While we’ve been imagining and devising our own portals for How to Forget the Border Completely, San Francisco artist Jeff Waldman has been creating his own type of imaginative gateway in an endeavour he’s called ‘The Happiness Project’.
Pictured above is Waldman’s first installation called ‘Shut In’, which features a couple interior locks, and a large keyhole that emits a strong light from within.
Continue reading “Another Look at Portals”
After a long day of classes and studying, a few friends of mine wandered into the Lebel gallery to let loose and make ridiculous things out of heaps of cardboard boxes. The creating of the ‘box city’ was open to anyone curious enough to take part. Of course the essentials (boxes, scissors, coloured tape, paint and brushes) were supplied and all that was required was a bit of imagination!
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As most of us were busybodies for the duration of last week, it was great to keep the momentum going at Friday’s meeting.
We took no time at all in getting to the meat of our discussion- organizing the research for How to Forget the Border Completely. Continue reading “Continuing Productive Fridays: Organizing HFBC”
This is Traumgedanken, or Thoughts on Dreams, by German artist Maria Fischer. Fischer compiled 76 pages of various articles on dream theories and connected all similar ideas and key points together using coloured string, which continues to the end of the book. It’s a great way to visualize the information. I’d love a Psych textbook like this, please.
I found this on Colossal.
I was going to keep this a secret endevour of my own, but I feel like this could be a million times better if I discussed it with you first! So, I’d like to take advantage of my first Note to describe to you a project I’ve been working on for the past month that I hope to finish and display very soon!
Whilst tumbling on the interwebs, I came across the image above (from Kind Over Matter) and thought about expanding that idea even further than just simple compliments.
Here is my first attempt at a poster I’d be putting up around places (mostly bus stops) to give those waiting an opportunity to read something entertaining or thought provoking.
I’m not set on the block of text just yet. That will most likely change.
A sampling of what would be on the detachable tabs. So far, there really isn’t a limit as to what can be included on these tabs. I’ve added some quotes, pictures, random facts and RECIPES!
I want any and all comments/suggestions from you all!
Yet another extremely productive weekend at BCL HQ! We’ve been finishing up the last preparations for our cardboard letters, which we hope to be unveiling them in our first chosen spot next week!
Continue reading “Prepping for Next Week- Last Coats and Beads!”
We are already nearing the end of our priming process for our letters after only beginning last week! While we got to painting the rest of the letters on Friday, I prepared a few things earlier in the week for our next step, painting the letters in a fabulous bright red.
Continue reading “Finishing Phase Three and Experimenting with Colour”
I recently stumbled upon a really neat post by Wooster Collective that featured work by Roa. This piece was found in London, England on a warehouse building with very interesting dimensions. The picture changes when it is viewed from a different angle. I haven’t heard of his work prior, so when I dug a little deeper, I found out that he’s been painting all sorts of animals on buildings and walls around Europe. I think it’s a very cute concept, especially because his paintings of wildlife are specifically found in urban settings. Something as noticeable as this would be really fun to see on some of the bland buildings around the city, don’t you think?
There are more photos of Roa’s work under the cut.
Continue reading “ROA’s Giant Animal Lanticular”
Yesterday, Eric Boucher met with my uncle, Lou Tortola, to interview him for his Micro Residency. Lou immigrated to Windsor from Italy in the seventies, when he was about ten or eleven, and is now a successful entrepreneur, established writer, and CEO of eliquidMEDIA. Over some espresso and biscotti, he talked with Eric about his first impressions of Windsor and Detroit as a child, and gave his perspective on the cultural aspects of the city. Because his line of work allows him to travel frequently to all sorts of places, he also discussed cities with similar qualities as Windsor and the lack of enthusiasm for home-grown talent.
Continue reading “Eric Boucher Micro-Residency Iteration 5/5”