Friday, February 1, 2013

FEAST 05 grant winners

Congrats to Jennifer Davis and Su-Ying Lee of Rear View Curatorial Collective, winners of the FEAST Project Grant, and Layne Hinton, winner of the Student Grant sponsored by XPACE.

Davis and Lee won $915 for their project Super Furniture:

"Super Furniture is an installation by architect and graphic novelist, Jimenez Lai, that is commissioned by Rear View Curatorial Collective for the Summer of 2013.  Conceived of as “a building that is too small and furniture that is too big,” this installation offers visitors the opportunity to inhabit windows of a life-sized comic book page.  Located in a laneway behind Sheridan Ave (Brockton/Little Portugal neighbourhoods), the project revives the eternal fascination of chidhood fort building, club founding and playing out of sight of ‘grown ups’.  Super Furniture is a novel proposition for how we might live and socialize in the unique, but often overlooked, spaces of Toronto."

Hinton won $300 for her group project Integrated Media Thesis Exhibition and Publication:

"We are a group of twenty students currently working in digital, new media, film, video and installation art. As colleagues in the Integrated Media (INTM) major at OCAD University we are in the midst of our thesis and graduating year. Our aim is to curate a cohesive exhibition representing a generation of technology-minded multi-disciplinary artists and showcase our final work for the year. We are also putting together a short series of INTM publications of both visuals and writing that will complement the show and provide a more critical look at the work. Our cohort is exploring a variety of concepts; investigating our current relationship with technology, the post-internet world and gaming, as well as ideas of energy, architectural and spatial boundaries, and how people perceive themselves in a space."