Why does the value of nature come from a capitalist culture?
Why has nature become a disposable product?
Why overlook or downgrade nature?
Created by Elfy Castro, ’Look at Me!’ celebrates nature’s perfect design that took millions of years to create. Elfy explores research questions by experimenting with natural materials from rocks to fibers. The design/art installation will consist of several pieces of furniture, from a lamp to a console. It is a showcase where the viewer will be transported to the “empire of nature” governed by beauty and aesthetics.
Elfy Castro is a Toronto-based artist originally from Peru. They create work that oscillates between industrial design, the visual and the material arts. By integrating traditional and modern techniques of production, as well as sustainable media, they create work that immerses viewers in diverse aesthetic worlds; where past and future find common ground. From textiles to product design, Elfy’s “visions” materialize into artwork that has an identity and a story.
Elfy is an MFA (Interdisciplinary Art, Design and Media) candidate at OCAD University and a former artist-in-residence at Harbourfront Centre