The Soudan Project: a collective exhibit
The Soudan Project is a collaborative effort derived from an experiment by Toronto-based architects and artists. It is meant to explore and challenge the existential relationship with our immediate dwelling; consciously. We think that the house/place that we inhabit is present, yet intertwined with our everyday life, beyond its function or material existence. It is simultaneously giving home to our emotions, memories and state of mind, while sheltering our bodies and belongings. Through architecture the places we live in blends the boundaries of tangible and intangible, rendering an imagined world that is personal and distinct. We invited artists and asked them a simple question: “What have you always wanted to do to a house?”
Thus, there will be a series of installations, challenging the limits, scale and expression of the spaces we inhabit. Each piece poses a dialectic challenge that transforms both the contained (our perceptions) and the container (architecture). We want to reveal curios moments of life that are oppressed, denied or simply ignored while inhabiting a space. By acts of augmenting, twisting, inversion and enacting we will question the accepted status of a simple dwelling and stretch its presence from here and now to imagined and possible.
The result will be revealed on June 8th! We look forward to seeing you at the opening. For more information please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSoudanProject