The exhibit they have at The Rooms is entitled Infrastructure Canada and focuses on new infrastructure projects across the country. It showcases four of their film installations, three of them forming a trilogy (Every Building, or Site, that a Building Permit was Issued for a New Building in Toronto in 2006; 50 Light Fixtures from Home Depot; and their most recent film, Infrastructure Canada). The fourth film that is included in this exhibition is entitled Camera Tracking a Spiral Drawn Between the Two Curved Towers of Viljo Revell’s Toronto City Hall. Luckily all of these film titles are fairly self-explanatory, so we don’t need to say much more about the content.
Over coffee and desserts in the café, we discussed the Artist Talk and its associated exhibit like civilized human beings. There were aspects of the experience that we enjoyed and it promoted a lot of discussion, but we did find that the talk wasn’t very accessible to people not in the art world. On second thought, this is probably to be expected! Regardless, we found the talk to be thought-provoking and we’re glad that we tried out something new because that’s what Something Saturdays are all about.
We don’t like to end on a sombre note, but that concluded our visit to The Rooms. We had just enough time after the film to peruse the sealing exhibit and then make out way out the front door before it closed. We only took a few pictures of our afternoon, and here are the rest: