All Night, Alright

We’re happy to finally be able to share the news that we’ll be presenting Melting Point, a new responsive landscape art work at this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche!

The installation will be at Toronto’s historic Fort York, in a zone curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora.

We’re working with long time collaborators Jeff Lee and Omar Khan to put together this large scale piece that integrates light, sound and responsive technologies.

More details to follow…

August 29 2014

Catching and releasing

In a short, three week period, we worked through an intensive process of ideation, collaboration, research, procurement, fabrication and installation, with the end results being unveiled at the Adjacent Possibilities opening event, Tuesday, August 26th.

The resultant project was undeniably enriched by the dialogue and engagement with the MaRS Studio Y fellows and our cleantech partner, Hydrostor. If you’re in Toronto, please stop by the MaRS building and have a look-see/listen/touch.

August 25 2014

Art + Energy = Possibilities

LeuWebb Projects was recently invited to participate in the inaugural Adjacent Possibilities in art + energy project at the MaRS Discovery District. Facilitated through MaRS’s unique Studio Y program, the initiative pairs artist with clean energy innovators to develop representations of solutions to climate disruption.

We learned about the fascinating yet simple process to use compressed air to store energy (think balloons) from our entrepreneurial counterpart, Hydrostor, and engaged with fellow participants Aaron Li Hill and Morgan Solar, along with MakeLab and MNB Networks. Installations will be unveiled at MaRS on the evening of August 26th!

August 7 2014

Children of the Corn

LeuWebb Projects escaped for what is becoming an annual tradition, a fruitful artist residency at Spark Box Studio in Prince Edward County.

Besides reconnecting with lovely proprietors and artists Chrissy and Kyle, we met the remarkable French photographer Alexia Villard and wonderful New Zealand printmaker Emma Mudgway. Rico the dog was also mildly pleased to see us.

July 17 2014

Lake Effect

LeuWebb Projects is contributing audio compositions in collaborating with Victoria Taylor Landscape Architect with Linda Dervishaj to create the installation Ebb and Flow, as part of summer group exhibition Lake Effect: Architects Respond to our Access to Water at the Architecture Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.

Join us Friday June 20, 2014, (6-10pm) for the opening reception!

“We are drawn to water where activity is richly concentrated and held captive along an edge. Hard edge or soft, we move toward and with the crowds – back and forth – drawn to embrace the public spectacle of the urban waterfront. Coming and going. Ebb and flow.”

June 14 2014

Cascadia at Grow Op

LeuWebb Projects will be presenting Cascadia, a sound-based installation at Grow Op: Exploring landscape and place, a four-day event that celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape and place across a broad range of creative practices.

Embedded into the Gladstone Hotel and its environs, from adventitious niches to feature rooms, Grow Op 2014 presents work that explores new territories. The projects symbiotically connect to tell stories about water, memory, urbanism, natural process, public space, everyday materiality, hunting, urbanism and rural food economies.

Opening reception is Friday, April 25, 2014,  7pm – 10pm. Be there and listen for Cascadia, washing down the hotel’s central staircase!

Special thanks to Bay Bloor Radio.

April 17 2014

In the Library

LeuWebb Projects’ new photography exhibition Unpacking the Stacks is on display for the month of April at the Don Mills branch of the Toronto Public Library.

The project examines the book as a vessel of culture, language and identity and searches for the book’s place in a fluid information landscape. Take a trip to “Canada’s First Planned Community” and see Unpacking the Stacks before its gone.

 

April 14 2014