Artifakt Rendering, 2012
The Toronto School of Art
Michel Mersereau - Toronto, Canada
The Profane & The Sacred
127 - 410 Adelaide Street West (3rd Floor)
The project addresses dominant curatorial practices by interpolating sacred art form with profane,
community based story creation. As the artifact (a handmade piece of furniture) is created in real time,
audience members are invited to contribute to the narrative elements which will be transcribed onto the
Artifacts are products of the human condition, conveyed through a multiplicity of thoughts, images
and forms. Artifacts are the substance of discursive processes that bind us together as a species. They
represent the museums of memory and knowledge that constellate the experiences of our species through
the lens of the present, and are simultaneously reminiscent of the past. Artifacts reflect our experience
and unknowing; dialogue and silence; semantics and rhetoric; design and chance; hierarchy and anarchy;
symptom and desire.
Michel Mersereau is a commercial and visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. Mersereau has exhibited
his work in public and private venues alike.