Photos: East Room
Last April, I secured a few monthly hours of boardroom space at the East Room in Toronto. This week I reviewed and revised my commitment as a semi-permanent address for gngha.media… to facilitate collaborative projects outside my home office.
This will also allow turn-key access to office space and boardrooms in similar creative/ entrepreneurial spaces across their global collective (San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, Mexico City, Antwerp, etc), to support future collaborations/ projects.
Photos: Royal Ontario Museum
For a handful of days over the next few weeks, I will be helping out with fabrication for an upcoming Philip Beesley Architects installation — commissioned for an upcoming tour beginning in Vienna. In my first day volunteering, I was invited to “Le Metabolism: Transforming Design on Film,” an artist talk at the Royal Ontario Museum that evening — including a screening of the film “Le Metabolism” about the making of the ROM Dome Dress, exclusive access to the exhibit “Philip Beesley: Transforming Space” and a private reception.
Not only was it really insightful to see how a studio at this scale manages their workflow/ spaces for the development of int’l touring exhibitions, but it was really cool to see similar fixtures in the exhibit to what I had spent the day fabricating in their studio.
A few days were focused on fabrication of the long spikes and star/ globe pieces in acrylic — laser printed, heat formed, meticulously constructed with tiny fasteners, tubing and acrylic spikes to form the shape of a star-like globe. 20 small globes were needed for the upcoming exhibit, although there were several larger and similar sized ones fabricated from metal (in addition to the acrylic ones). Each (small) globe took an entire day for one person to fabricate.
Arrived just in time for Xmas… courtesy of StitchPress… such a great referral.
I had the privilege of serving as a juror for the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival this year… such a great experience.
I was invited by the Ontario Arts Council to serve as a juror on the Media Arts (Organizations) Project Grants (2016) panel and as an advisor on the Media Arts (Organizations) Multi-Year Funding (2016) panel.