Above is the installation by Bruno Billio and Matthew Nye for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.
Billio and Nyeâ€™s Conversation Piece explores the personal and performative relationship between domesticity and technology, and the reverence of household furniture as both functional/dysfunctional object and purveyor of identity.
Bruno Billio is a sculptor and installation artist. His work has been exhibited internationally and involves a magical transformation of everyday objects that signify a deeper meaning while remaining, well… everyday. Bruno uses conventional items in unconventional ways, to create new life.
Matthew Nye is an artist and designer residing in Toronto. His work explores information science, theoretical architecture and the space occupied within the built environment– for artistic intervention. Having whetted an appetite for reading through trashy science fiction novels at a young age, the future of architecture and design seemed a logical trajectory.
Above is the installation by Mauricio Affonso and Liz Wolfe for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.
What happens when you force two strangers into a room when the only thing they have in common is humour? Product designer Mauricio Affonso and photographer Liz Wolfe combine their creativity to design an installation where things are not what they seem.
Born in Curitiba, Brazil, Mauricio Affonso moved to Toronto to pursue a degree at the Ontario College of Art and Design. During school, he competed in several international competitions, won awards and had his thesis project featured in Azureâ€™s magazine Design Lines Toronto. After his studies, he went on to collaborate with Canadian design collective Motherbrand, exhibit at the Beaver Tales: Canadian Art and Design exhibition at the University of Toronto and participate in the Vitra Design Workshop in France. Dabbling in fashion, Mauricio worked under Canadian design veteran, Joffer Caoc, before moving to his current role as Product Designer at Umbra.
Liz Wolfe is a photographer and installation artist who creates miniature environments out of everyday objects.