Rear View (Projects) presents:
Flipping Properties by Jimenez Lai & Bureau Spectacular
Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
Performance at 7:00pm followed by Jimenez Lai in conversation with science radio producer and host Britt Wray (CBC, WNYC) for combined scientific and architectural perspectives on flipping the house.
Exhibition Location & Dates:
The laneway at Sheridan Avenue & Gordon Street, Toronto (refer to map below)
July 11 – September 14, 2014
Rear View (Projects) is pleased to present Flipping Properties, a project by Jimenez Lai in Toronto during summer 2014.
Flipping Properties was commissioned by Rear View (Projects) for an unconventional exhibition platform - a laneway in Toronto’s Little Portugal neighbourhood. The project is a continuation of an ongoing study of super-furnitures by Lai, an architect, and the team of Bureau Spectacular. The installation takes the familiar house icon, the pentagon, as its formal starting point. Lai denatures this symbol of domesticity, converting it into super-furniture which is ‘too big to be furniture and too small to be architecture.’ This intervention in Toronto’s urban fabric provokes us to reconsider the potential uses for overlooked spaces in the city and question typical modes of interaction between art, place and audiences.
During the opening event on July 11, 2014, pieces of the installation will tumble and relocate within the laneway, creating a place for neighbours to gather and imagine an architecture that can reorient infinitely. Join us for a lively talk with Lai and science radio producer and host Britt Wray (CBC, WNYC), who will discuss the topic of ‘rotation’ from the varied perspectives of architecture and science.
Flipping Properties is free and open for view anytime from July 11, 2014 to September 14, 2014 in the laneway at Sheridan Avenue & Gordon Street, Toronto (refer to map).
Image Credit: Bureau Spectacular
The project is supported by the Toronto Arts Council & the Ontario Arts Council.
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