Monday, February 20, 2012

Collaborators

To make our idea come to life we needed collaborators to help us. We asked Véro Dumas from La Moufette Mauve if she would be interested in working with us on this project and she jumped on the opportunity. We previously worked with Véro in September for Davide's newest photography series which will be exhibited for the first time in May 2012. She did a great job at creating custom masks for 20 models and was on set with us for the 4 day shoot. This time around all of the work was done at her Studio on Cartier near Masson.  We had the pleasure of assisting Véro with different tasks like punching arm hair on a silicone arm and prepping the base for an octopus tentacle.  She gives private and group classes at her studio.  Here she is talking about the tentacle we are creating for an installation piece which will be exhibited at Art Souterrain this weekend:



We have also been working with a very talented graphic designer to create pothole stickers which will be at the base of our installations. Her name is Amanda Di Pancrazio, she is a freelance graphic artist and animator living in Montreal.  She has 5+ years of experience in graphic design, specializing in both 2D and 3D design. She is currently working on an a mixed media animated short about my struggles of learning to ride a bicycle. Check out her work here: www.thatgirlamanda.com.

  



Thursday, February 9, 2012

More Photos: Making of for Art Souterrain

Here is a little update for the Octopus and Quicksand installations.  We will post pics of the third installation soon!

Octopus:





 QUICK SAND


Friday, February 3, 2012

POTHOLES at ART SOUTERRAIN 2012: THE MAKING OF

We were thrilled when we received our letter of acceptance to partake in Art Souterrain. Along with some of our Potholes images which will be exhibited on the walls of the Complexe les Ailes (metro McGill) we are also creating three Potholes installations pieces which will be part performance/installation during the night of Nuit Blanche à Montréal

We are working in collaboration with talented sculptor Véro Dumas who is making our ideas come to life. Here are some photos of the making of so far...

Instalation 1: Quicksand

Mini maquette

Face casting:

Davide wanted to be involved in the process, even though it meant having a mouthful of alginate

Here he is "posing" as the man that is sinking in quicksand

Véro getting into all the cracks


Applying bandages to set the alginate

Mold created from Davide's face

Arm Casting:




Installation # 2

THE OCTOPUS
The octopus before birth



Mini maquette: Octopus


Art Souterrain is a seven kilometre artistic journey through the heart of Montreal’s underground passageways offering a variety of activities including workshops, lectures and artistic performances. The exhibition runs from February 25, 2012 to March 11, 2012. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. on the 25th and runs until to 3:00 a.m. on the 26th as part of Nuit Blanche à Montréal, the finale of the Montreal High Lights Festival.


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