Live/Work is a collaborative, media performance event with French artists group 1024 architecture (Pierre Schneider & Francois Wunschel) in collaboration with their 1024 in-house french musician Fernando Favier and Vancouver artists Cedric Bomford, Innes Yates, and Reece Terris. Hosted by New Forms Festival and curated by Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy for Revised Projects, Live/Work is a manifestation of interdisciplinarity, collaboration and an exploration of the contemporary landscape in relation to changing cultural and economic conditions.
The work begins with the form of a 10 metre cube made from scaffolding and construction materials. In the context of contemporary Vancouver, which is being rapidly transformed into a clashing, difficult pattern of tiny condominiums, the shape of the cube becomes a site for interplay and critique. Situated on the Great Northern Way Campus, the installation invites artists to produce live video projections and a live musical score that map and respond to the site.
1024 Architecture is created by Pierre SCHNEIDER and François WUNSCHEL, and includes in-house musician Fernando FAVIER. 1024 Architecture focuses on the interaction between body, space, sound, visuals, low-tech and hi-tech, art and architecture. Among other things, they make audio-visual installations, micro-architecture, urban intervention, performances, and exhibitions.
Cedric BOMFORD (b. 1975) received an MFA from Malmö Konsthögskolan (Sweden) and a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada). His work has been exhibited internationally in Hannover Kunstverein (Germany), Or Gallery (Vancouver), Bonniers Konsthall (Sweden), Azad Art Gallery and parkinggallery (Tehran), and the aedc project space (Berlin).
Innes YATES is an architect based in Vancouver and the principal of bnode architects. His professional practice engages collaborative work involving disciplines such as art, engineering and ecology and has resulted in a broad spectrum of design work ranging from furniture to houses, commercial and institutional buildings, interiors, landscapes and installations.
Reece TERRIS is a Vancouver-based artist whose work alters the expected experiential qualities of a place or object, manifest through a variety of media, including sculpture, performance, installation, and photography. Past projects include a six-storey apartment building temporarily installed in the Vancouver Art Gallery, a pedestrian wooden bridge connecting two residential homes, and an architectural false front added to the Western Front artist-run centre.
1024 Architecture is generously sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Vancouver, Emily Carr, Christie Lites, Koerner, BC Arts Council, and The Canada Council for the Arts.