(Un)settled is a site-specific exhibition and residency that sets out to investigate and unsettle the history of the Guild Park and Gardens, formerly the Guild of all Arts, in Scarborough.
(Un)settled will probe themes ranging from the indigenous history of Scarborough to the proliferation of modernism, from immigration to urban sprawl, and the underlying tensions between ecology and human intervention. Participating artists will explore the Guild’s eccentric utopianism, using a variety of media and strategies ranging from performance to video and sound.
The project involves participating artists Lori Blondeau, Basil Alzeri, Terrance Houle, Matt Walker, Duorama (Ed Johnson & Paul Couillard), alongside Lisa Myers and her York University undergraduate class, and Bojana Videkanic’s University of Waterloo Landmarks2017 undergraduate class.
Visitors attending regularly scheduled weekly events between May 2–16 and June 5–16 will be invited to meet 15 minutes prior in front of the main entrance to Guild Park. Once gathered, visitors will be led by volunteers on a guided tour. Each weekly event will culminate in an artist talk and a walking tour of projects throughout the park.
More information about (Un)settled, the participating artists and the Guild can be found on the project website.
Guild Park and Gardens
201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough
May 2–16 & June 5–16, 2017