Young Mammals / Projects
Various projects with Mammalian Diving Reflex > 2012 - 2015
A selection of projected created in collaboration with the Torontonians and local communities as Mammalian Diving Reflex's Young Mammals Director.
The Bureau of Life Complaints > Installation and performance: In collaboration with youth, we administered over 100 life complaints on Bloor street to collectively devise of social solutions to personal problems.
Textures of Toronto > installation: In collaboration with Sanjay Ratnan, we gathered over 150 samples from nine different neighborhoods to create a room installation representing the various 'textures' of the city.
Socialist Games > performance: A participatory performance of summer-camp style games where strangers are invited to play with each other.
What a drag > performance: A tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario's Contemporary Galleries led by teens who drag you along the floor on a inflatable donut.
Factory Photo Booth > installation and performance: In collaboration with John Caffery, we re-created Andy Warhol's Factory with four teen Warhols.
Security Guards Just Want To Give you A High-five > performance: Art Gallery of Ontario security guards give guests high-fives throughout the day.
Energy Dispersion for the Attraction of Good Spirits > performance: Local Tai Chi artist are located throughout the Art Gallery of Ontario to create an invisible massive whirlpool of positive energy to attract good spirits.
Tete-et-Tete > performance: In collaboration with Eva Verity, we paired up audience members to enact a series of pre-scripted dialgoues between lost friends and lovers.
Lying on Your Back While Overhearing Conversations > Installation / Performance: Participants are invited to lie on cot and eavesdrop in on the conversations between local teens.
Get out of my Room > Installation / Performance: In collaboration with the local teens, we created an immersive room installation representing the teen pysche in the form of a bedroom. Throughout the exhibition, teens use the space as if it were their own bedroom, navigating the awkward interactions with attendees.