If we’ve learnt one thing in the last few years is that Mercer Union, that artist run centre on Lisgar, knows how to throw a party. It’s not the people, or the location, everyone knows that to throw a good party you need really really good gimmicks (wacky themes, activities, or lots of blow). [ed. note we don’t actually use any blow and don’t think you should either]
This Friday’s opening party for two shows at Mercer fits the latter description. Artist in residence Clive Murphy has been hard at work building the Pneutopia, an inflatable castle which will undoubtedly be the focal point for excitement at this event.
We think someone should get one of those inflatable waterslide things and make things even more interesting. Maybe next time?
In the back room we have Japanese artist Nobuyuki Takahashi’s Voice of Things. Takahashi has taken 200 household liquids and in true high school science class form he’s turned them into electrodes used to power a series of audio buzzers.