Artist
Simon Rabyniuk

Canada
http://departmentofunusualcertainties.wordpress.com/

Simon Rabyniuk is a Toronto-based visual artist and member of the urban design collective Department of Unusual Certainties. He creates context sensitive projects exploring urban form as both process and object. His work takes a variety of forms including walking projects, participatory events, performance for video, and sculpture. He has presented work across Canada including as part of the Harbourfront Centre’s Hatch Emerging Performance Series, at Ryerson University’s Modernity Unbound Symposium, and as part of Broken City Labs’ Storefront Residency for Social Innovation. He recently published an article in On Site Magazine’s Migration issue presenting supplementary research for his project Deskilling the Garment Industry.

Through art and design, Simon Rabyniuk, explores everyday things with groups of people. Working across disciplines he seeks to frame questions, experiment with research methods and synthesize observations into images, spaces, and experiences. Cara Spooner, Claude Wittmann, Sylvie Tourangeau and Dawne Carleton introduced him to the potential of dance, performance and presence. As a principal at the research and design studio Department of Unusual Certainties his work has been presented across Canada and abroad.

Performance
they perform on friday and on saturday they respond to friday | curated by claude wittmann

They see us. They perform in front of us. We see them perform. We see them. They feel us. They perform near us. We feel their work. We feel them. Something happens. Something goes through us. Something goes through them. They process the encounter. We process too. We eat. We sleep. We dream. We think. We all come back the next day. We see them. They see us. We see their response to the day before. We see more. Way more. We feel more. They feel more. Way more.

ARTISTS
Jo SiMalaya Alcampo
Yumi Onose
Simon Rabyniuk

Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, Yumi Onose and Simon Rabyniuk perform on Friday and the next night they present a new work in response to the previous evening’s performance, creating an interrelated series of actions that exist in dialogue with each other. This situation challenges the artists to work directly and immediately with site, a changing and repeating audience and to consider the impact and influence of working side by side over a duration of time.


Simon Rabyniuk is a Toronto-based visual artist and member of the urban design collective Department of Unusual Certainties. He creates context sensitive projects exploring urban form as both process and object. He has created site-sensitive works specific to the Parkdale Neighbourhood in Toronto, Wardsville, and Windsor.

Jo SiMalaya Alcampo is an interdisciplinary artist born in the Philippines and raised in Scarborough. Her interactive mixed media projects explore intersectionality, cultural/body memory and soul wounds. She combines various forms of artistic expression including sculpture, installation, sound art, electronics, photography, film/video and performance.

Yumi Onose was born in Japan. Yumi’s passion in traveling and learning lead to her study of visual arts and performance. She has created art for contemporary dance piece Red Dream directed by Keiko Ninomiya in 2006, and exhibited Evolving Forms with Harvey Chan in 2007.


ARTICLE: Song-Atmosphere-City-Song-Atmosphere by Marcin Kedzior

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer