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Dream Time: We All Have Stories curated by Karen AlexanderMake Your Mark, 2018

Make Your Mark, 2017
Photo: Meghan Ross

Meghan Ross - Toronto, Canada

What does it mean to make your mark in a city?

Presented as a sculptural installation, using the simplest of materials—craft glue, clear tape and the human hand. Make Your Mark explores the ambiguity of asserting a sense of individuality while also preserving one's identity within a metropolis.

Employing the gentle and playful gesture of drying glue on your finger and peeling it off, audience members will be able to experience the imprint of their unique pattern being unveiled in front of them. Unlike the traditional use of the fingerprint as a personal marker of identity, any sense of specificity will be rendered invisible here.

In a reversal of typical uses, thousands of individual fingerprint contributions collected from around the city throughout the year will be suspended from the ceiling and attached to walls of a transitory public space in a shimmering, intertwining celebration of intersectional visibility.

Make Your Mark will suggest the multitude of micro-performances which make up the collective spirit of a vibrant multicultural city. On the night of Nuit Blanche, there will be an opportunity to “make your mark” to add to this collective yet anonymous assertion of individuality.

Meghan Ross completed her BFA in intermedia arts at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2015. She works primarily in sculpture, installation and photography, where the structural formalities of her work balance process, technique and aesthetics. Ross is drawn to unveiling simple moments that are often overlooked and extracting them to a space where identities and ideas can thrive. Ross was awarded the Chang School of Photography Award in 2016, and she lives and works in Toronto.

Installation

Legend

STYLL We All Have Stories The things they carried Major Institutions Independent Projects Experiential Activations Event Centre

Toronto Coach Terminal

610 Bay Street

Suitable for all ages

This project is indoors.