Nuit Blanche 2018

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

To contribute to an art project for Nuit Blanche Scarborough

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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.

DATES

There will be two drop-in sessions:

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, June 9, 2018

10:00am–6:00pm

Y+ contemporary

1345 Morningside Avenue, Unit 15, Scarborough, Ontario, M1B 5K3

Saturday, June 16, 2018

9:00am–5:00pm

Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room 2

150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, Ontario, M1P 4N7

Waiting times may vary depending on demand; to book a time slot in advance, please contact info@ypluscontemporary.com. If you require any accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact us. 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.