This installation uses the craft of making to explore the poetics of light and space. The method of investigation is through different scales of built work : the smaller scale of model making, the human body scale of built-ins and furniture, and the larger scale of “room”.
The installation in the ceiling is an exploration of the quality of light, as it moves through the openings in the volumes of the canyon and the dome at different angles. These apertures include a crevice in the canyon, an oculus in the dome, and a low slit with a small reflecting pool of water.
As this is intended to be a temporary installation, efforts were made to be as sustainable as possible. Cladding material for the bench/wall are offcuts - meaning leftover wood or remnants, after the main pieces have been cut. This wood is often relegated to the waste bin and eventually a landfill. Species of wood include : Western red cedar, Douglas fir, maple, pine, cherry, walnut, Spanish cedar, teak, mahoghany, white oak.
Offcuts were donated by several Toronto woodworking shops, including Bauhaus Fine Windows and Doors, Class Woodworking, LUBO, and Studio Junction.
|project type :||exhibition - installation|
|design :||peter tan, christine ho ping kong, joe lin|
|construction :||studio junction, harbourfront centre|
|photos :||marek rudzinski, joe lin|