the fluid mechanics of the river and the study of how we are all a part of its current.
This installation was a part of a group exhibition coordinated by Dawn Saunders Dahl and Dawn Marie Marchand to accompany the Walrus Talks.
Photo credit: courtesy of the artist and Brice Ferre Studio
In collaboration with Lindsay Farr
2015 fabric, feathers and brass
Parka Patio January 31, 2015 Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, Edmonton, AB
This site-specific transitory work was created for Parka Patio, a fundraiser at Edmonton’s oldest artist-run centre. The 2015 event theme was Fort YEG: a reference to the city’s fur-trade roots, and the present day code for its international airport. With the idea of Edmonton's heritage in mind, the artists focused on the concept of warmth and layering. By amplifying ideas based on fur and women's petticoats, they investigated textures and textiles to evoke the oscillation in winter between warm and cold. Hanging overhead, these adaptations suggested floating icebergs, snow, the aura borealis and clouds.
Lindsay Farr's Bio Lindsay Farr is an Intern Architect, currently living and working in Edmonton. She attended the Fine Art Program at MacEwan University in 2004, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006 from the University of Lethbridge. In 2007 Farr completed a self-directed studio at the University of Alberta, exploring methods of drawing and printmaking. After working in Edmonton for several years, she returned to school to obtain a Master of Architecture at the University of Calgary. In 2012 she spent a semester living and studying architecture in Barcelona, Spain and participated in an Urban Systems studio in Amsterdam.
Photo credit: courtesy of the artists and Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture
2014 crystals, crystal solution, brass and glass
July 2014 Creative Practices Institute, Edmonton, AB
By capturing the branching logic of an evolving formation upon a constant logic this transformation will challenge the legibility of a point to line to surface relationship.
By indexing a crystalline geometry (algorithmic investigation) onto a prescriptive geometry of relative objects (analogue rhythm) generative effects will begin to suggest something beyond its literal self; a coded index as suggested by Peter Eisenman. Through the use of drawing a forecast of different spatial configurations will occur by abstracting the regularity of the original surface and structure. The designed mediation between two distinct tectonic geometries will create movement and formation over time re-contextualizing the index as it evolves and shifts between its present and future states.
fox farm hq
2013 wood framing with plywood sheeting and paint
Ramble in the Bramble September 6 - 27, 2013 Whitemud Creek, Edmonton, AB
For this transitory public art exhibition, the artist designed a grandstand-like structure to encourage reflection and interaction on a typically busy trail in Edmonton’s river valley. The structure was placed in an open area facing a v-shaped trail to highlight two viewpoints: one of Whitemud Creek and the other of Fox Farm.
Photo Credit: courtesy of the artist and Aspen Zettel
quarters community garden
2012 - 2014
Dirt City : Dream City Transitory Public Art Exhibition July 2012 - Summer 2014 The Quarters, Edmonton, AB
This site provided an opportunity for residents, organizations and communities of the Quarters neighbourhood to have a place to plant in the garden and to relax in a collective area. The Quarters is on the eastern edge of downtown undergoing revitalization under The Quarters Downtown Plan provided by the City to Edmonton. The neighbourhood has a rich diversity of civil (police station), federal (law courts) and Chinese Community presence along with economic disparity present in the area.
The garden used biodegradable wattles, which are commonly used for irrigation, as the perimeter border for each garden bed. This material allowed for the curvature of the panoptic plan, written about by Michel Foucault in his text Discipline and Punishment. The Panopticon was designed to allow the observer in the center to have a clear sight of others who may or may not know they are being observed along the periphery.
Photo credit: courtesy of the artist and the Edmonton Arts Council
the office show
May 21 - 25, 2009 Group Exhibition curated by Tiffany Shaw-Collinge Storefront on 124 street, Edmonton, AB
Popular television shows like “The Office” and the movie “Office Space” have drawn attention to the daily routines of office workers. The Office Show took this idea further, exploring both the architecture of office spaces, such as cubicles and corner offices, and the habits of workers who live in such spaces.
Blair Brennan Kenneth Doren Robert Harpin & Jon Lawson David Janzen Lindsay MacDonald Royden Mills Gerry Morita aAron munson Christopher Payne Jan Peacock Amie Rangel Tim Rechner & Craig Talbot Patrick J. Reed
Generous support for this exhibition was given by Melcor Developments, Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, Art Rental and Sales Gallery at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Douglas Printing, Media Artchitecture Design Edmonton (MADE) and the Canada Council.
March 15 - 18, 2007 Group Exhibition curated by Robert Harpin, Tiffany Shaw-Collinge and Aspen Zettel 3-storey abandoned apartment, Edmonton, AB
The Apartment Show drew on concepts of abandonment and voyeurism, blurring the lines between art, theatre, dance and music. Artists from Edmonton and Calgary occupied rooms within four empty apartments.
Blair Brennan (apt 5, bedroom) Richard Brown (apt 5, livingroom) Bonnie Fan (mailboxes) Jessie Forman (apt 2, kitchen) Robert Harpin (apt 6, bedroom) squatters (apt 1, kitchen) Jonathan Kaiser (apt 6, bathroom) Wallis Kendal (apt 2, bathroom) Shane Krepakevich (apt 6, closet) Jonathan Lawson (apt 2, livingroom) Lindsay Macdonald (apt 6, closet) Agnieszka Matejko (janitor’s closet) Mindy Yan Miller (apt 1, livingroom) aAron Munson (apt 1, closet) Holly Newman (apt 2, bedroom) Andrea Pinheiro (apt 2, crawl space) Sian Ramsden (apt 5, kitchen) Tim Rechner (north stairwell) Gabriela Rosende (apt 2, closet) Tiffany Shaw-Collinge (apt 5, closet) Clint Wilson (apt 5, closet) Yarko Yopyk (south stairwell)
Featured performances during the exhibition included: The Occupants (Gerry Morita and Thom Golub), Kathy Ochoa, KelleY BoleN, Electricity for Everybody!, illfit outfit and The Blazing Violets.
This exhibition was free to attend. Donations were given to ihuman Youth Society. Generous support was given by Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture and Abbey Lane Homes