The Rooms, titled after an empty living room and bedroom Thomas Kim and I filled with designed objects by 12 designers and artists. The curation of the exhibition focused on semi-awkward and non-traditional objects that are ultimately usable. The creative direction of this project is a representation of my obsession for how materiality and forms come together in spaces. Documentation can be seen below.
Josi Smit. Cozy 3 BDRM Above Vibrant Cabbagetown (2018) Digital print on silk georgette, steel. 58 x 80 x 15”
In the air between us and the “things” we engage with, there is always a subtext of associations and expectations. From outlines we spark attachments and recognitions: particle board is for round side tables that hide underneath lace cloths; sunflowers belong on tea towels in sunlit kitchens. As a part of a larger project, Cozy 3 BDRM Above Vibrant Cabbagetown focuses on the home as the original site of memories and imaginations that propel us in tides of desire towards objects, the way this desire proliferates through the promises contained in advertising and housing markets, and speculates ways quiet freedoms can emerge from immersions in fantasy.