Upcoming proposals and projects.
Snow, Rain, Light, Wind: Weathering Architecture explores the potential of textile-based materials as a hybrid art and architectural medium that brings art, design, technology, and materials research together in built spaces.
Combining the language of film, architecture and performance art, ‘War(n/m)ing’ constructs an artistic framework with which to question built environments’ impact on climate change. Comprised of live video capture and multiple pre-recorded video loops sequenced from our process recordings with a thermal camera, ‘War(n/m)ing’ suspends the participants’ gaze on the energy exchange between a building and the atmosphere.
This project unravels the effects of the variations in atmospheric conditions on the building envelope as a ‘creative potential’ for architectural intervention through a series of prototypes. The potential of textile-based materials as a hybrid art and architectural medium opens to debate the emerging concepts of ‘responsive architecture’ that leads to lessening the negative impact of buildings on the local climate.
Architecture is the protagonist in this performance that brings theatre, film, art and design together within the context of Toronto’s built spaces and natural/urban environment. Sound, video projections and spoken word all reside within the context of a play that captures the interaction between architectural creations, people and the atmospheric conditions that surround them.
The subject matter of these photographs reveals my observations of the interaction between water and air; capturing moments of interplay when mist, precipitation, light and reflection form.
The ideas behind this work explore the preoccupation with hygiene and stained fabrics. The micro-photography of various stains on cotton demonstrates what happens to fibres when they come in contact with various substances such as coffee, mustard, ketchup, water and dirt.
The design of this piece explores the transfer of a photographic image onto a fabric surface by integrating the use of light reflective yarns and polyester yarns on the jacquard loom.
Ryerson University in Toronto hosted the international academic conference; Transportable Environments III. This was the third in a series of conferences concerning portable architecture, buildings, landscape and design.
In the context of Digifest 2004: On the move, an event that celebrates the proliferation of digital means in art, design, architecture, and media, what does being ‘on the move’ imply for the conception and building of home? The ‘Home: Mobile, Modular and Light’ exhibit component of Digifest 2004 proposes that mobility, physically and conceptually, continues to define new boundaries in domestic architecture and design.
Diversity is an inherent part of the current art and design culture. Challenging the widely accepted view that the design professions are singular and isolated, the Pro-fusion exhibit presents a diverse body of work that contributes to a more pluralistic, interactive understanding of design.