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.
If you aren’t a resident of Lakeview, you can: 1) come to RMG during open hours, go downstairs where you’ll find a table set up with materials and instructions. 2) Copy the printout, make your design at home and either drop it off to the security guard at RMG or e-mail a jpeg to me firstname.lastname@example.org (We will be making a digital version of an apartment building using your designs.) 3) make an appointment with me to meet at RMG for painting the life-size version. (I’m usually there Thursdays and Fridays. You can call 905 576-3000 X 116)
If you are a resident to Lakeview, you can do the above or look out for open house and workshops conducted at Lakeview in the next months.
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.)