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Territories 2.0 (by Olivier Roberge) | DesignTO Festival 2023

Territories 2.0 (by Olivier Roberge) | DesignTO Festival 2023

  • DesignTO Presents: “Territories 2.0” art exhibit
  • Artist: Olivier Roberge
  • Location: Sugar Beach Park North (1 Lower Jarvis Street)

Submerge yourself into a miniature world when you enter the mysterious, dark, and starry cube that rests at the Lower Jarvis walkway in Sugar Beach Park North. During the day it looks just like an industrial cube but at night it’s completely illuminated with stars.

When venturing inside the cube, visitors will see miniature landscapes that show the impacts of human intervention and climate change. The ‘Territories 2.0’ exhibit alludes to capitalism and consumerism and how our environment is on the verge of destruction or regeneration.  

Created by artist Olivier Roberge, ‘Territories 2.0’ questions our relationship to nature and our understanding of the world.

We are living in a society that — like, it's very difficult to see what is true and what is not, what is real news and what is fake news, what is a real photo and what is a picture that's been transformed. It's very hard to distinguish. So when people see miniatures, it's very comforting because we know what it is. It's fake. It's a fake world, it's just a story.

 The dioramas are hand made and you can spot mountain climbers, animals, Bigfoot, and more. 

Olivier Roberge’s art typically has an environmental theme, and he has exhibited at Caravansérail artist-run centre in Rimouski, Université de Montréal art gallery, and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

The free Toronto presentation of ‘Territories 2.0’ is organized by DesignTO. This project is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the Waterfront BIA, and supported by the School of Design at George Brown College.

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