January 15-21, 2018

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Tapped / Untapped

Dates

Mon, Jan 16, 2017 —

Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Type

Exhibitions


Location

EQ3

222 King Street East
Toronto ON
M5A 1J7

Accessible

Admission

Free


Daily Hours

MonMonday

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

TueTuesday

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

WedWednesday

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

ThuThursday

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

FriFriday

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

SatSaturday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

SunSunday

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Description

Winnipeg creatives are challenged to question the potential in their own backyard and make something out of nothing. Without outside influence, Winnipeg has cultivated a strong, distinct identity that has become recognized and celebrated locally and internationally. Taking their shared Winnipeg roots as a basis for the installation, 5468796 and EQ3 aimed to create a project that conveys the “prairie mentality” — one based on innovation, resourcefulness and resiliency — with the Toronto public.

Tapped / Untapped uses two conventional, off-the-shelf materials as well as an innovative connection detail that enables the materials to be returned to the production cycle unscathed. Twenty 20-foot columns extend to the ceiling, supporting cantilevered, mirrored aluminum panels. These simple gestures create an “urban forest” that dramatically alters perceptions of space, reflecting the surrounding context, people, and products.

According to 5468796, “We wanted to be both resourceful and purposeful, while taking note of our architectural surroundings to prompt conversation. Ecology was also important to our design ethos, in allowing for all materials to be recycled and reused, neutralizing the material footprint of the installation, as if it never happened.”

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