Jp King (IAMD MFA '16) and Sean Martindale (IAMD alum, MFA '10) will be presenting There is no Away, a sculpture and site-specific video installation as a "Special Project" in this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. The collaborative project examines our consumer habits and waste systems, and is sponsored by Solid Waste Management Toronto.
Jp King is a transdisciplinary media artist and scholar, whose practice-led research examines material culture, social engagement, contemporary mythology, masculinity and speculative futures. Currently, he is completing his MA at OCAD U in Toronto, operates the experimental publishing lab Paper Pusher, is a designer and editor at Papirmass, sits on the Board of Directors at Art Metropole, and most recently was the guest director of Spark Box Studio Artists’ Residency. His social practice projects have been installed at the Art Gallery of York University, Whippersnapper Gallery, and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture, amongst others. His collage, design and writing has been featured in publications such as Uppercase, Fast Company, Carousel, Penguin UK, and Chronicle Books. He lives in Toronto with his wife and collaborator, Kirsten McCrea.
Sean Martindale is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary artist and designer currently based in Toronto, Canada. His interventions activate public and semi-public spaces to encourage engagement, often focused on ecological and social issues. His playful works question and suggest alternate possibilities for existing spaces, infrastructures and materials found in urban environments. Frequently, Martindale uses salvaged goods and live plants in unexpected ways that prompt conversations and interaction.
There is no Away will be on view at Nathan Phillips Square on October 3, 2015, from sunset to sunrise.
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