Recital Hall 12:00 noon February 13, 2009
Since 2001 we have investigated form and materiality in sculpture within the expanded field of architecture and landscape design. We employ industrial materials and prototyping methodolgies to produce works that reflect upon the history of abstraction and the imbrication of social meaning and phenomenal experience. Although primarily object makers, we also deploy maquettes, drawings and film to explore the structural logic of objects and spaces.
Recent work includes Boole, a group of sculptures made from precision fabricated sheet metal enclosures developed in a formal dialogue with pieces of Ikea furniture. Colliding objects from the domestic realm with an industrial mode of manufacturing, the world of the commodity and the component, Boole is both a critique and reflection of the spirit of contemporary modernism. The title is derived from the term used to describe the basic 3D computer modeling operations of addition and subtraction of simple forms in the generation of more complex ones.
Reticulated Gambol is a commission for the city of Toronto, at Lee Centre Park, Scarborough, slated to open in the Fall of 2008. This fully interactive pavilion/ structure is composed of standard playground equipment components that conform to a radically different organizational logic– the grid –than normally operates within the chaotic and polychromatic vernacular of playground equipment. We will be staging a public performance with local children in collaboration with playwright and performance artist Darren O’Donnel to highlight the role of the work as a kind of “subjectivity machine”.