Just announced – NuitBlanche2013
August 21, 2013
Toronto, ON –
Gabrielle Lasporte and Chinedu Ukabam are excited to announce that they have been commissioned by The City of Toronto and H&M to create an art installation at the H&M Yonge/Dundas window for ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche Oct 5th, 2013
[RE] GENERATOR is an art installation that will aim to explore the concept of “RE” (REcycling, REmixing, REinventing, REusing, REpurposing) using elements of fashion design, visual art, social media and live projection. The installation will unfold, warp and weave through space and time, engage the viewer and invite them to take part in a constantly changing narrative. Their aim is to present a partially-finished project, in essence creating an “open loop”, which is only completed or closed through user-interaction
The [RE] GENERATOR Project will incorporate Gabrielle Lasporte’s organic exploration of “flow” using the Modern Batik technique and Chinedu Ukabam’s digital remix of African patterns and mashup of fashion silhouettes. A small “couture” collection will be created exclusively for H&M using recycled clothing from their garment collection program. The installation will close the loop between the creators and their audience, allowing them to “weave” their own inspiration into the installation in real time. A special hashtag will be revealed on the website (http://theregeneratorproject.org/) before the installation goes live, making it possible to upload an image or pattern into the installation using Instagram. The selection process will be partially crowd-sourced by taking into consideration the number of “likes” or comments.
Prior to Nuit Blanche, the public can join the conversation online by sharing their own ideas of “RE”, from personal projects to found examples, on the project’s tumblr (http://theregeneratorproject.tumblr.com/) using the hashtag #regenerator2013
About the artists
Passionate about all things creative, Toronto-based Graphic Designer and Visual Artist Gabrielle Lasporte has been the creator of many diverse art pieces across many forms of media and currently creates works in the mostly unknown medium of Modern Batik (creating artwork by applying wax and dyes on fabric).Chinedu Ukabam lives to create. Aside from his Chinedesign fashion label, he has directed short films, curated multimedia exhibitions for TD’s “Then and Now” and travels the world from Toronto to Paris and London with his African-inspired SUPAFRIK pop-up shop/gallery.
Although both artists have worked together in varying capacities in the past, [RE] GENERATOR marks their first time co-creating a project together from scratch.
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