Art Installations (paper art party 2017)

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BROKEN STORY PIECES – A PAPER INSTALLATION AND ART PERFORMANCE BY ALEKS BARTOSIK, IN COLLABORATION WITH JACQ ANDRADE, AURORAH, AND EM LEONARD SMALL

In a paper room sits a figure that is reminiscent of an insect unknown.  Speaking paper language with another version of herself, she multiplies, transforms, plays, fights, and dances towards another version of Her.

This is an installation and art performance about our repressed fears and the sense of wander engendered through curiosity and dream.  The four characters embody a play between anthropomorphic and zoomorphic transformations, as this piece becomes a reminder of all that is most vulnerable, strong, and alive.  

A collaboration between four artists; visual and performance artist, aleks Bartosik, brings together a film-maker/chorographer Jacq Andrade; composer/musician Aurorah, and chorographer/dancer Em Leonard together to create an interactive play with the audience and the art piece.  Broken story pieces will encompass film, dance, and music components bringing forth the different faces of Her in this multi-disciplinary paper art piece.  

If you’re not afraid of the dark side, let us take you by the hand and lead you into our maze of pictorial creations that will take you to places you never been and show you things you never seen.

VOLUME AND VOID BY INTERSPATIAL – NATALIA BAKAEVA AND MARK FRANCIS

Our submission for the 2017 PULP paper art party proposes a uniform “cubic” formation of recycled strips of paper, 8’ on all sides of the installation. Suspended from an overhead wire mesh by paperclips, the strips form a porous volume that can then be manipulated by the participants.

The interactive components here, as seen in the elevation drawings, are two projected archways, one in each horizontal axis of the volume (front to back, and right to left). Participants then use scissors, or even their own hands, to tear away the paper as the projection outlines, producing two negative-space tunnels, which then intersect in the middle. The result is a sort of cathedral-like space made purely of vertical strips of paper.

THE WALKING MUSEUM BY KSENIJA SPASIC, AINSLEY BOYD, AND YOUTH AT YSM EVERGREEN CENTRE FOR STREET INVOLVED YOUTH

THE WALKING MUSEUM BY KSENIJA SPASIC, AINSLEY BOYD, AND YOUTH AT YSM EVERGREEN CENTRE FOR STREET INVOLVED YOUTH coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

THE WALKING MUSEUM BY KSENIJA SPASIC, AINSLEY BOYD, AND YOUTH AT YSM EVERGREEN CENTRE FOR STREET INVOLVED YOUTH

We are the Walking Museum, and we’re taking over PULP!

For the second year in a row, artist Ksenija Spasic is collaborating with street-involved youth at Y.S.M.’s Evergreen Drop-in Centre. This year, they are creating wearable art using reclaimed corrugated plastic. The youth will be special guests at PULP, flaunting their creations and rocking the party, so look out for out LED-illuminated masks and gauntlets, wings and head-dresses. When we transform our bodies, desires and dreams are given form, we conceal, adjust and augment to show the world who we really are.

This project gives you an opportunity to chat with the artists and enjoy the return of the spectacular live painter Rob Vanderveer whose graffiti paintings will be available for sale.

RUNOUT GROOVE BY NOAH MCGILLIVRAY

The piece will appear as a three dimensional collage of old, damaged, and dusty vinyl records (and their graphic sleeves), forming a kind of palimpsest of obsolete consumer media. The visitor can actually enter, occupy, and be enveloped by an immersive visual experience.  Visitors to the piece will have the opportunity to add to the collage themselves – boxes of more records will be incorporated within the environment, and new fragments will be chosen via a performative selection process.  Each visitor will thus be instrumental in creating new juxtapositions, contrasts and harmonies.  At the same time, in order to open up space for new additions on the framework / armature, records will have to be removed and ‘deselected’.  The visitors will be able to bring these records home with them as a souvenir of the piece and their visit to PULP. A listening station with headsets with be on site as well.

CATENARY CANOPY BY BD STUDIO – MONA DAI & EVAN BROCK

CATENARY CANOPY BY BD STUDIO MONA DAI & EVAN BROCK coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

CATENARY CANOPY BY BD STUDIO MONA DAI & EVAN BROCK

The Catenary Canopy is a series of hanging paper panels above the entrance of the party, creating an intimate threshold experience. It is comprised of up to seven individual hanging panels varying in size (1’ to 5’) and pattern density.

