One of the many fascinating rooms created for Wreck City, which ends tomorrow in Calgary, AB.
From the Wreck City site:
WRECK CITY: An Epilogue for 809 is a community-based art experiment transforming 9 houses, 3 garages, and a greenhouse scheduled for demolition into temporary art, installation, and performance spaces. The biggest project of its type in the history of Calgary (perhaps even all of Canada), Eight Artist-Curators have invited 100+ Artists, Musicians, and Performers to participate. Artist participants were free to radically alter the architecture of entire houses, re-shaping the homes using materials from the houses themselves, without need for repair at the end of the project. This newly formed community of artists produced a neighbourhood of magical and critically-engaging spaces, made possible only by the freedom of working inside houses soon to be destroyed. You can see some of the finished works here.
Instigated as an epilogue for 809 Gallery, one of Calgary’s influential garage galleries (scheduled for demolition with the rest of the homes), WRECK CITY is a swan song for the history of the neighbourhood, a playful comment on Calgary’s demolition addiction, and an opportunity to cultivate a new community of Artists amidst the rubble of an entire block of houses. WRECK CITY will be open to the public from APRIL 19 – 27, 2013. WRECK CITY is located between 621 and 823 5th Ave NW Calgary.
Today Facebook turned pink and red with icons supporting equal marriage rights. In the morning the icons were very basic; a pink equal sign on a red background. By midafternoon though they'd started morphing into all sorts of different images.
Here is a site where you plug in a word and a very snooty man will say it for you. It's great for the correct pronunciation of words like "dour" which no one ever actually says, but it took all of 3 minutes before I regressed and started plugging in other words just for the sheer joy of hearing this guy say "doodoo" in his world weary way. And yes. He will swear for you. Because I had to go there.