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26.05.2011
CHROMA - spmb [Eduardo Aquino & Karen Shanski]
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  • CHROMA [2011] was a proposal by spmb for a permanent public art project for the Mount Dennis Neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada. It is derived from the neighbourhood’s desire to signify one entrance into Mount Dennis through art, more specifically marking ...

    CHROMA [2011] was a proposal by spmb for a permanent public art project for the Mount Dennis Neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada. It is derived from the neighbourhood’s desire to signify one entrance into Mount Dennis through art, more specifically marking the corner of Dennis Avenue and Weston Road. Three main references generated the concept of CHROMA [the Greek word for colour]: the rich and colourful make up of the neighbourhood—a mix of many ethnicities and cultures; the historical presence of the Kodak factory, here symbolized by one of its most iconographic products—the Kodachrome film; and the selected material to be used in the fabrication of the artwork—chromed steel, reflecting the colours of the neighbourhood back to the artwork and the visitors. The cartography on the ground created a microcosm of the neighbourhood on the corner street, creating a place of encounter and memorialisation.

    spmb Eduardo Aquino Karen Shanski 207 Kingsway Avenue Winnipeg – Manitoba R3M 0G4 CANADA Tel. 204-774 8288 eduardo@spmb.ca www.spmb.ca

    CHROMA [2011] was a proposal by spmb for a permanent public art project for the Mount Dennis Neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada. It is derived from the neighbourhood’s desire to signify one entrance into Mount Dennis through art, more specifically marking ...

    CHROMA [2011] was a proposal by spmb for a permanent public art project for the Mount Dennis Neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada. It is derived from the neighbourhood’s desire to signify one entrance into Mount Dennis through art, more specifically marking the corner of Dennis Avenue and Weston Road. Three main references generated the concept of CHROMA [the Greek word for colour]: the rich and colourful make up of the neighbourhood—a mix of many ethnicities and cultures; the historical presence of the Kodak factory, here symbolized by one of its most iconographic products—the Kodachrome film; and the selected material to be used in the fabrication of the artwork—chromed steel, reflecting the colours of the neighbourhood back to the artwork and the visitors. The cartography on the ground created a microcosm of the neighbourhood on the corner street, creating a place of encounter and memorialisation.

    spmb Eduardo Aquino Karen Shanski 207 Kingsway Avenue Winnipeg – Manitoba R3M 0G4 CANADA Tel. 204-774 8288 eduardo@spmb.ca www.spmb.ca