CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
To contribute to an art project for Nuit Blanche Scarborough
Y+ is seeking local Scarborough residents to contribute to an art installation that will be featured at this year’s edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto, located in Scarborough.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
For collective gestures, Scarborough community members are invited to create molds of their hands, which will be used to produce a series of cast replicas. These replicas will be distributed throughout the grounds of the Frank Faubert woodlot. The hands honour the histories and look to the future of collective action and advocacy in Scarborough, and how it has shaped the surrounding landscape. The installation will be presented as part of the project our roots are here, amongst the grasses.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Members of the Scarborough community of all ages are invited to attend a drop-in session hosted by Y+ and create a mold of their hands. The process takes approximately 20-30 minutes; during the set time, approximately 8-10 minutes, your hands must remain still. The material for making the mold is non-toxic, and you will be guided through the entire process.
Location: Scarborough Museum at Thomson Memorial Park
Date: Sunday, August 5
Waiting times may vary depending on demand. If you require any accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants under the age of 18 will require signed consent from their parent or guardian.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Y+ is a multi-disciplinary artist collective based in Scarborough, comprised of Danièle Dennis, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Dorica Manuel and Tiffany Schofield. Their collaborative artistic and curatorial work is centred on community-building, with a focus on emerging practices and suburban spaces. In 2015, the collective founded Y+ contemporary, an artist-run studio and gallery space. They have presented projects across the GTA, including the Art Gallery of Mississauga (Hiba Abdallah: Souvenir Shop, 2017), Myseum of Toronto (In the Shadow of Paradise, 2017), and the Scarborough Museum (Striking Scarborough, 2016). They have been featured in the Toronto Star and C Magazine. For more information, visit ypluscontemporary.com.