SUMO Project is happy to announce its participation in Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and DIGIFEST with THE FACES OF KENSINGTON installation, a collaboration with Lovera Motion + Photography, Aagency and Derooted. “CONTACT’s 2014 thematic programming highlights the relationship between identity and photography by focusing on images that explore individual and collective attributes” (http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/events/1831) while The theme for DIGIFEST 2014 is Digital Urbanism and the Future of Cities (http://www.torontodigifest.ca/2014/about/) Our project,THE FACES OF KENSINGTON, explores both Identity and the urban condition through a photographic and multimedia ethnography of the neighbourhood’s population; a portrait study in search of Kensington’s ever-transient identity reflected in the faces of its residents, shop owners, and visitors.With the use of photography, projections, lights, shadows and physical models the space is transformed into an experience that captures the unique character of one of the most culturally diverse neighbourhoods in Toronto: KENSINGTON MARKET The exhibit has several components: the model, which concentrates in depicting the quotidian activities that take place in the market; the photographic component which puts a face to, and maps the relationship between the people that perform these activities and voluntary contributed with the project; and the webpage that adds the personal testimonies from each of the Faces of Kensington (their background, favourite places, etc.) In this way the central aspect of the work goes beyond the anonymity of everyday activities to permeate into the personal stories of the people that make the market, their interpersonal connections, their sense of place, belonging and identity.
The Faces of Kensington is showing at Gallery 223A (223A Augusta Av.) From May 1 to May 31, 2014
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday:1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Hope to see you soon!