I like to ask questions about waste, the world of objects, archives, labour, productivity, and speculative futures.
My work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, OCAD University, The Banff Centre, The Art Gallery of York University, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, and The Canada Council for the Arts.
Currently, I am writing a book that applies design principles to simple living.
By revealing the architecture of decision-making, I hope to help others focus on what matters most.
My creative process is iterative, exploratory, and dynamic. It focuses on collecting, transforming, and displaying.
Through both work in the field and studio-as-lab I use metaphor as a method of inquiry and understanding.
My most recent project was the sensory ethnographic film “Solid Waste”.
My creative process is iterative, exploratory, and dynamic. It focuses on collecting, transforming, and displaying. Through both work in the field and studio-as-lab I use metaphor as a method of inquiry and understanding.
Through the Nomadic Residency Council, I invent alternative residencies, like the Airline-Artist-in-Residence, Gourmet-Conversationalist-in-Residence, and Failure-in-Residence.
In everything I do, I mashup, montage, juxtapose, and collage. On some days, I still use scissors and glue.
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Ultimately, I am driven to use art and design to stage social, aesthetic, and cultural experiments, with the hope of creating tools that can be used in the repair of our civilization.
Some details about my recent activities:
I often teach, facilitate, run workshops, and give performance lectures.
I speak about subjects, like:
I have given presentations to Toronto City Council, students at the University of Guelph, Toronto, Waterloo, and more, and I’ve been a guest speaker at both the Vancouver and Toronto Art Book Fairs. Currently, I teach in the Integrated Design program at the Halliburton School of Art and Design.
Get in touch if you want to talk about a project, book me to speak, or have a general inquiry.
Follow me on Instagram: @Paper_Pusher