Bouncy Highrise: A performance by Jon Sasaki
Bouncy Highrise is a performance event in which a small crew of installers attempt to erect a monumental sculpture using four or five inflatable bouncy castles stacked one on top of the other. The structures may not necessarily stack tidily together however, presenting participants with the ultimate sisyphean challenge as the tower leans, buckles, deflates, twists or tumbles.
The performance will take place in the courtyard of MOCCA, a site currently slated for condominium redevelopment, mimicking the sort of highrise tower that has sprung up overnight and ultimately redefined the character of the Queen West neighbourhood. Bouncy Highrise tackles the seriousness of Toronto's recent exponential increase in urban density while maintaining a tone of levity and playfulness.
Bouncy Highrise is presented as part of Villa Toronto, a contemporary art event that brings together local and international galleries in Toronto, January 16-23, 2015, in conjunction with MOCCA and Jessica Bradley Gallery.