Interactive installation built for Holt Renfrew and Knot On My Planet.
To explore an alternative way of building a temporary installation using destined for landfill, discarded and repurposed material.
Using repurposed plywood, screws, flooring, off-cut fabric from manufacturing. Built to be easily assembled and disassembled for transportation and reassembly.
The structure was built with screws and designed to be disassembled and for all materials to be easily reused.
We are living in a world of planned and perceived obsolescence, leading to endangerment of species and our planet. Coming together as a community affords us more resources and power to create change. How can we rethink our patterns of consumption and waste?
Another Life is a giant skeleton of a tusk, inviting viewers to walk inside and tie fabric onto its structure, communally building this piece. The engulfing size of the tusk is a nod to our society and planet — we are living in it and have the power to affect it. The more viewers tie onto the structure, the greater the symbolic change in our community and environment.
We approached Another Life as a community project. It is made of over 90% reused or repurposed materials in an effort to create an eco-friendly and socially conscious piece with minimal waste. The tusk is held together with screws which allow for it to be dis-assembled and repurposed again. Its rough exterior and imperfections are purposeful and reference the multiple lives an object or material can have. The fabric pieces are either manufacturing scraps or reused from previous jobs.
This project is made possible by working with the local companies listed below and repurposing their scrap material:
Well and Good (wood, workspace)
Relative Space (flooring)
Notion Manufacturing (fabric)
Avery Plewes (fabric)
Holt Renfrew (fabric)
Neighbourhood Studios, Toronto, ON
Holt Renfrew Bloor St, Toronto, ON