Another week and another amazing ticket giveaway for FNLROM at the ROM on October 19/2018. Simple! Please sign up to Thirty Four Flavours Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thirtyfourflavours, Twitter https://twitter.com/34flavours, or email subscription to enter the draw. When you have signed up please send me a Facebook message, a tweet or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) telling me what you are excited to see at #FNLROM by October 18, 2018.
Here’s the scoop!
A subjective documentation of the unfiltered human experience as seen by Toronto artist Sean Brown, with art direction by Umbereen. Throughout the Museum, these images – entirely captured with an iPhone – express the artist’s assessment of existence and purpose in hopes of closure, reconnection, or context.
About the artist: Sean Brown is a Toronto-based artist, fashion designer (NEEDS&WANTS), photographer, and creative director (Daniel Caesar). His mantra: Research, Travel, Design. Sean’s work does not revel in the realm of instant gratification; instead, his ability to transform progressive ideas into intriguing, stimulating, and tangible realities. CURVES is a reflection of study and process, and the endless possibilities we can entertain once we are humble enough to accept room for improvement.
About the art director: Umbereen Inayet, is a national award-winning artistic producer and director, currently an Artistic Producer for Nuit Blanche Toronto. With over a decade of experience working with artists and studios such as Ai Weiwei, Director X, Creative Time, JR, and eL Seed, Umbereen has explored a vast spectrum of the human experience to create public artworks for all.
About the co-creative: Eric LaChance is an artist currently operating in fields ranging from space and product design to photography and film.
Explore the chapters of the project as explained by artist Sean Brown:
If the world as we know had ended, this is how it was remembered… –Sean Brown
Why Am I Here?
An exploration of earth’s natural wonders demands a sense of humility.
In No Particular Order
A colourful retrospective of the impact mobile photography has had on my output. While I’m often vocal about my love for vintage and analogue equipment, I’ve been very selective when pairing that love with technological advancements.
My Time On Earth
The power of the moving mobile image is in its composition, simplicity, and engagement with the human experience. These vignettes were all shot on smartphones and are unedited. With a still, you feel a need to add a layer of imagination to process the image; video allows for a more immersive experience.
Don’t Quote Me On That
Once this project was complete, I had a hard time categorizing it. I would send it to my friends (without context) and ask them to describe their impressions back to me. The best we had come up with was “conversation and composition”: an audio journal of my travels and candid conversations with loved ones and strangers that I’m trying my very hardest to keep off of the World Wide Web. I’ve always felt that it’s unhealthy to be fully set on your opinions and ideals. I try to parallel my approach to the creative with my approach to life. There needs to be room for error, room for growth, room to teach, and a vast amount of space to unlearn. I don’t know if I believe in the concept of a genius but I think we’re all capable of genius moments in our processes. But I could be wrong, so don’t quote me on that.
Room for Reverence
The world can be unstable. We can all use moments that help us step back, detach, and acknowledge we even exist. Nature has always made me reflect on my own existence. This is a collection of sunsets on loop during live piano medleys by composer and producer Alex Ernewein.
The final installment of the project is a space to reflect. Soundscapes and moving images exist on loop to encourage and further curiosity.
This is the world as I discovered it, as I saw it, and as it was left behind… –Sean Brown
From towering Toronto trees and bats above you to the fossils beneath your feet, take notice of nature in our urban environment.
The following galleries will be closed this week during #FNLROM: Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, Daphne Cockwell Gallery Dedicated to First Peoples Art & Culture, and all Level 3 galleries.
Spins an eclectic soul-disco-house sound. A vinyl-only DJ and producer, Kaya’s sound stems from Montenegrin roots and time spent living and studying in Prague, and is influenced by his open-ended library of world music.
A unique combination of talent and whimsical fierceness, indie-pop singer Domanique Grant’s music pulls you into personal moments that make you feel like a guest invited into the world that she creates. Her lyrics explore the meaning of home in urban cities like Toronto and remind audiences to connect and feel something real again.
An open-format DJ and entrepreneur hailing from Toronto. Known for his turntablist background and ability to read any crowd, Conor redefines the role of a party DJ through style and sophistication. He currently holds residencies at some of Toronto’s most notable venues including The Four Season’s Hotel, Brooklynn, SOHO House, and more.
Alex started playing piano at the age of eight and has picked up a number of instruments since then. He went to Humber College for piano and has played in most Toronto live music venues including Massey Hall, Danforth Music Hall, Opera House, Great Hall, Orbit Room, The Rex, Poetry Jazz Cafe, and others. He has toured with Daniel Caesar and was a part of the production team on the album Freudian. Most recently, he toured with Charlotte Day Wilson. Alex currently runs his own studio in Parkdale and spends his time producing for artists both in Toronto and in LA.
Liko’s Hawaiian BBQ
Local Hawaiian grinds – we bring da islandz to you!
Delicious Japanese street food specialized in fried chicken.
Hand crafted Zimbabwean-style pies made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Vegetarian options.
Elevated Filipino street food. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free options.
My Crème Caramel
French desserts handmade from scratch. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Indulge in the savoury pulled braised beef from modern-chic Yorkville steakhouse STK Toronto! Gluten-free option.
Feed the 6
Culinary fusion inspired by the city of Toronto. Gluten-free options.
Brings you delicately handcrafted French-style opera cakes, with a unique Japanese flavour twist, and One Shot: The Nespresso of Ice Cream. Sorbet ice cream/lactose-free options.
The best fresh Mexican food. Vegetarian, vegan, & gluten-free options.
Modern Asian food drawing inspiriation from Canadian and Asian classics. Vegetarian and vegan options.