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Album

Album

Choreographed by Hilliard and performed and developed with collaborator Luke Garwood, Album is a work about favorite songs and the personal histories that accompany them. Interviews by dancer/writer Andrya Duff, sound design by Jeremy Mimnagh, stenography by Gram Schmalz, lighting design by Simon Rossiter and costume design by Alana Elmer. April 24-26 2014, 8:00PM The […]

Imagined Realities

Imagined Realities

  Ongoing works which explore augmentation of some of my favorite physical locations. Imagined Reality – 01: My favorite place for a cigarette is brought to life by some lovely active shapes. Metro Toronto Convention Center overlooking Union Station.       Imagined Reality – 02:  The Horse Palace at the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto […]

More and more, but less...

More and more, but less…

A face in the crowd. A crowd of faces. In the face of crowdedness. Facing the crowd. A crowded faceless face.   A physical expression of accumulation that inhabits a space for 36, 000 seconds…you are the only one standing where you are right now.   When and Where: Sep. 29th and 30th 1pm to […]

Crowns For Convoy - CD Release

Crowns For Convoy – CD Release

  This Friday my friends Crowns For Convoy are releasing their new highly anticipated album at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. They asked yours truly to put together a visualization project for the show, so you can look forward to seeing a little bit of schmalz touch in the show. From Crowns: “FRIDAY JULY 27th @ HUGH’S […]

Forts: call for submissions

Forts: call for submissions

This week the Physical Futures Initiative has begun on a new curatorial experiment, Forts. The project seeks to explore the rich social/historical/physical landscape of fort making through a collaborative dialogue. The end goal of this project is a hybrid print/digital publication to be released in late August. The project currently has an open call for […]

Album
Album

Choreographed by Hilliard and performed and developed with collaborator Luke Garwood, Album is a work about favorite songs and the personal histories that accompany them. Interviews by dancer/writer Andrya Duff, sound design by Jeremy Mimnagh, stenography by Gram Schmalz, lighting design by Simon Rossiter and costume design by Alana Elmer. April 24-26 2014, 8:00PM The […]

Imagined Realities
Imagined Realities

  Ongoing works which explore augmentation of some of my favorite physical locations. Imagined Reality – 01: My favorite place for a cigarette is brought to life by some lovely active shapes. Metro Toronto Convention Center overlooking Union Station.       Imagined Reality – 02:  The Horse Palace at the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto […]

More and more, but less…
More and more, but less...

A face in the crowd. A crowd of faces. In the face of crowdedness. Facing the crowd. A crowded faceless face.   A physical expression of accumulation that inhabits a space for 36, 000 seconds…you are the only one standing where you are right now.   When and Where: Sep. 29th and 30th 1pm to […]

Crowns For Convoy – CD Release
Crowns For Convoy - CD Release

  This Friday my friends Crowns For Convoy are releasing their new highly anticipated album at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. They asked yours truly to put together a visualization project for the show, so you can look forward to seeing a little bit of schmalz touch in the show. From Crowns: “FRIDAY JULY 27th @ HUGH’S […]

Forts: call for submissions
Forts: call for submissions

This week the Physical Futures Initiative has begun on a new curatorial experiment, Forts. The project seeks to explore the rich social/historical/physical landscape of fort making through a collaborative dialogue. The end goal of this project is a hybrid print/digital publication to be released in late August. The project currently has an open call for […]

Activated Window – A Piece of a City
Activated Window - A Piece of a City

Upcoming in May 2012, I will be exhibiting a new public installation as part of Toronto’s Art on the Danforth festival and Labspace Studio’s A Piece of a City, curated by Annie Onyi Cheung, John Loerchner & Laura Mendes. A Piece of a City will manifest as “a neighbourhood-based curatorial initiative…(bringing) together a group of […]

Stop the Running Nose
Stop the Running Nose

In September 2011 I had a good time running around with director Billie Mintz as production designer for a funny little campaign called Stop the Running Nose  for Contac Cold and Flu. I thought I’d take the opportunity to share it out here. The results were pretty hilarious, and the project definitely presented some unique […]

At the Wrecking Ball V
At the Wrecking Ball V

From February 9th to 12th at the Lower Ossington Theater I will be participating in the dance festival At The Wrecking Ball V created by  Toronto-based dance artists Tina Fushell and Kate Franklin “to produce and promote the work of emerging dance artists.” In collaboration with Kate Franklin, Ryan Land, and Vasa Gataiance I am […]

The Next Dimension: Holograms from the Institute for Optical Sciences
The Next Dimension: Holograms from the Institute for Optical Sciences

Brian Sasaki and myself are exhibiting a hologram in the upcoming exhibition The Next Dimension: Holograms from the Institute for Optical Sciences this coming november. Organized by the wicked awesome Emanuel Istrate from University of Toronto’s Institute for Optical Sciences, the show features 24 holograms created at the Institute. This will be one of the largest […]