After WRECK CITY: an Epilogue for 809, the curators were invited to organize a similar pre‐demolition project in the 1960s wing of the historic King Edward School. Entitled PHANTOM WING, the project invited 30 artists to transform the abandoned wing, creating an infestation, a psychedelic portal, a fire-bell installation, a Girl Gang Dance Party, water sculptures, a politergeist, pre-apocalyptic beasts, intercom performances, and more! The resulting exhibition was both an echo and a bang: a reflection and a mirage. In essence, PHANTOM WING proposed the creation of an architectural phantom limb – an event designed to resonate long after the building was severed from its adjoining sandstone counterpart.
PHANTOM WING was organized by independent Artist-Curators: Matthew Mark Bourree, Caitlind r.c. Brown, Jennifer Crighton, Shawn Mankowske & Natalie MacLean, with special thanks to Brandon A. Dalmer, Andrew Frosst, and John Frosst.
PHANTOM WING was open to the public from September 24 – 29, 2013, with 3,200 people visiting the exhibition. The project was sponsored by cSPACE King Edward, an organization transforming King Edward School into an arts incubator that officially opened in 2017.
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PHANTOM WING ARTISTS
Alia Shahab, Lane Shordee, and Ivan Ostapenko in collaboration with ANTYX Community Arts
Guy Gardner and Sian Ramsden
Jack Bride, Jayda Karsten, and Chris Zajko
Leslie & Chris Bell
Melinda Topilko, Lindsay Joy and Peter Britton
Sarah Birch, Michael Oxman, and Sara Peppinck
Sarah Smalik, Sara Tilley, and Jamie Tea
Sarah Storteboom and Lowell Smith
Six of Hearts Collective (Luna Allison, Tomas Jonsson, Brianna MacLellan, Nicole Nigro, Holly Timpener, and Alma Visscher)
Suzen Green and Yvonne Mullock
The Prototype Lab (Dana Schloss, Evelyn Read, and more)