Card-yard at BIG on Bloor 2017 – Art

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We have some exciting art installations coming to Card-yard at BIG on Bloor. We encouraged artists to design interactive installations that would fit in a crowded setting, here’s what they came up with:

City Blocks by Interspatial (Natalia Bakaeva and Mark Francis)

City Blocks by Interspatial

“City Blocks” is an installation made from a structure of recycled milk crates. Situated in the pedestrian realm of Big on Bloor, the installation provides flexible seating and visual interest both day and night. At night, LED lights will illuminate the structure in a glowing of white halo. During the day, pedestrians and attendants will be able to relax and take a break form the heat. The sculpture is also interactive in the sense that participants can move fixed units of 5 milk crates into different arrangements, using teamwork and spatial creativity, giving people of all ages the sense of agency that comes with directly creating urban spaces.

PULP: Weave by PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design

PULP: Weave by PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design

PULP: Weave by PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design

PULP: Weave is made of over a hundred flexible 8′ long pieces of lumber. These are cutoffs from the Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Midwinter Fire installation for Winter Stations 2017. The pieces are woven, secured with small bolts, and bent into a curved modular form. Several modules make the complete installation, which is of a small architectural scale.

PULP: Obstacle by PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design + Peter Kelly

PULP: Obstacle is a pop-up playground made of plywood and reclaimed cardboard tubes. The installation was originally designed to be a standing wall, however children at Summer Solstice 2015 insisted it works better horizontal, and we had to admit they had a point.

This installation was designed with Peter Kelly.

PULP: Make by PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design

PULP: make

PULP: make

Inspired by PULP: Obstacle and its ability to invite festival visitors to complete a half built structure, PULP: Make is a new art installation that aims to allow for pop-up architecture. Six 4×8′ plywood panels will be machine cut to different forms. These forms will have circular holes the size of cardboard tubes, allowing for easy connections. You are invited to join us and create a bench, sea saw, a table, and even a full size pavilion.