The Animated Life of Everyday Objects
by Gabriella Solti
A COMMUNITY ENGAGED ART PROJECT BY TEGAN MOORE + GABRIELLA SOLTI
AUG 04 – AUG 19, 2017 | WED-FRI 2-7, SAT 12-5
SATELLITE PROJECT SPACE, 121 DUNDAS ST W. LONDON
We invite the public to join us to create a series of inventive, and performative artworks that combine accessible technology and the everyday, seamlessly and playfully. We aim to share our fascination with common objects and the value of empirical knowledge to uncover the peculiar and spectacular properties of everyday materials and mundane objects in our daily environment.
We will facilitate daily drop-in workshops featuring different objects and materials each day at four thematic stations (INTERACTION, EXPRESSION, ILLUMINATION, and TRANSPARENCY), exploring the creative potential and inner life of objects such as a toothbrush head, cleaning sponge, fluffy dusters, paper clip, stones, to name a few.
We aim to incite wonder in everyday objects and cultivate an appreciation for their playful reuse through DIY fabrication.
We would like to encourage a more sustainable way of thinking and evaluating how we accumulate, save, re-use, and innovate in a consumer-oriented culture. We will also draw attention to the value of the interplay of creative ideas sourced from many participants.
All events and workshops are free and suitable for all ages and abilities.