295:  The Shape We Live In

For 18 years I lived in public housing in Toronto. We moved into 295 Sackville Street when I was five years old.  I rarely recognized our little apartment on the second floor within a larger physical context. This is common, whether you live in Rosedale or Regent Park.

295 Sackville Street will soon be demolished, as part of the Regent Park redevelopment and my first substantial home will be erased. A unique three-story apartment building will become rubble, then a foundation for condos.

 

“295” is a celebration of the shape of my formative home.

Concrete is how modern cheap housing was made.

Gold is a celebration!

 

Big++        Concrete sculpture approximately    x   

16 X++     The number of  original buildings in Regent Park with this architecture

Single++    A single ++form that will travel with me

Drawings   

Juxtapositions    

Migration     The installation at the White Out Exhibition, Toronto, 2014


 

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