Marc De Pape - Toronto, Canada
Shannon Gerard - Toronto, Canada
Annyen Lam - Ottawa, Canada
Relay Studio (: Andrew Lovett-Barron / Eliot Callahan / Nick Crampton / Adam Carlucci)
Christine Swintak - Toronto, Canada
Photo: Marc De Pape
Collapsing the idea that culture exists separately from nature, while emphasizing the social relationships that various environments nurture, Gather is anchored by sculptural, kinetic and data-driven works that invite visitors to congregate and interact.
Teacher and writer John Mohawk describes nature as, “everything that supports life on the planet.” This spacious definition of nature is a powerful statement that allows for cultural production to be considered within a broader ecology where people — and what they create — are a part of nature as well. Gather explores these conceptual possibilities by bringing together works that collapse the commonly held perception that culture somehow exists separately from nature, while emphasizing the social relationships that various environments nurture. Anchored by a network of sculptural, kinetic and data-driven works that invite visitors to assemble, congregate and interact, Gather playfully complicates the ways that we, as natural objects and cultural subjects, can consider our own roles in a world where the natural and the urban overlap, blend and co-exist.
Suitable for all ages
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street (Enter exhibition at Butterfield Park-south side of the building.)
This project is both indoors and outdoors.