HUNDERTWASSER MEETS OSHAWA

You have the right to transform your window and the outside wall around it as far as your arms can reach until your house fits you.–Frederich Hundertwasser  “Your Window Right….”  1972

A PROJECT IMAGINING HUNDERTWASSER’S WINDOW RIGHT IN OSHAWA

A PROJECT COMBINING MY RESIDENCY AT ROBERT MCLAUGHLIN GALLERY (RMG) until March 4, 2018 AND LAKEVIEW HOUSING until May, 2018

Participants can: create window surround designs using the printout provided.

Enlarge that design to life- size, paint it on wallpaper, mount it on a mock wall and be photographed in their window.

Participate in a show of the life-size designs at a gallery in Oshawa.

HOW:

Come to one of our workshops. The first will be this Monday or Tuesday (TBA) 2-5pm Look for the plywood model apartment wall  in front of the community room. You can help paint the life-size version and/or work on your own paper design in the community room. All materials and food provided. If you want to prepare ahead of time, you can print out a version yourself from here (click on and save file as) or e-mail me  jeffautomann@fastmail.com and I’ll send you a file for printing. The first one is practice the second is for a final version.

Process:

Method 1: Respond to the materials or shapes around your window. Are there bricks, how might you use that pattern? Make a design based on the shape of the window surround. (spiral, rays, pattern) You could also choose not to use the whole window surround as depicted on the printout.

Method 2: Make a “logo” about you. Something simple. Please avoid commercial symbols and logos. (if you must use them, see note below) Are you a cat lover? Maybe one big cat face. Is family really important to you? Simple picture frames with figures in them. Etc.

Method 3: Abstract. Patterns that you like or swirly colours that you like.

Method 4: Something I haven’t thought of.

If you must use text or commercial logos and symbols, disguise them by scale (size) colour (not usual colour), framing (cutting them up or having them “cut off by the edge of the surround.)