Dragon Tank


You’ve heard of Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank, but do you know Dragon Tank ™? Buck Plushett, business analyst and creator of the infamous Butt Chuggit or Chug Bucket gameshow; Sabrina Sabrina PhD, Heiress and Queen of Toronto; and Don V. Parkway, esteemed inventor of and namesake behind the DVP, present Dragon Tank ™. Inspired by the entrepreneurial television series’ Shark Tank and Dragons Den, Dragon Tank aims to reproduce the absurd products pitched within them. With humour in mind, the artworks will function as vestiges of the most needed and most useless consumer products. In a time when ridiculous and nonsensical has become the norm, we are critical of the enigmatic ‘North American Dream’ capitalism offers to consumers and entrepreneurs alike. And question who this ‘dream’ is really for, in the context of race, gender, sexuality, and class.

Applicants are asked to submit artworks inspired by a consumer-driven logic, this could take the form of creating a product, pitch, or more conceptual work; all mediums will be accepted. Applicants are welcome to take this topic as seriously or as far-fetched as they imagine.

 
DateWednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:30pm to Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Cost

free

Email

ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Website

www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery/current-exhibition.htm

Location

165 Augusta Ave

You’ve heard of Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank, but do you know Dragon Tank ™? Buck Plushett, business analyst and creator of the infamous Butt Chuggit or Chug Bucket gameshow; Sabrina Sabrina PhD, Heiress and Queen of Toronto; and Don V. Parkway, esteemed inventor of and namesake behind the DVP, present Dragon Tank ™. Inspired by the entrepreneurial television series’ Shark Tank and Dragons Den, Dragon Tank aims to reproduce the absurd products pitched within them. With humour in mind, the artworks will function as vestiges of the most needed and most useless consumer products. In a time when ridiculous and nonsensical has become the norm, we are critical of the enigmatic ‘North American Dream’ capitalism offers to consumers and entrepreneurs alike. And question who this ‘dream’ is really for, in the context of race, gender, sexuality, and class.

 

Applicants are asked to submit artworks inspired by a consumer-driven logic, this could take the form of creating a product, pitch, or more conceptual work; all mediums will be accepted. Applicants are welcome to take this topic as seriously or as far-fetched as they imagine.

 

To apply, please provide:

A brief description of your proposed work (max 300 words)

A brief biography (max 150 words).

Up to 5 images and/or videos of your previous or supplementary work.

If you have any technical requirements please inform us. 

Please compile all the requested information above into a PDF and email your submission todragontankofficial@gmail.com with your PDF labled LAST NAME_FIRST NAME.pdf.



Exhibition application
DateWednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:30pm to Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Cost

free

Email

ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Website

www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery/current-exhibition.htm

Location

165 Augusta Ave

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Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:30pm to Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

You’ve heard of Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank, but do you know Dragon Tank ™? Buck Plushett, business analyst and creator of the infamous Butt Chuggit or Chug Bucket gameshow; Sabrina Sabrina PhD, Heiress and Queen of Toronto; and Don V. Parkway, esteemed inventor of and namesake behind the DVP, present Dragon Tank ™. Inspired by the entrepreneurial television series’ Shark Tank and Dragons Den, Dragon Tank aims to reproduce the absurd products pitched within them. With humour in mind, the artworks will function as vestiges of the most needed and most useless consumer products. In a time when ridiculous and nonsensical has become the norm, we are critical of the enigmatic ‘North American Dream’ capitalism offers to consumers and entrepreneurs alike. And question who this ‘dream’ is really for, in the context of race, gender, sexuality, and class.

 

Applicants are asked to submit artworks inspired by a consumer-driven logic, this could take the form of creating a product, pitch, or more conceptual work; all mediums will be accepted. Applicants are welcome to take this topic as seriously or as far-fetched as they imagine.

 

To apply, please provide:

A brief description of your proposed work (max 300 words)

A brief biography (max 150 words).

Up to 5 images and/or videos of your previous or supplementary work.

If you have any technical requirements please inform us. 

Please compile all the requested information above into a PDF and email your submission todragontankofficial@gmail.com with your PDF labled LAST NAME_FIRST NAME.pdf.

Venue & Address: 
165 Augusta Ave
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery/current-exhibition.htm
Email: 
ignitegallery@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
free
Exhibition application
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