PEEP BOX was presented as part of ArtCity 2003
Sponsored by Stride Gallery
Peep Show is an international pavilion design competition aimed at creating an innovative street presence for visual art during the Artcity festival. Each year, Peep Show calls for proposals for the design of a mobile space that can be constructed within the public realm. The pavilions are meant to demonstrate the function of the chosen public space, and must use a real artist's work as the focus.
In 2002, the entry titled PEEP BOX by Portuguese designers Patrícia Miguel & João Fôja, was selected as the winner and will be constructed as part of this year's festivities. The pavilion, uniquely structured to evoke human interaction, takes an everyday public bench and turns it into a front row seat to a private viewing of the engaging work of artist Steven Nunoda. The PEEP BOX, which comes fully equipped with a place to sit, can be experienced 24 hours a day for the duration of the festival.
Peep Show Pavilion Design Competition 2003 winners will be announced during the festival on September 16. This year's jury members include architect John Paktau; curator, artist and administrator, Diana Sherlock; and artist Arlene Stamp.
Exhibit: Peep Show 2003 Competition Submissions Exhibition
Date: September 5 – 19
Location: Nexen building lobby, 801- 7th Avenue SW
Times: Monday - Friday, 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Steven Nunoda is an artist who has been practicing in Calgary since 1988, when he relocated from London, Ontario to pursue his MFA at the University of Calgary. His conceptual and installation work has been included in a range of juried and group exhibitions, including Canadian Neo-Dada at the Art Gallery of Windsor, curated by Robert McKaskell in 2000 and the 2002 Alberta Biennial curated by catherine Crowston and Diana Sherlock. His solo exhibitions include Mercator's Projection of the Mind at the Stride Gallery in 1997, and in 2001, Invisible Waterfall at the Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, curated by Christine Sowiak. Nunoda has worked as a sculpture technician at the University of Calgary and as a sessional instructor at U of C and the Alberta College of Art and Design.