Animator-Led Tour of "Possible Futures" in Ford City
Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 12 pm – 1 pm
Join our Triennial Animator for a tour of the art project in Ford City, on the east side of Drouillard Road, just north of Franklin Street, Windsor, Ontario. FREE admission!
About the Artist and Artwork:
Charlie O'Geen has an academic background in architecture and is currently a Professor of Architecture (Design, Materials and Tectonics) at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. O'Geen has worked with several design-build practices and has managed construction projects in four countries. O'Geen's work moves off paper and into a full-scale reality, looking to expose the opportunities of readily available material energy. O'Geen's project in Ford City is titled Limber (Zero Drouillard Road) and responds to the latent potential of resources within the community. Using automotive scrap from the Ford City neighbourhood, the project recognizes the local efficiency in handling, manipulating and compressing recyclable materials. Local skill and resources are used to directly point out the material energy and vitality of the neighbourhood. For O'Geen, the project can be viewed as a lever and makes use of the adaptable material at hand to conceptually examine the potential and effective nature of geometry. Discarded automobiles have been compacted to become parts of the equation. The site-derived installation is responsive and reactionary to the site and material at hand.
The AGW would like to thank Ford City Renewal, YU Express, Excess Metals, Ford City Redevelopment Committee and Randy Diestelmann for their support.