Sarah Keenlyside + Nathan Whitford | Public Space


Sarah Keenlyside + Nathan Whitford | Public Space


good bones is a projection mapped installation that will draw attention to the unique architecture of Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel, exploring the notion of public and private space by creating a 3-dimensional illusion of transparency into the building from street level.

The hotel’s imposing size and unique architecture relative to the newer buildings surrounding it anchors the West Queen West area in history. But it’s also a somewhat dim corner of the city at night – the building isn’t lit up dramatically and so we lose its architectural presence after dark. And we can never see the bones inside – the way it would have appeared to the architects when it was just an idea on paper back in the late 1800s when it was first designed. Our intention is to draw attention to the building with this added twist, to make it appear like a 3D architectural drawing.

This project is proudly sponsored by Streetcar Developments and the Toronto Arts Council. Additional support is provided by Public Art Management and Westbury National.


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