The panels are created by folding together individual strips of paper. Through the folding process, the paper becomes interlocked and no mechanical fasteners are required.

PUSHED AROUND BY SUSIE SHOWERS 

PROJECTOR PARTY BY SUSIE SHOWERS coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

PUSHED AROUND BY SUSIE SHOWERS

Five overhead projectors will be arranged in the upstairs room, each projecting in a different angle in an overlapping circle onto large sheets of reclaimed tissue paper hanging from the ceiling at various lengths to create the feeling of an enclosure without being sealed in. Visitors may play with materials (cellophane sheets, cut out card shapes, acetate-printed photos, translucent found objects) on the projector glass and create silhouettes and coloured transparencies. The environment of tissue sheets could be explored by walking through or by lying or sitting beneath.

METALLIC PHEASANT BY CLAIRE MCMILLAN

What is the role that recreational hunting plays in conservation?  Can the system of private or royal lands in Europe be used on other continents? Can a violent, inessential, often elite sport be used to protect wildlife?  METALLIC PHEASANT explores this clash between short term and long term effects, by creating an elegant, game-bird-like creature from the discarded ‘skins’ of the very people that might hunt it; the capelet and skirt “feathers” are constructed from men’s suits. This reflects a UK and continental reality, where wildland has been set aside for centuries to be used for hunting.  By making this from the most significant piece of clothing of the modern man above a certain class, I hope to point out that this protection only extends to certain economic climates, where poaching is not so rampant it makes hunting untenable.

EYE OF THE STORM BY ALLO STUDIO

EYE OF THE STORM BY ALLO STUDIO coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

EYE OF THE STORM BY ALLO STUDIO

Eye of the storm is an installation that loosely represents life’s state of constant flux and uncertainty. As an object it is a seemingly free-floating form with an ambiguous exterior of tumultuously torn edges, while at the centre remains a perfectly square void – an eye allowing one to see through to the other side with the utmost clarity.

Comprised of sheets of used paper, strung along on pieces of string, Eye of the storm sculpts physical space forcing guests to experience its ominous mass from all sides. It is our hope that this object will not only spark conversation, but will also instigate onlookers to photograph it – the perfectly square centre creates a great interactive “selfie” opportunity with fellow partygoers.

PULP PETALS AND READ BETWEEN THE LINES BY NEDA SAEEDI

PULP PETALS BY NEDA SAEEDI coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

PULP PETALS BY NEDA SAEEDI

READ BETWEEN THE LINES BY NEDA SAEEDI coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

READ BETWEEN THE LINES BY NEDA SAEEDI

Pulp Petals Backdrop –  A Beautiful Cycle.  From Plant to Pulp…From Pulp to Petals.

Read Between The Lines  – Fast fashion and mass production is not healthy for our society or our planet. We need to be educated to make better choices, and to know that sustainability doesn’t compromise a good design.  Change starts in our own closet. Lets begin by making smarter choices and know what we are wearing.

UNDER THE TABLE BY SAM JOHNS

UNDER THE TABLE BY SAM JOHNS coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

UNDER THE TABLE BY SAM JOHNS

Under the Table, designed for a Fastwürms opening, was centered on creating a direct social exchange between viewers in the gallery and the artist in the format of having the artist serve viewers as a bartender.  The bar itself was planned to have as many sightlines for audience members and performers as possible to maximize the potential for voyeurism of the influence that service has in gallery and social settings. Under the Table is a functional piece that inspires a dialogue that highlights the contrast of waste materials being presented as an upscale social scene.

Under the Table is a maximalist installation that was constructed using recycled wooden pallets and other found or repurposed objects.  Besides the food and drink that was served, the entire installation was made from used and recycled materials.

MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER ACCESSORIES BY KENWAY YU

Ain’t no paper art party without a lawyer who likes to make costumes! Kewnay Yu is returning for another round of paper extravaganza. You may find him by the photo booth, helping guests prep for their shoot.

