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Rhonda Weppler, Trevor Mahovsky. All Night Convenience, 2012. Photography by Sarah Fay



BODIES AND BUILDINGS  Zone B

Curated by
Christina Ritchie


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Curatorial Statement
Cities have shape and size; they have histories, constitutions, administrations and systems; they have rhythms, bodies and buildings. They are formed with all of these elements in relation to each other to make space for dwelling, commerce, ritual and play, giving expression to memories, chronicles, secrets and desires.

We can discover something about the heart, mind and soul of the city by the passage of our bodies through its built form. Each of the artists selected for the exhibition works with specific elements of urban experience to construct relationships that go beyond the usual patterns of time, scale or movement, demonstrating that our urban destiny is both more fluid and more imaginary than its built form suggests.



Toronto Eaton Centre Sponsored Project
Vertical Constructions: Dancer #1 and #2, 2012,  Max Streicher




Commissioned Projects
The Other Side Michael Klein
Darkning Ceal Floyer
All Together Now Jeanne Holmes
All Night Convenience Rhonda Weppler, Trevor Mahovsky
The Way Things Are Chris Hanson, Hendrika Sonnenberg
Flat Space Peter Bowyer
Pair Neil Campbell
Crystal Palace Vikky Alexander
Scenes from a Film I'll Never Make, with Alternate Scores,  Kelly Mark



Open Call Projects
To encourage involvement by a wide range of artists - established and emerging -
each exhibition includes projects selected by the curators through an open call process.

Ambient Walk Ed Janzen
Talk 2 Strangers TIMEANDDESIRE: Denise St. Marie, Timothy Walker
Outsiders2012 Kim Renders, Micky Renders
9 Beet Stretch Leif Inge, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA)
Constricycle Crew Jefferson Campbell-Cooper



Independent Projects
Built for ART 401 Richmond
The Queen Street Cartography - Year 1 Abilities Arts Festival
Made it Then, Make it Again Art Gallery of Ontario
Transformative Motion Artist Cooperative of Canada
morpheme Artscape Wychwood Barns - Magdalen Lau
Whorl Artscape Wychwood Barns - New Adventures in Sound Art
Paralandscape Artscape Wychwood Barns - The GeoArt Collective
Small Audiences Artscape Wychwood Barns - Theatre Local
High-Five Championship Campbell House Museum
Walking Through Walls,nbsp; Didier Morelli
Poplar Paradiso Dog Leg Media Inc.
The Robotic Chair Gardiner Museum
Glow in the Park HERETICAL OBJECTS
Street Language Hybridity
Tent & Semaphore Jeng Yi
Caverne St-Clair 20012 John Shipman
Chõros Lesia Mokrycke Studio
Mobile Narratives : Temporary Occupations Michelle Liu
Night Kitchen Under the Tabletop OCAD University
DRIFT: Transients Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters
Night Garden Peggy Baker Dance Projects & Canada's National Ballet School
Dire-Rama Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Memory Cubes Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Passage to the Kingdom Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Speed Date with Natasha Bailey Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA)
The Sitting Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Working Through Process: Collapsing Depth Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA)
AURA Ryerson University
Light Seeds Ryerson University
RDIGITALIVE Ryerson University
Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection Ryerson University & Ryerson Image Centre
Magic Window St Joseph's College School
Concrete Canvases Street Art Showcase
Black Light (White Night) The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto
Earth's Shadow The Canadian Music Centre
Contemporary Japanese Crafts The Japan Foundation, Toronto
[ZED.TO] ByoLogyc: Patient Zero The Mission Business
The Fluxmobile The NOTtenartist
The Nuit Blanche Renegade Parade The Rothko Institute
Royal Conservatory Presents The Royal Conservatory
Forty-Part Motet The Toronto Consort
Persona Grata The Toronto School of Art
Papergirl The Toronto School of Art - Ece Budak, Tanya Chilova & Arielle White
The Profane & The Sacred The Toronto School of Art - Michel Mersereau
The Jelly Gene Machine Tonya Hart
The Piano University of Toronto - Hart House - Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Constellations University of Toronto Art Centre
Lux University of Toronto Schools
Fortification for Small Worlds West Annex News



Christina Ritchie Biography
Christina Ritchie is an independent curator based in Toronto. She has a long history of institutional practice, most recently as the Director of the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, and before that as Curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Video Curator at Art Metropole, and Co-director of the Foundation of Art Resources in Los Angeles. She attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and has an extensive record of community service.


  SPONSORED By Toronto Eaton Centre Toronto Culture / Soctiabank