South stairwell sound installation
Restorative-Transformation is a multi-layered sound installation created at Unit 2 in collaboration with Tea Base. The work was commissioned for the MOCA stairwell sound series to respond to the term “Ambivalence,” which is being used as a frame for works on the ground floor of the exhibition GTA21. The Restorative-Transformation soundscape is improvised with various synths and features conversations recorded about DIY culture. The conversation is informed by the larger contexts, intersections, and histories of underground cultural workers.
You can listen to the sound work for Restorative-Transformation here:
Unit 2 is for QT2S/BIPOC (Queer/Trans, 2 Spirit and/or Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) and friends. This radical arts and community space on Sterling Road is dedicated to creating bridges and building community.
Tea Base is a curious community arts space tucked away in Tkaronto/Toronto’s Chinatown Centre Mall. The project aims to make accessible space for intergenerational activists and artists who support social justice movements in and around Chinatown.
The work is one of a series of public programmes and interventions by members of the collective Tea Base who were in residence at MOCA from late 2020 through 2021.