Above is the installation by Nicholas Bruscia & Patricia Schraven for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.
Marshall McLuhan suggested that we cannot visualize while telephoning, as the act demands complete participation of our senses and faculties. This installation is an attempt to bring the other senses into play in a new relation by creating real time physical visualizations derived from speaking into a telephone.
Nicholas Bruscia is a recent graduate from the collaborative dual Masters Degree program between Architecture (Situated Technologies Research Group) and Media Robotics at SUNY Buffalo. His most recent work has been focused on the design for a reflexive architecture machine consisting of a system of heat sensitive soft molds that alter their shape as the poured materialâ€™s temperature increases, thus changing the morphology of the casted piece.
Patricia Schraven is an independent artist and designer. Her practice focuses on the conflicting ideas of craft vs. mass production, practical vs. speculative, and analog vs. digital. Her recent work deals with function and interactivity, and fosters a participatory, give and take relationship between the object and the user. Patricia is a graduate of Sheridan Collegeâ€™s Furniture Design program, and she also holds a BFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Above is Andra Hayward, Shannon Linde & Christina Ott’s public space installation for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.
This project uses reclaimed keys to create a large-scale typographic installation in the stairwell that will invite visitors into the exhibition and encourage them to participate with its evolution over the course of the show.
Andra Hayward studied Interior Design at Ryerson University, completing her bachelor in 2000 and in 2006 completed a one year studio in Monumental Art at the AKI in The Netherlands. She has worked for a number of architectural firms in Toronto, London and Amsterdam, and currently works as a designer at Yabu Pushelberg.
Shannon Linde studied liberal arts in Vancouver, and went on to complete a BFA in Print Media from Concordia University in 2007. She works primarily in painting and printmaking, and has extended this professionally into graphic design and illustration. Shannon regularly collaborates with a group of artists under the name â€˜Bridge & Tunnelâ€™ on public installations and projects, and has exhibited her own work in galleries in Montreal and Toronto.
Christina Ott studied Interior Design at Ryerson University and was a part of the â€œThis Isâ€ Collective, which did a room in last yearsâ€™ CUTMR. She interned for three summers at Peter Marino Architects in NYC during her studies and currently works as the Design Director at Moss and Lam, a custom art studio in Toronto.