OCT5.13 The [RE] Generator Project – H+M Sponsored Nuit Blanche Project
Here it is! Another big project that I have been working on for the past 5 or so months.
Excited to announce that I am a sponsored artist for this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche alongside my colleague Chinedu Ukabam from Chinedesign. Read below for all the details! >
WHEN > Saturday October 5th from 7pm – 7am
WHERE > H+M Window at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto
WHAT > The [RE] GENERATOR Project is an interactive multimedia installation that explores the concept of “RE” (REcycling, REmixing, REinventing, REusing, REpurposing etc) using elements of fashion design, visual art, social media and projection mapping. It is guided by the Akan ideology of Sankofa which states, “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.”
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. 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. Be a part of our installation and create with us! Upload an image or pattern using Instagram using the hashtag #hmregenerator. Your image will then be projected unto the installation.
* The installation will feature my Modern Batik Artwork projected unto refashioned clothing from the H+M recycled clothing initiative. I have also created batik silk that has been added to the garments. Check out this clip created by H+M highlighting my role in the installation. [CLICK HERE] Its been a lot of work and learning in terms of managing such a big project and new techniques. Its been a long process to get here and its all coming to a head on Saturday night! I will be onsite from about 7-9pm for anyone who is heading down!
PS: make sure to check The ReGenerator website for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from H+M while creating art with us!
Thank you for your support! g.