Forestrial Brain

Yannick Grandmont
Forestrial Brain
Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 11:00 am to Saturday, August 26, 2017, 5:00 pm

by donation


As our cities expand and our rainforests shrink, urban and wild environments are in constant flux. This summer, Open Space presents FORESTRIAL BRAIN with collaborative duo Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane.
FORESTRIAL BRAIN begins in the wildlands of the West Coast Trail where Holyoak and Shane will spend 10 days hiking the temporate terrain to collect visual documentation and to provoke their imaginations for a vast and immersive drawing that will cover the walls at Open Space.
During July and August Open Space will become a space of metamorphosis and ux mapping the tension between abundance and endangered, the real and the imaginary, human interruption and what is untempered. Animals, plant life and habitats will be met with fantasy and will live in a newly imagined space. You will lose yourself in the immensity of the drawn experience at Open Space. 
Matt Shane explains: 
“This shared world is one at the borderlands of wilderness and civilization, the real and the imaginary, deep time and the present”.
Open Space will be open during the installation process with summer hours 11:00am- 5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday. 
Stop in to meet and speak with the artists during their lunch break from 1:00pm-2:00pm Tuesday-Saturday. 

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