Arts Etobicoke has launched an initiative to create a series of augmented reality (AR) responses to the Islington Village Murals. The AR creations hope to reflect a more contemporary Etobicoke, and it’s current community. To achieve this, we’re launching a series of community consultations to gather information and collect input from residents. We’re seeking 5-10 individuals of any age above 18, to come chat with Luke Garwood, one of our AR artists. This will be an informal chat about the Etobicoke of today, stories about the area, your experiences living there, and your take/opinion of the Islington Village murals.
All our community workshops are free, however they are intended for community members who live or work within a 1km radius of Islington Village. This project is designed to more accurately represent the people who live and work in this community so we want to make sure that registration is targeted to community members. You are welcome to sign up for multiple workshops, however as space is limited we may ask you to choose your preferred workshop series so we can accommodate as many community members as possible.
Luke Garwood dances, choreographs and makes hybrid media installations. He has collaborated with many of Toronto’s foremost dance makers, receiving six Dora Mavor Moore nominations, and landing a win for best ensemble in Heidi Strauss’ what it’s like. As a designer, Garwood draws from his performance background to create hybrid media pieces that thematically address the body in digital space. He utilizes technologies such as motion capture, VR, AR, volumetric scanning, and 3D modelling to create interactive, hands-on pieces in which viewers have the ability to directly affect their experience of the work.
This project was supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding