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The Doodlers (Students from University of Waterloo School of Architecture)

Christina Chow, Amina Lalor, Stanley Sun, and Joon Yang of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture and Leila Moslemi

Message to Japan

“It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.” Please tell us yours.

Artist information

Christina Chow, Amina Lalor, Stanley Sun, and Joon Yang of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture initially met with Leila Moslemi of York University to help John McMinn and Melana Janzen produce the aluminum backpack stands. They were invited to create a work for the Field Trip project and responded with an interactive piece that asks visitors to contribute to a scrolling artwork. Evoking children’s toys, knobs advance the continuous roll of paper as children and adults share their stories. A canvas roll in the box holds pencils and crayons, a compartment displays collected pencil shavings, and a roll of washi tape is provided to mend torn paper.

Shannon Cochrane

Artist information

Shannon Cochrane is a Toronto-based artist and performer. Her performance work has been presented in galleries, at theatre and performance art festival events in Toronto, Montréal, Halifax and Vancouver, and internationally in China, Chilé, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. Shannon is a founding member, co-curator and organizer of the 7a*11 International Festival of Performance Art, is currently the Artistic + Administrative Director of FADO Performance Art Centre, and is a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Total Art Journal, an on-line magazine focusing on performance and live art practices.

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Performance documentation here: Shannon Cochrane’s photosets on Flickr

Michael Toke

Message to Japan

All of our best love and support from Canada.
You are strongest and most beautiful in renewal and growth.
I wish all shining suns and moons to you beautiful Japan.

Artist information

Michael Toke is a Toronto based visual / installation artist, born Hamilton 1964. Attending Sheridan College and OCA in the 1980s, moved to NYC and worked as head assistant to J.S.G. Boggs a commerce based performance artist. Exhibiting internationally in art and film venues. His installations combine painting, photography, video and sculpture hung on a conceptual armature of documentary film practice. “I believe to approach hard strange and elusive ideas you must use peripheral vision and Newtonian half measures; random cultivation is the path to expression and enlightenment.”

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