• Artist: Camille Jodoin-Eng
  • Medium: Installation
  • Project Type: Queens and Kings of Scarborough
  • Curator: Ashley McKenzie-Barnes
  • Neighbourhood: Scarborough

Inspired by shrines and temples, an otherworldly outdoor installation will pay tribute to water, our ultimate source of life. .

Location

Albert Campbell Square Pond

  • Address: 150 Borough Dr.
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors
  • Content: Family friendly

The Project

“Water Shrine” is the latest in a series of artworks by Camille Jodoin-Eng that have been inspired by shrines and temples. The artist sees these spaces as devoted to reflecting on otherworldly existence. This outdoor installation will be an experiment on the interplay between physical and psychological space. Jodoin-Eng constructs optical instruments that engage the spatial and sensory properties of light to pay tribute to our ultimate life source. Imagining a potential future where contaminated water transforms the human form, “Water Shine” will use the body as a water vessel, and highlight humanity’s relationship to water sources. Jodoin-Eng’s work, past and present engages repetition and symbology to create physical manifestations of space and project an infinite vastness.

The Artist

Camille Jodoin-Eng is an artist based in Toronto. She completed her BFA at OCAD University in 2014 and is represented by Patel Gallery. Selected exhibitions include “The Gate” (Patel Gallery), “Wires webs veins nerves roots stems” (8-11 Gallery), “Plaza” (Gladstone Art Hut), “Athenaeum” (Project Gallery) and “Trident” (Little Sister Gallery).

Acknowledgements

Project courtesy of Patel Gallery.