Join us on May 27th at 5pm EST (11pm CET) for a Night At the Movies, a free panel discussion between the Impostor Cities team, Douglas Coupland and Tamara Deverell, moderated by Will Straw. Register HERE.
The Canada Council for the Arts presents Impostor Cities at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by David Theodore and presented by T B A / Thomas Balaban Architect, on online at impostorcities.com and onsite at the Canada Pavilion in the Gardini, from May 22 to November 21, 2021.
Impostor Cities is about architectural identity and it’s about faking it. It explores the ways Canada’s buildings and cities double as other places in film and television. From our streets to your screens, Canada provides the architecture for the fictional worlds we all love. Canada’s cities frame the action heroes of X-Men and Pacific Rim, the dramas of The Handmaid’s Tale and Brokeback Mountain, and even the cosmic exodus in Battlestar Galactica. A playful critique of cultural self-presentation, Impostor Cities examines movies as powerful sites of architectural experience, expression, and authenticity.
CURATOR: David Theordore
EXHIBITOR: T B A / Thomas Balaban Architect
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Pawel Karwowski
COLLABORATORS: Allison Moore (New Media Artist), Cameron Cummings (Research and Design), Ella Den Elzen (Research), Rosayln Dunkley (Research), Remy Fortin (Model Fabrication), Christeen Francis (Artist), Eva Peng (Interaction Design), Florian Grond (Surround Concept and Mixing), François-Matthieu Mariaud de Serre (Research and Design), Hervé Laurendeau, (Research and Design), Jane Kate Wong (Interaction Design), Jennifer Thorogood (Project Designer), Joel Friesen (Research and Design), John Gurdebeke (Film Editor), Mikaèle Fol (Research and Design), Nick Cabelli (Research and Design), Randolph Jordan (Sound Curator), Sarah Mackenzie (Communications Manager), Tim Sidock (Fundraising Coordinator), Wipawe Sirikolkarn (Interaction Design).
WITH SUPPORT OF: SAJO, McGill University, Université de Montréal, Panasonic, Ontario Association of Architects, frog, Atelier Zébulon Perron, Mr.X, and Habitations Renaud.