Since early summer we’ve been consumed (literally) by the renovations of our new live/work space in Cabbagetown. It feels liberating to finally own some brick & mortar in this city we’ve grown to love.
- Autumn, 2013
The Noise Project brings together a loose network of artists, producers, designers, urban thinkers, young students, and the public, to examine the concept of “noise” from a citizen’s perspective.
- July 26-27, 2013
- | The Noise Project
Advice for the Living is a social experiment, public intervention and video art project created by John Loerchner & Laura Mendes, Co-Directors of Labspace Studio. The project explores the elusive and interrelated themes of wisdom, knowledge, and the ongoing search for happiness.
- Jul 15 - 28 '13
- | Advice for the Living
What’s the Noise Project? ArtSyncTV host Mike Hansen talks in-depth with Labspace Studio Curator Laura Mendes about this messy, exploratory, active, urban interdisciplinary art project.
- Jul 26 - 27 '13
- | The Noise Project Exhibition
(Part of Capital One’s Corporate Art Program)
- April 1 – July 26, 2013
- Capital One Art Program commission, Toronto, CA
Labspace Studio Co-Directors, John Loerchner & Laura Mendes, embark on a personal art project/challenge/experiment to do 365 new things in 365 days (like bake a pie from scratch, bungee jump, build a robot, fly a box-kite, churn butter, learn to knit, canoe down river rapids, and own an ant farm, to name a few).
If you’d like to view the entire project visit: 365 Things in 365 Days. This project ran from January 14 2012 – January 13 2013. It’s officially finished! Check out the wrap-up video below.
- Jan 13 '12 – Jan 14 '13
- | 365 Things Blog
Part social experiment, part public intervention, Confessions Underground is a video based art project that gives willing participants the rare opportunity to record a private on-camera confession and broadcast it publicly over 300 of Toronto’s digital subway platform screens. Project by: Laura Mendes & John Loerchner, Co-Directors of Labspace. Commissioned by Pattison OneStop and Art 4 Commuters.
- July 2 – July 15, 2012
- | Confessions Underground
R.M. Vaughan of The Globe and Mail just reviewed our most recent curatorial project, A Piece of a City. He had some nice things to say…
A Piece of a City is a neighbourhood-based curatorial initiative commissioned for Toronto’s Art of the Danforth Festival.
The project brings together a group of emerging and established artists to envision a series of site-specific installations and performances that address the interlocking themes of locality, community & contemporary art practice. More…
- May 20 – June 10, 2012
- | apieceofacity.com
Homework: Infrastructures & Collaboration in Social Practices is a four-day residency, two-day conference, and collaboratively-written publication produced by Windsor-based arts org, Broken City Lab.
We’ll be presenting a short talk at this year’s conference as part of Homework’s “Collaboration” panel.
For conference schedule & registration details, visit the Homework website.
- October 17 – 22, 2011
- | brokencitylab.org