Visit the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Independent Projects on Queen St. West from University to Bathurst. For more information, please visit the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche website.
House & Home
Photography, Painting & Sculpture
Artists: Cindy Blažević, Zoe Kreye and Gwenessa Lam, curated by Katherine Dennis
Location: The Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. West
Run Time: From 7PM-10PM on October 5, and daily during Campbell House Museum opening hours until October 30
What makes a house a home? Built in 1822, the Campbell House is the oldest remaining building from the original town of York. Once a family home, this dwelling is more than an example of Georgian architecture; it is a site of heritage and a relic of personal and collective memory. Contemporary Canadian artists Cindy Blažević, Zoe Kreye and Gwenessa Lam capture how the physical structure of a space contributes to individual and shared identities. Exhibited in the second floor ballroom surrounding the fireplace – the hearth, the symbolic soul of the family – this exhibition animates a space frozen-in-time, thereby drawing our awareness to the historical performance of “home” within the Campbell House Museum. Together the artworks offer open-ended narratives about the transformation of space into place, house into home.
For more information about the exhibition, please see here for an essay by the curator, Katherine Dennis.
To Whom It May Concern
Artists: Travis Freeman
Location: Queen Mother Cafe, 208 Queen St. West
From the tops of the tallest tress in Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve, Freeman will act as a messenger to the Universe. You are invited to use the artist as a conduit to send your words into the night sky and whoever might be listening above. Text a message to 647-499-7544 and Freeman will call it out from his place in the treetops. As many messages, secrets, dreams, questions, confessions, and wishes as possible will be read out during the 12 hours of Nuit Blanche. A live broadcast will be sent from the Barrens to the Queen Mother Cafe. From there you can see the video feed from the Dark Sky Preserve, hear the words as Freeman cries them out, and read the texts as they come in from around the city.
To Whom It May Concern uses current technology for a magical and ancient purpose. Is it possible that we can repurpose our devices to bring us closer to the nature?