U N R E S O L V E D
"The highest risk factor for any human being in this country is being born Indigenous and female."
- Pam Palmater
Unresolved is a commemorative memorial for the unresolved cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Each night an Atlas of Portraits, washed by an ever-changing skin of water, is projected onto the Surrey UrbanScreen. Presentation of the material is predicated on the permission from the CBC archive, 'Missing and Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls", and collaboration with the MMIW Coalition.
D E R E C K R E V I N G T O N S T U D I O
Dereck Revington is an internationally recognized professional artist who has dedicated himself to the creation of inimitable artworks at the interface between the spatial and the temporal arts. His practice encompasses commissioned works of public sculpture, interdisciplinary performance works and museum and site-specific video, sound and light installations. Over the last two decades his artworks have been installed, exhibited and celebrated in Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, New York and Toronto.
Prior to forming Dereck Revington Studio in 1992 he practiced as a design architect and artist for 17 years leading complex award winning architectural projects and experimental art installations and was honoured with the Canada Council Prix de Rome in 1991. After two years creating, exhibiting and teaching in Rome and Madrid he returned to Canada and the awards he has since garnered include: Reaching for Nothing: Water’s Thirst-2008 (world premiere of collaborative operatic work with Composer Peter Hatch, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), Skin of fLight (large three-piece bronze sculpture, Lester B. Pearson International Airport -2006, The Luminous Veil -2003, Prince Edward Viaduct Toronto (Canadian Architect Award of Excellence 1999) and The Girl with no Door on her Mouth-2002 ((Dora Mavor Moore Awards for outstanding stage design and lighting design for electro-acoustic opera). As artist and collaborator with Bernard Tschumi Architects New York/Paris he was one of the acclaimed finalists in the international design competition for Downsview Park, 2000. Recent public art commissions include: BlueGold Variations, (Windermere Ave Toronto), The Luminous Veil II, (Prince Edward Viaduct Toronto) the legacy artwork that inaugurated the opening of the Pan Am/Para Am Games in July 2015, and Facing Fire an outdoor projection installation for Nuit Blanche 2016. In-progress works include Phase 2 of the Prince Edward Viaduct illumination, and a national competition winning design for the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial.
Jonathan Tyrrell is an associate at Dereck Revington Studio in Toronto, where he has been engaged in a series of large-scale urban public art projects including the responsive lighting design for the Prince Edward Viaduct, BlueGold Variations, the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial, Aqua Luna, and Volta. Before joining Dereck Revington Studio he worked extensively with experimental sculpture/architect Philip Beesley on the award winning Hylozoic Series of large-scale environmental interactive sculptures. Through this work he developed specialized experience in interactive system design, digital fabrication, and component design, leading complex installations at major art festivals in Mexico, Italy, France, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and the UK.
Jonathan graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 2009, receiving the AIA Medal for Outstanding Thesis. He has gained professional experience at architectural firms in Canada and abroad, and has been adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture since 2013. An avid music composer, he is currently working on a three-volume set of songs about Toronto that weave together fragmented historical imagery and delirious personal narratives into a semi-fictional songscape. He is also co-founder of Track Toronto, an interactive archive that collects and maps site specific music about the city, and DRIFT – a common digital platform that supports cultural mapping projects and produces original interactive audio experiences.