PULP: paper art party has reached beyond the city limits of Toronto. We give you Quebec artist Niki Mulder!
“My formative years as a punk rock /activist proclaimed an anti-consumer, non-hierarchical, anti-patriarchal, anti-capitalist, anti-authoritative, collective way of life which has shaped the way I live and how I how I see things. These ideologies have helped me gain a critical perspective on my surroundings which is reflected in the way I live, the way I make art, how I use art and how I position myself within my community.”
“I use processes such as collage, cut and paste, photocopying, printed matter and various craft processes to create narratives. These narratives are about daily experiences, my environment and the people within my life. I’m interested in highlighting stuff that catches my attention in my day-to-day routine.”
“Scrap City – the paper rope edition was made out of a collection of scrap paper that I kept in a box and moved around with over the years. This collection of paper is a diary and has become a metaphorical community made from receipts, posters, invitations, and pieces of paper given to me from friends over the years.”
“Scrap City was built out of out personal choices that rejected consumer pressures generated by our North American capitalist society and out of necessity due to financial uncertainty. As a result I am a resourceful person and am able to see the potential in things that can often be overlooked.”
“While I rummage through scraps I reflect on personal experiences, the people I have met along the way and build something new from this.”
We are excited to have Niki Mulder participate in our event! See more installations for this year’s party here!