Ignite Edmonton Festival September 9 & 10, 2015 The Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta 16' x 16' x 5' frosted mylar and fishing line Collaborator: Lindsay Farr
To ignite new ways of thinking, the pavilion explores a conventional material with a inventive strategy - a 2d drafting material shaped into a 3d object. Using simple mylar and felt triangular shapes, our project will aggregate transformed components into a network of complex formations. These assemblies will connect to each other, creating an environment of variegated densities and textures that amplify the workshop environment of reinvention and creativity.
This pavilion was created for workshops that took place at Ignite Edmonton Festival 2015.
The Walrus Talks April 23, 2015 The Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta 25' x 120' x 3' paper and fishing line
The North Saskatchewan River relocates and gathers this city in a multitude of ways in keeping with time. My fascination with the river is the energy that it creates and it's winding path geographically separating the city into two parts with divergent textures and directions of force. This installation is a homage to the fluid mechanics of the river and the study of how we are all apart of it's current.
This installation was apart of a group exhibition coordinated by Dawn Saunders Dahl and Dawn Marie Marchand to accompany the Walrus Talks.
installation for the 2015 Parka Patio fundraiser at Latitude 53
collaborator: Lindsay Farr
The theme of the Parka Patio this year was Fort YEG. With the idea of Edmonton's Heritage in mind we focused on the concept of warmth and layering. By amplifying ideas based on fur and women's petticoats we investigated the layering of textures and textiles to help oscillate between warm and cold effects of winter. By placing these adaptations overhead it can resemble floating icebergs, snow, or a lighter/abstracted version of the aura borealis.
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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.
photos courtesy of the artists and Latitude 53
July 2014 Creative Practices Institute
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
Transitory Public Art Exhibition | Ramble in the Bramble
September 6 - 27, 2013 Whitemud Creek, Edmonton, Alberta
People are encouraged to sit and take a break from their activity along the trail and to develop a greater appreciation for the intimate views within the park. The structure was placed in an open area facing the trail (shaped like a ‘V’) as a way to highlight two viewpoints of Whitemud Creek and the Fox Farm behind the fence. The formation of the grandstand allows people to curate their own view and interactions with others as they can sit collectively or individually on the steps.
Transitory Public Art Exhibition | Dirt City : Dream City
July 2012 - Summer 2014 The Quarters, Edmonton, Alberta
The Quarters Community Garden provides an opportunity for residents, organizations and communities in the area to have a place to plant in the garden and to relax in a collective area. The garden uses biodegradable wattles (commonly used for irrigation) as the perimeter border for each garden bed. This material allows for the curvature of the panoptic plan, which is used as a metaphor for the area in transition. The Panopticon, written about by Michel Foucault in his text Discipline and Punishment 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.
Image Credit | EAC, artist
HOUSING PROJECT | Hive 700 INSTRUCTOR | Joe Day SCI-ARC
This Housing project for Artists spreads over three contiguous blocks of lower Manhattan bounded by Delancy, Essex, Bromme and Clinton Street. With a minimum gross square footage of 400 to a maxium of 1,200 sq ft per resident this project contains 700 units along with flexible public programming for cultural activities (theatre, art gallery, wood shop and artist studios). Experimenting with expandable foam within a wire mesh revealed formal entropic possibilities of resistance and energetic exchanges between states of matter. The building became an expression that reflected growth based on the residents and its neighbors subject to the collective constraints of accessibility and surrounding structural conditions. Using a panoptic influence to create a neutral functioning space for the artist inhabitants, allowed the occupants to invent their own usage and form of living (a growing house). The flexible floor plan with apartments along the perimeter and large community space surrounding the void space in the center accommodates multiple compositional situations necessary for each artist’s requirements regarding their practice.
public / private program
arts related programing
the office show
May 21 - 25, 2009 Storefront on 124 street, Edmonton, Alberta Curator: Tiffany Shaw-Collinge
Popular television show like “The Office” and the movie “Office Space” have drawn attention to the daily routines of office workers. “The Office Show” takes the ideas further, exploring both the architecture of office spaces, such as cubicles and corner offices, and the habits of workers who live in the spaces. Edmontonians explored the office space in a creative new way, through art, video, dance and performance from artists across Canada.
The Office Show also featured a poetry reading by Alice Major and Edmonton Actor Amy Berger: The Office Tower Tales. The office tower tales is Alice's highly praised collection of narrative poetry, which also became a Fringe Festival show in 2008. It's the story of three women who tell stories on their coffee breaks and lunch hours in the food court of Commerce Place.
March 15 - 18, 2007 3-storey abandoned apartment, Edmonton, Alberta Curators: Robert Harpin, Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, Aspen Zettel
The Apartment show focused on concepts based upon abandonment and voyeurism, blurring the lines between art, theatre, dance, and music. Artists from Edmonton and Calgary occupied rooms within four empty apartments. In addition to the visual artists, The Apartment Show also featured performances and local bands:
March 15 The Occupants (Gerry Morita and Thom Golub)
Kathy Ochoa KelleY BoleN
March 16: Electricity for Everybody! illfit outfit
March 17: The Blazing Violets
This exhibition was free to attend. Donations were given to ihuman Youth Society. Generous support was given by Latitude 53 and Abbey Lane Homes