Changing Installation for the UTAC Lounge
University of Toronto Art Centre, 2009
Digital slideshow projection, video, audio, text pamphlet
In this work documentation of generic social spaces around a university campus was collected and presented together in a lounge adjacent to the university gallery, reflecting on the production of space as a negotiation of embodied and representational processes, of socialization and institutionalization. This work was structured as a distribution of components - slide projections, videos, audio and text - that operated on varying levels of representation and description. Close-up images of scuffs, nicks and shadows on bare white walls were projected back onto the walls of the space; audio of interviews conducted about the various spaces involved were played back on a loop through a set of speakers; on a media cart, a video monitor displayed the activity of an exhaustive comparison between images of space and those same spaces. These components were presented in an informal and distributed arrangement, integrated into the given conditions of the space and continuously reconfigured over the course of the exhibition.
The following photos document the state of the work on the final day of the exhibition.
See also: Differentiation.