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Future writing exercises on Terrazzo Tower

Terazzo Tower, 2017
Photo: Harley Valentine

Campbell House Museum in partnership with Harley Valentine

Harley Valentine - Toronto, Canada

Cast in the earth as a concrete boulder, this architectural relic was exhumed from the brown fields of Toronto’s historic Tower Automotive site. Valentine has carved into its rugged surface a polished staircase that neither begins nor ends. Terrazzo Tower, paired with his signature stainless steel Cordian work, represents an imaginative concept of “future drawing on the stairs of time”.

Through the night, visitors will watch Valentine engage with the Cordian element of Terrazzo Tower, rearranging the sculptural piece within its unique urban/pastoral setting at Queen & University, specially illuminated for Nuit Blanche Toronto.

Positioned as a sculptural intervention at the focal point of Campbell House’s garden, Terrazzo Tower causes an aesthetic disruption to the symmetry of the Georgian Architecture while creating a dialogue on architectural conservation.

Harley Valentine explores the intersection of technology, architecture, performance and sculpture in monumental works and immersive installations.

Sculpture and Performance


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Campbell House Museum

160 Queen Street West (In the garden at the northwest corner of Queen & University)

Suitable for all ages

This project is outdoors.