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28 May 2016

Infrastructure Canada (Daniel Young and Christian Giroux) Book Presentation

Daniel Young and Christian Giroux
Amish Morrell
2-5 PM

Infrastructure Canada (Daniel Young and Christian Giroux) Book Presentation, Daniel Young will present the project book, and an after conversation will be lead by Amish Morrell. Jonathan Shaughnessy a contributor to the project and Matthew Hyland the project commissioner will be in attendance.

Bridges, tunnels, pipelines, hydroelectric lines, public transit, dams, ports, navigational aids for waterways and airspace, communication towers—infrastructure is the foundation of our economy and society. Filmed using a 35mm motion picture camera, this project provides a core sample of infrastructure interventions in Canada’s landscape. Drawing on statistical information on expenditures since 1947 in order to proportionally represent investment in different sectors, the artists chose these one hundred objects and locations as a subset reflecting diversity of region and type. Presented in random order, they function as a rigorous dérive through nodes in the network of a material body that can be thought of as comprising a single piece of architecture.

Project book includes essays by Jonathan Shaughnessy, Richard William Hill, and Carlotta Daró afterword by Matthew Hyland, Published by Oakville Galleries, Designed by Studio Katja Gretzinger

Daniel Young and Christian Giroux have been working together since 2002 producing urban / architecturally scaled public art, sculpture and films installations they pursue their interests in the production of space, the language of our built environment and the material world’s modernity in both its contemporary and recently past forms. In 2014-15 they completed commissioned projects for Square One, Mississauga, the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa and the Toronto International Film Festival. Their latest project a document of one year of new construction in Berlin, and that a human generation earlier Berlin 2013 / 1983 is currently exhibiting at the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, in Berlin.

Amish Morrell is Editor of C Magazine. He has taught the History of Photography, Photo Theory and Criticism, and the History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at both the University of Toronto Mississauga and at Ryerson University. He currently teaches in the graduate Criticism & Curatorial Practice MFA program at OCAD University. In the fall of 2016 he will be a guest faculty member at the Banff Centre for the Arts.


Daniel Young and Christian Giroux.

  1. Infrastructure Canada