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March Break Programming: Resolution (Mass of Clarity) Clay Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 2019
 | 10:00 am
 – 5:00 pm 
 | Free

Resolution (Mass of Clarity)
PA System
Floor 1

Join us throughout March Break to create a clay miniature for the second phase of the workshop Resolution (Mass of Clarity) by art collective, PA System.

“Imagine a dream, desire, goal, aspiration, need, resolution or hope that you have for yourself and mould it as a miniature.”

On Floor 1 of MOCA you can sculpt a clay representation of a need, desire, dream, or goal to make your intention tangible. The exercise draws on strategies of visualization, and is similar to sympathetic magic, wherein symbolic representations – like a vision board – are used to influence real life. Anyone can participate in this growing installation of clay miniatures.

This project is an off-shoot from the artists’ ongoing work: Future Snowmachines in Kinngait (FSIK). As part of their ongoing project Embassy of Imagination, Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut) youth were asked to choose an object to represent their desire for mobility and connection to the land. They imagined and sculpted snowmobiles as play-dough miniatures. PA System translated the miniatures into larger sculptures through 3D printing, and casting in scrap aluminum (from the remains of their burnt down high school). The sculptures are being sold to support the purchase of real snowmobiles and the establishment of the local Land and Cultural Leadership Program for youth. The initial iterations of FSIK were created with youth aged 13-16: Janice Qimirpik, Moe Kelly, David Pudlat, Christine Adamie, Lachaolasie Akesuk and Nathan Adla.


Drop in during museum hours to attend this workshop.

Museum hours:

Monday 10am – 5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm


MOCA Supporters

Image Credit: PA System, Resolution (Mass of Clarity), 2019.

Generously supported by Hal Jackman Foundation
Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7