Collages created using Adobe Photoshop, found images and movie maker.
From Cave Art to Art Cave
This project was completed in collaboration with Naz Rahbar and the community surrounding Toronto’s ArtCave. As artists and educators we wereinterested in alternative settings for ART, and the role it plays in society, in our communities, and in our lives as human beings. Our project focused on bridging a gap between cave paintings humans created over 40, 000 years ago and Art today. Today Art is placed within buildings created specifically for its viewing. Art is far removed from our everyday lives.
Through our collective studio space, we aspire to achieve closer connections and create tangible and inclusive experiences through art.
We asked participants to draw their own answers to the question “What would you draw in your cave today?” Submissions were projected onto our studio windows, accompanied by a digital animation, created by ArtCave’s Elfie Kalfakis, that had Palaeolithic cave paintings appear as though they were being drawn for the first time.
[De]Constructing the School
This is a collaborative piece created with artist Lily Swain investigating the frameworks necessary for academic success and personal growth present in traditional instructional models of education as induction versus an unconventional model of education as transformation.
The piece is divided into three parts. The first involving an exploration of traditional one room school houses in the form of a very technical drawing. The same drawing was then deconstructed. The final composition is a 3-Dimensional mobile that hoped to represent our mutual successes in the classroom.
Being more interested in the process of creating our artifact, we filmed all three parts, and consolidated them into a film that illustrates the transformation of our piece. The soundtrack to our film was a mix of an instructional educational video, transitioning into student performance of Pachelbel Canon transforming into a symphony recording of the piece.
Close the Door!
Close the Door! is a dark satire illustrating a contemporary North American culture whose architecture rarely reflects the interests of its users.