22 Sep. 2012
VSVSVS Moves Out
The members of VS VS VS will occupy the Art Metropole Window around the clock, everyday throughout the entire five weeks duration of their window project as an extension to their ongoing collaborative practice of living and working together in a 4000 square foot warehouse space in the Port Lands of Toronto.
They are constructing an environment to suit their needs as those needs develop.
This environment will include a library, a work station for the members to produce works as the project is ongoing, a sound system, a loft bed, a customized multiples display, and more. Each day will begin with a member of the collective announcing their arrival by raising a personal sigil in the window before beginning their day’s work contributing to the continued presence of VS VS VS at Art Metropole.
This process will be accompanied by a move-in, a move-out, and some intermediary events.
We are VSVSVS (pronounced versus versus versus), a seven-person collective and artist-run centre based out of a warehouse in the portlands of Toronto, Ontario. Formed in 2010, our activities encompass collective art making, a residency program, a formal exhibition space, and individual studio practices. Our collective work focuses on the collaborative production of multiples, drawings, video works, sculpture, installations, and performance. An open framework allows each of us to play to our own interests and ends, while contributing to a common goal. Working with seven heads is an experiment in being together too much and making things constantly.
Current members include: Anthony Cooper, James Gardner, Laura Simon, Miles Stemp, Ryan Clayton, Stephen McLeod and Wallis Cheung.
The VSVSVS warehouse is a 3000 square foot building divided into studio space, a fully furnished wood shop and a gallery.
2: View through Art Met's window of VS VS VS's takeover.