PACKING PEANUTS BY ART POLICE – ANDREA ALEMAN-PASTOR, CAROLINE POPIEL, CLAUDIA RICK, AND REBECCA CASALINO

PACKING PEANUTS BY ART POLICE - ANDREA ALEMAN-PASTOR, CAROLINE POPIEL, CLAUDIA RICK, AND REBECCA CASALINO coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

PACKING PEANUTS BY ART POLICE – ANDREA ALEMAN-PASTOR, CAROLINE POPIEL, CLAUDIA RICK, AND REBECCA CASALINO

Dance among the pink forest of packing peanuts. Pose, strut, and wrap yourself with them. You are the precious cargo these peanuts are made to preserve, so act like it.

FINGERPRINTS BY JULIANNA CONFORTI AND LINDSAY BERTOLO

FINGERPRINTS BY JULIANNA CONFORTI AND LINDSAY BERTOLO coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

FINGERPRINTS BY JULIANNA CONFORTI AND LINDSAY BERTOLO

Through the use of recycled cardboard, twigs & plastic bottles, the notion of nature evolving without us-art not needing our attention, is visually displayed.

Too much too soon. Too little too late. Look left to right or right to left, the five pieces showcase the idea that nature will adapt regardless of the print we make. It will be beautiful with or without our help. (It will be simple & not need to show off). The five 22 x 28 fingerprint sculptures are intertwined with organic materials and paper, signifying nature`s majestic power. The intention of the sculptures is to spark conversation about this specific characteristic.

BASIC PATTERN BY ILANA HADA AND SIMON RABINYUK 

BASIC PATTERN BY ILANA HADA AND SIMON RABINYUK coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

BASIC PATTERN BY ILANA HADA AND SIMON RABINYUK

The piece is about creating physical “memes” as a backdrop for PULP. One phrase will create a repeating pattern of posters. The repetition will be imperfect and the subtle differences between posters will create an interesting whole. The idea behind it is “objectifying the meme” so to speak.

BLUE BOTTLE BUBBLES BY ERIC CHARRON 

BLUE BOTTLE BUBBLES BY ERIC CHARRON coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

BLUE BOTTLE BUBBLES BY ERIC CHARRON

Blue Bottle Bubbles, (Tripple B’s) are whimsical lighting accents assembled with durable pop rivets.  Sized with standard solar garden lights of 4-8 lumens. They can be used in gardens, suspended over terraces or porches to provide a colourful daytime accent and a soft nighttime glow. The installation will be presented in the bar area.

RESOURCE BY GRUNTWORK – GILLIAN BALDWIN AND SALVADOR  MIRANDA

RESOURCE BY GRUNTWORK - GILLIAN BALDWIN AND SALVADOR MIRANDA coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

RESOURCE BY GRUNTWORK – GILLIAN BALDWIN AND SALVADOR MIRANDA

ReSource is composed of a patchwork of recycled magazine pages, stitched together to create five large canvas-like sheets. These sheets are suspended within the installation space creating a semi-closed intimate space that invites the viewer to enter.

New sentences, poetry and narratives formed from the magazine’s text are projected on the sheets in a process of recycled meaning-creation. The work explores the limits of recycling: if new forms and spaces can be created out of recycled material, can content be recycled and given new meaning? The magazine pages are originally run through an online OCR program that can convert all text found on the pages into editable text. While not always coherent, the results are often poetic. These reprocessed narratives are projected directly onto the patchwork of magazine pages that serve as the content source. Our aim is to explore the possibilities of recycling narrative and meaning, taking the original content of ads, gossip, critiques and news found in magazines and creating entirely new narratives using the same words. All materials used are recyclable.

LAUNDRY DAY IN THE GARDEN BY BRURIA COOPERMAN, REESA WASSER, JACQUI MILLER, AVA WORTH, AND ELLA WORTH 

IN THE GARDEN BY BRURIA COOPERMAN, REESA WASSER, JACQUI MILLER, AVA WORTH, AND ELLA WORTH coming to PULP: paper art party 2017

LAUNDRY DAY IN THE GARDEN BY BRURIA COOPERMAN, REESA WASSER, JACQUI MILLER, AVA WORTH, AND ELLA WORTH

At this time of year, we get presents filled with tissue paper that people just toss away. Garbage bins are filled to overflowing with shopping bags stuffed with this material — further polluting our landfills. What could be better than reusing the paper — again — but this time to create a fantasy garden where all can slow down, relax and enjoy an otherworldly space.

This 19+ event is sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

RAW Design

Silver Sponsor

In partnership with

Yonge Streem Mission Evergreen Centre for Street Involved Youth

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The Junction BIA