The Bottom of the Fountain is Painted Turquoise
The Bottom of the Fountain is Painted Turquoise is the result of an Artist Residency Milton participated in during the Fall of 2019 at Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Islands. Focused on the carnivalesque nature of Centreville’s manicured gardens and beach-fronts and the crumbling, cosmetic decay of the architecture of leisure, the work collides the concept of an empty pool with the immersive fantasies of colour-field painting, green screen technology and the illusions of commercial display. Iterated through digital collage, sculpture, video and installation, The Bottom of the Fountain is Painted Turquoise adopts a performative approach to materiality to enact a queering of the shoreline and a wilding of the manufactured landscape into a site of maximalist play.
Video, Sculpture, Digital Collage, Installation
The Bottom of the Fountain is Painted Turquoise, Vitrine, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, 2020
Curated by Karina Iskandarsjah
Peripheral Review, 2019