- Artists: Kevin Winn, Archer Pechawis, L.C.I. CyberARTS
- Medium: Interactive Installation
- Project Type: Independent Projects
- Neighbourhood: Danforth East
This expansive, interactive game board will encourage you to strategize impacts on our shared landscape.
- Address: 1555 Danforth Ave.
- Public Washrooms: Yes
- Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible, uneven surface throughout the viewing area
- Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors
Each “Tile-Scape” participant will be given seven Scrabble-letter-style tiles that they will position within a sculpted forest floor. Suspended from above, violet grow lights will function as an ironic, surreal source of illumination. Positioned below, speakers will play a soundscape of found urban nature sounds that evoke the resiliency of the land. “Tile-Scape” will be a microcosm of shifting patterns of language, conflict and development along the Danforth in Tkaronto. For the audience, playful and thoughtful decisions regarding voice, space and competition may be made: “What should my impact be on this ever-changing landscape? What words will I leave behind?” Despite best efforts, the free shuttle bus between Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Aga Khan Museum and Coxwell Station is no longer operating. All-night TTC services are available on Line 1, 2 and 3, helping audience explore the event.
- Kevin Winn, East York, Canada
- Archer Pechawis, Alert Bay, Canada
- L.C.I. CyberARTS, Etobicoke, Canada
Kevin Winn is a visual arts teacher in Lakeshore Collegiate Institute’s CyberARTS program. His work has been exhibited across Canada and explores systems of understanding between individuals and environments. Working with new-media artist and Indigenous educator Archer Pechawis (Mistawasis First Nation), his Year Two CyberARTS class helped build the sculptural and sound elements for “Tile-Scape.”
Kevin Winn acknowledges the important support of East End Arts, Danforth Mosaic BIA and Lakeshore Collegiate Institute.