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Nil:Nil by Studio F Minus
June 19, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Location: The Bentway (250 Fort York Blvd)
Opens June 19 (approx)
Do you spend all day, every day, looking at a screen? Imagine you are locked in a never-ending game, like the players on the screens in this piece. What would you do?
Nil:Nil is a portrait of play in pandemic times. As our work and play move online, our human interactions become subject to a comprehensive enframing.
While technology facilitates our personal connections, granting us access to each other’s faces and voices, it also creates subtle “rules” of engagement. These rules frequently have the effect of flattening the emotional, imaginative, and practical possibilities of our interactions.
Furthermore, technology alters the terms of the most basic rule – who can play — as the same privileges are not afforded to everyone equally.
In Nil:Nil, technology allows the game to go on, overcoming lockdowns and closures, and also ensures that the result is never in doubt.
Commissioned by The Bentway Conservancy and presented
Nil:Nil s a part of The Bentway’s Playing in Public season, a collection of outdoor and online projects that invite you to rediscover “play” in the city.
About Studio F Minus
Studio F Minus creates public conversations through art. The studio is the collaborative public art practice of Mitchell F. Chan, Brad Hindson, and Michael Simon. Since 2008, they have created dozens of public art projects across North America.
Nil-Nil is supported by: