Cool Gardens, Winnipeg 2015



Winnipeg, Canada

Cool Gardens

Upcoming opening July 5 th.

A large-scale colour installations,  that involve public artworks and architectural interventions exploring the interplay of colour and physical space in an immersive viewing experience. The site-specific installation at the Forks is a multi-coloured geometric structure that will perform double duty: the work will function both as sculptural intervention and as a space for visitors to sit, read, contemplate the surroundings and enjoy impromptu gatherings or performances. The work uses context, scale, colour and pattern to transform the perception of the “amphitheater”; a common architectural typology found along Winnipeg’s riverbanks. By expanding a series colour/patterned stripes into a stepped form, a range of graphic conventions encounter the riverside context, providing a strange juxtaposition with the surroundings, but also a human proportioned interpretation of the slope. Like a folded piece of paper, the installation activates colour and pattern to create a semi-public space scaled for hanging out at the river’s edge.

© Witthöft & Latourelle 2019.