By daniel j kirk and Katie Green
Imaginarium was commissioned from artists Katie Green and daniel j kirk after winning an open call to Alberta artists. It uses a multimedia approach to transform the contemporary main entrance of cSPACE into a space devoted to the imagination. The work stretches across the entire four-storey stairwell with a mixed material installation/mural using low relief, collage, built material, light and shadow (LED lighting), silhouettes and screens.
Imaginarium seeks to better understand how people engage their imaginations and the relationships we form with the creative process. This installation began as an investigation of how the surrounding community of Marda Loop and the tenants of cSPACE relate to their creativity. The artists reached out to the surrounding community of Marda Loop and the tenants of cSPACE for stories to inspire the project. Participants were welcomed to an onsite studio space for drawing sessions, and the artists distilled participant stories into their own visual interpretations.
The project is supported through the City of Calgary 1% Public Art Policy. The artwork is included in the permanent collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.