In this first collaboration, ‘What Was, Now Is’, artist-designers Hilary Arellano and Holly Chang combine their multidisciplinary practices to dream up new terms for the life cycle of natural waste. On display will be a collection of experiments in biomaterial study, inviting viewers to reimagine food waste into everyday objects. The interplay between decorative waste within a furnished space is crafted to reflect our innate dependency on nature to provide a playful sense of place in the background of our lives.
Our creative efforts are focused on reflecting with nature in mind, acknowledging the natural formations accumulated and the forever life cycles that transition alongside us. Through harvesting materials and loose experimentation, we seed for ourselves a new perspective for recovering nature’s gifts. Post production takes shape in a new light, the elements are bent into new form. The recreation and rebirth of a product nearly disposed reestablishes itself here again.
DesignTO in the Trinity Bellwoods BIA
‘What Was, Now Is’ is one of 10 projects in the Trinity Bellwoods BIA, a vibrant neighbourhood running along Dundas Street West between Bathurst Street and Trinity Bellwoods Park. During the DesignTO Festival, you are are invited to walk Dundas Street West as a gallery, exploring the neighbourhood and seeing work from artists and designers in businesses’ storefronts and windows.
- Unseen Interiors by Angela Cho at Milky’s
- excerpts from the little table project by John Booth at bookhou
- exhaust by Marcelline Siu at Dirty Laundry
- Experimental Collage – Series 3 by Warren Steven Scott at Comrags
- What Was, Now Is by Hilary Arellano & Holly Chang at Capri Shoes
- Eating Cherries, Braiding Hair by Elena Mahno at Sovereign State
- Language Structures by Paul Aloisi at Worth Gallery
- Cafe Curtains by Jennifer Coghill at Hamers Coffee
- Nọrọ: Sit & Stay by Chuma Asuzu at Saving Grace
- The Bar Stool by Salva Modarres at Northern Belle
On Sunday, January 29, join DesignTO for ‘The Lifecycle of Objects‘ featuring Angela Cho, Hilary Arellano and Marcelline Siu at the Trinity Community Recreation Centre.