Micropolis 2.0 : Arthur Desmarteaux, Allison Moore

Borin, Lisa. Micropolis 2.0 : Arthur Desmarteaux, Allison Moore. Toronto, Ont.: Open Studio, 2012.

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Abstract (English)

"The installation has an anthropological character inspired by the cityscapes of Québec City, Montréal and Toronto. The installation is “2.5D,” or two and a half dimensions — a modular diorama of cardboard figures and shapes placed at different levels on wooden shelves, covering the perimeter of the gallery walls, including printed elements hanging from the ceiling and the bottom of the shelves. This eclectic installation also includes sections of woodcuts and LCD video screens in the “building windows” showing animated loops and an accompanying soundtrack.The installation explores urban life and the relationships between people and large cities. The enchanted universe presented by Desmarteaux and Moore conveys a sense of wonder, awe and contemplation. Looking though the microscope, viewers are drawn in, entering a strange theatrical dimension that evokes a childhood world filled with twisted dreams and figures." -- Publisher's website

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Borin, Lisa (Author); Kelly, Sara (Collaborator)
Dossier: 351 - OPEN STUDIO (Toronto)
Collation: 1 online resrouce (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Open Studio
Artists: Desmarteaux, Arthur; Moore, Allison
Art Organizations: Open Studio (Toronto)
Event Title: Micropolis 2.0 : Arthur Desmarteaux & Allison Moore
Type: Exhibition
Location: Open Studio (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 12 January - 18 February 2012
Copyright Statement: Open Studio; The artists; The author
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Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2020 00:52
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2020 00:52
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31849
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