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come up to my room: part 1   the rooms
feb 09, 2009
come up to my room: part 1 the rooms


room installation by jeremy hatch presented by MADE

the come up to my room exhibit gives a talented crop of artists and designers a chance to showcase their
work through a series of unique installations inside toronto’s gladstone hotel. the installations are spread
throughout the hotel, including inside the rooms, the hallways and even some of the bathrooms. there
were 23 artists and designers included in this year’s show. this edition of come up to my room marks the
sixth anniversary of the show and the first for the curatorial team of katherine morley, caroline shaheed,
jeremy vandermeij and deborah wang.

http://comeuptomyroom.com


room installation by jeremy hatch presented by MADE

jeremy hatch’s room installation features an elaborate multi-part
ceramic landscape that appears to be
full-size wood scraps, rope and
tools. the pristine white pieces are hung from the wall and ceiling,

giving the illusion that they are the real thing only white washed. the
piece aims to freeze a moment
in time, preserving it by casting it in
porcelain.


room installation by jeremy hatch presented by MADE


‘penny smash’ by motherbrand

motherbrand presented the latest in their souvenir shop series with a
customized pressed penny machine.
the collective commissioned artists
and designers, douglas coupland, marian bantjes, burton kramer and
paul
butler to design custom images which can be imprinted on a penny.


‘penny smash’ by motherbrand


room installation by erin mccutcheon, einav nekori, annie tung and andree wejsmann

this collective room installation features a series of objects and installations which interpret the brothers
grimm story ‘the juniper tree’. this gothic story of jealousy, innocence and death is brought to life through
ceramic birds, three-dimensional books and fabric covered spoons.


room installation by erin mccutcheon, einav nekori, annie tung and andree wejsmann


room installation by erin mccutcheon, einav nekori, annie tung and andree wejsmann


room installation by bruno billio and matt nye

this conversation piece room aims to explore the personal and
reformative relationship between
domesticity and technology. in the
room, a projector displays a spinning wooden chair onto the
window’s
curtains, while in the next room a small peep hole looks onto the same
chair spinning
in reality.


‘in my heart’ by matt carr and joyce lo

‘in my heart’ explores the experiences people share in hotel rooms. on
the wall, lighting spells out
‘can’t get enough’ as small monocles
dangle from the ceiling. peering into the lenses blurs the lights
showing overlapping hearts instead.


room installation by liz wolfe and mauricio affonso

artist and photographer liz wolfe teamed up with industrial designer mauricio affonso to create this magical
installation that represents their shared sense of homour. for their room, the two devised a fantasy landscape
that features candy-coloured ice cream cones on top of lush fabrics as a hot air balloon sits on the floor next
to them.


room installation by liz wolfe and mauricio affonso


room installation by liz wolfe and mauricio affonso

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