BUSINESS CLASS is a twelve hours inter-media installation set in public space.
The work is an investigation on contemporary issues in the fields of science, the environment, technology, art and design. The project depicts a group of contemporary leading thinkers hanging out inside a futuristic aluminum air stream carefully installed in the heart of Toronto's financial district, while a crowd of business people are busted in a line up outside waiting to have their luggage searched by agents. Three large scale video projections on walls around the parking lot, show close up details of the business contents which include pharma and guns. The installation is time based and highly visual giving the audience a chance to be included in the spirit of the work.
CONCEIVED & DIRECTED BY MARISELA LA GRAVE
CURATED BY WAYNE BAERWALDT
CREATED BY MAGNETIC LABORATORIUM
PRODUCED BY THE CITY OF TORONTO & MAGNETIC LABORATORIUM
NEW YORK ASSOCIATED ARTISTS
JEAN FREEBURY - CHRIS EAMON - LAURA FLANDERS - RALPH GALLAGHER - LUPE GEHRENBECK - ANTONIO FERMIN - MAKRAM HAMDAN - DAVID ILKU - CHRIS INGRAM - LULA J. HARPER - MAI KATO - ELKE RINDFLEISCH - VICTORIA REDEL - DANIEL SQUIRE
TORONTO ASSOCIATED ARTISTS
NISHA AHUJA - ERIN FLECK - MELISSA FOSTER - JEN YI HUM - TRAVIS KNIGHTS - JESSICA LIADSKY - SUSAN A LOCK - JAQUELINE OPOKU - GREATA PAPAGEORG - MICHAEL REINHART - DAVID SHEN - ADRIANO SOBRETODO - DANIELLE SZLAWIENIEC - CHLOE WHITEHORN - MARIUXI ZAMBRANO -
SOUNDTRACK DESIGN MAGNETIC LABORATORIUM
DATE: SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH - FROM 7PM TO 7AM
WHERE: ZONE B. FINANCIAL DISTRICT, TORONTO, CANADA
COPYRIGHT 2008 MAGNETIC LABORATORIUM
'One of the best installations in five years of the Toronto Nuit Blanche' ScotiaBank Toronto
BUSINESS CLASS - SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO (2008)