Tiny Homes: Everyone is Downsizing
ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson and Leena Raudvee)
For Gallery 1313, Window Box Gallery, Toronto, 2018
ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee) ever cognizant of gender politics and cultural mores, engages in deconstructing various contemporary societal issues by exploring women's bodies across speculative edges and in liminal spaces. Here, in Tiny Homes: Everyone is Downsizing, ARTIFACTS playfully references the contemporary tiny homes movement but here the "homes" are uninhabitable. The installation speaks to real (and ofttimes painful) issues for many of Toronto's seniors: the lack of accessible affordable housing and the fear of losing, and the need to discard, a lifetime of belongings..