Area covered: West Lynn to Cedarvale
Curators: Jacqui Arntfield, Emily DiCarlo & William Wilson
Chemical Equations examines the structure of basic reactions in order to activate a series of projects that represent the transformation of one state or condition to another. Serving as a testing ground, Zone C presents site-specific hypotheses in the economic, the cultural, the spatial and the self, with the intention of analyzing preexisting potentials and initiating a reevaluation of the unnoticed characteristics of the neighbourhood.
Chemical Equations will manifest a dialogue between artist and curator wherein the conceptual framework of the delineated space evolved in conjunction with and in response to the development of each unique project. As a result of this framing process, the projects have been divided into 4 subcategories:
SYNTHESIS/CULTURE: A study of the combination of two or more simple elements to form a new more complex substance.
DECOMPOSITION/SELF: A study of the breakdown into or isolation of the individual elements which compose a more complex substance.
SINGLE REPLACEMENT/ECONOMY: A study of the replacement of a single uncombined element with another in a compound.
DOUBLE REPLACEMENT/SPACE: A study of the formation of new compounds as produced by elements of the original compounds switching places.