• 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.

Location

Robertson Parkette

  • Address: 1555 Danforth Ave.
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible, uneven surface throughout the viewing area
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors

The Project

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.

The Artists

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.”

Acknowledgements

Kevin Winn acknowledges the important support of East End Arts, Danforth Mosaic BIA and Lakeshore Collegiate Institute.