A Thomas+Guinevere Creation
(Thom Sokoloski & Jenny-Anne McCowan)
The Encampment runs June 8-24, 2012 at Fort York
Commissioned by the City of Toronto and Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity,
for the Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812
The Encampment is a unique form of artistic practice by art duo Thomas+Guinevere (Thom Sokoloski & Jenny-Anne McCowan) where the metaphor of archaeology turns a historic site into a large-scale ‘temporal village’ and a glowing sculptural grid against the night sky.
The 2012 version of The Encampment focuses mostly on the unknown civilian history of The War of 1812 and premieres as part of the Luminato Festival and City of Toronto Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812.
From June 8-24, the final installation of 200 tents will transform the grounds of Fort York National Historic Site into a massive expression of art and history.
Thom Sokoloski and Jenny-Anne McCowan, worked with Creative Collaborators (over 100!) to create The Encampment. Like archaeologists, the Creative Collaborators commit to “getting their hands dirty” in unearthing and transposing civilian stories into art installations within each tent for the public to experience. Each installation is meant to evoke the story it represents - 200 stories of love, loss, survival and patriotism will be explored, as well as those of collaboration, deception, greed and betrayal.
The Encampment - A Thomas+Guinevere Creation
Conceived by Thom Sokoloski – Produced by Sherrie Johnson Productions
June 8-24, every evening from 7:30pm-11:00pm
Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd. Toronto.
Detailed Information: www.thomasandguinevere.com
Added by dwcommunications1 on May 17, 2012