In her films, artist Mika Rottenberg explores the different ways we can interact with matter. Her film Spaghetti Blockchain, which is also the title of her exhibition at MOCA, shows colourful objects being melted, burned, squished, and sliced. When we handle an object or material, it will behave based on its state of matter – solid, liquid, or gas. But what if a material acted like two different states of matter at the same time?
For our May TD Community Sunday, MOCA was joined by three special guests for a virtual workshop all about Oobleck, an ooey-gooey material that can shift from solid to liquid instantly. Caitlin Gottinger, an Ontario Science host, showed us how to create Oobleck using just cornstarch and water, and talked about the science behind this fascinating material. Then, artists Germaine Liu and Christopher Willes guided us on a journey of listening and sound-making through touch, movement, and object activation to explore and get to know the Oobleck.
This event takes place on TD Community Sunday.
TD Community Sundays are made possible through TD Community Sundays by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform TD Ready Commitment.
MOCA thanks Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of our Public Programmes and Learning Initiatives.