2017, Centre Clark Architectural installation / Series of 20 lecture-performances.
Integrated Socialism is a work of anticipation that questions how radical inclusion can take shape in a free-market economy. This installation was created to accompany a series of lecture-performances.
Vertically Integrated Socialism took different forms over the years. It was originally presented at the Bruges Triennale of Art and Architecture in 2015. (See longer description further down.)
Le temps de l’œuvre, le temps du travail / The Time of the Work
2016, SIGHTINGS, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery Collaborative project / Installation, artworks, participants, time, transactions.
The project proposed, for
the duration of an exhibition, an economic system that allowed the acquisition
of artworks without money. Sixteen artworks by Canadian
artists were acquired during the exhibition.
Vertically Integrated Socialism
2015, Bruges Triennial of Art and Architecture Architectural installation, models, video.
Taking the disparity of Los Angeles as a point of departure, Vertically Integrated Socialism imagines a housing concept in which the entire social pyramid coexists in a single building — a closed architectural, economic and social environment. A video accompanying the installation explains how the system incorporates inclusive socialist policies in a ruthless free-market framework, creating a dynamic of contradictory value systems.
The project was commissioned by the Bruges Triennial of Art and Architecture, and built inside the church of the Grootseminarie in the city of Bruges. The exhibition comprised a micro-apartment, a model of the housing concept and a 43 minutes video.
Promised Land Template
2014, Commonwealth & Council 2014, Biennale de Montréal, MAC Architectural installation, paintings, light, cactus.
2013. Concord, Los Angeles Modular architectural installation.
Watchtower Template (Brutalist Tree House) is a site-specific installation designed for Concord, an experimental art space and artist residency in Los Angeles (now closed). The tower is both an intrusion in the privacy of the residents and an intimate space where one can be away from the communal areas. The two modular L-shaped walls have handles that allow a constant reconfiguration or division of the living and working spaces of Concord, each time modifying the power relation between the watchtower and its surroundings.
2011, The Collective Show Los Angeles Architectural model, videos, text.
The Future is Deep was made for The Collective Show Los Angeles. The work was a collaborative project by L.A. Pedestrians, a loose collective through which we organized exhibitions in different countries. This model spatialized the current and future activities of the group as of 2011. Three spaces containing projects related to the group are here represented at 1:36 scale. These include Art Mur in Montreal, Canada; Espace Curtat-tunnel in Lausanne, Switzerland; and a rooftop in Los Angeles, USA. In addition, the model included a connective space with mirrored floor standing in for the physical space of the exhibition, as well as a bottomless room or pit of possibility containing the future of L.A. Pedestrians.
Self-Sufficient Artist Studio
2010, Artist book. Collaboration with Melodie Mousset, layout design by Ania Diakoff.
2010. AT1, Los Angeles. Collaboration with Melodie Mousset. Series of performances, architectural installation.
On The Top/Bottom was conceived as a dynamic, non-neutral space to host a series of performances. The architecture was both a container and a mechanism to experiment with relations of power between the performer and the audience. Our project was part of a larger curated group show (Volume, at AT1 Projects, Los Angeles), and beside our own program of performances we used the structure as a Trojan Horse to host a series of additional performances by guest artists.