Multisensory Moments: Los Carpinteros' La Montaña Rusa

A contemporary installation of a pink bed which has been absurdly stretched, elongated and contorted into a sculpture.

Los Carpinteros La Montaña Rusa 2008. painted metal, stainless steel and wood structure with synthetic fabric covered urethane foam mattresses and cotton covered polyester fibres pillow, Installed: 254 × 378 × 822 cm. Gift of Sherritt International Corporation, 2017. © Los Carpinteros, courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York. 2017/4

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Monday, April 25th @ 11:00 am 


Multisensory Moments: Los Carpinteros' La Montaña Rusa

Monday, April 25, 11 am
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Multisensory Moments: Los Carpinteros La Montaña Rusa

Art galleries and museums have long emphasized the visual, but we're offering something different: special multisensory art experiences to help you understand your surroundings in new ways! Come virtually explore the AGO Collection by activating your senses as you experience a selection of artworks through visual audio description, touch, smell and/or sound.

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students, in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course, share their co-creative process of translating artworks in the AGO Collection into multisensory objects. Students explore a wide variety of techniques to create an inclusive gallery experience in a series of Multisensory Museum Moments.

This multisensory interpretation of the sculptural installation La Montaña Rusa, by Los Carpinteros (Cuban artist collective 1992−2018), reflects the collective's focus on the theme of juxtaposition through their works that situates public outdoor objects in relation to domestic spaces. Visitors are invited to engage with the work through audio-visual prompts that suggest participation within the home, outdoors and augmented spaces with accessible materials that are meaningful to the individual.

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About Los Carpinteros

Kristjan Buckingham

Kristjan is a Digital Futures graduate studies student at OCAD University. Much of his work focuses on the artistic and storytelling affordances which are specific to each medium, and how those respective limitations and possibilities inform the outcome, presentation and experience of a given work.

Mihyun Maria Kim 

mihyun maria kim is an interdisciplinary artist, based in Tkaronto, currently in the Interdisciplinary Art Media and Design graduate program at OCAD University.  Researching transmitted post-memory han, gaps in family narratives, perception of time, in-between-ness, and transgenerational trauma (through experiences of war, displacement, poverty and family divide), her works take the forms of paintings, performative videos, audio, site-specific installations, community-based round tables and public art.  @singmariamaria

Tamara Crasto

Tamara is an industrial designer and educator, currently in OCADU’s Inclusive Design graduate program. Her multidisciplinary approach harnesses insight and cultural relevance to create tangible solutions for positive social impact. She describes herself as “living at the intersection of creativity and critical thinking”.


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