INTERVENTIONS / INSTALLATIONS

INTERVENTIONS / INSTALLATIONS

SELECTED WORKS


Susan Coolen BIOGRAPHY

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www.susancoolen.com


Selected projects featured below.
For curatorial interest in an expanded and comprehensive overview of all projects ongoing, please contact the artist.

NEWS 2017

UPCOMING

November 2-4th, 2017

NIGHT\SHIFT 2017
Pop up art & performance crawl in
downtown Kitchener, ON


Featuring 'P.U.D.D.L.E.S.
from the ongoing project
'PUDDLE / PUDDLES / POOL' [follow on twitter]

Online interview
Night\Shift artist chat: Susan Coolen P.U.D.D.L.E.S. \\



IN-PROGRESS

Susan Coolen was awarded a Waterloo Region Arts Fund grant to produce three new artist books for her 2016 Ayr Library artist-in-residence works: 'A Companion Library' for '(an incomplete) Museum (of categories) for the Future' series. These new books ... 'A Book of Collections ...' will feature three of her specimen categories; birds, animals and plants. These books will be added to the 'A Companion Library' series at Ayr Library, and a set [including the
'(an incomplete) Museum (of categories) for the Future' series] will go to the Kitchener Library.

Projects

Projects
Selected visuals from new projects-in-progress 2016-2017

Bouncing Balls

Bouncing Balls
Sample stills from video+graphic projects

NEWS and PROJECTS 2016

NEWS and PROJECTS 2016

'A Companion Library'

'A Companion Library'
'A Companion' Library' for '(an incomplete) Musuem (of categories) for the Future' - 8 book set
Susan Coolen was the 2016 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE at the AYR PUBLIC LIBRARY

The residency was based on the
project
(an incomplete) MUSEUM (of categories) for the FUTURE.


An 8-set series of books titled 'A Companion Library' (web pages are being updated) were produced at the end of the residency and will be included in the Ayr Library's collections.

The books include an overview of the residency, a 4-book series on the twitter timeline for the 100 time-capsues of (an incomplete) MUSEUM (of categories) for the FUTURE and art books on the various projects initiated during the residency.

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Selected packets ready for intervention as buried time-capsules [TBA]. 100 packages produced for this stage of the project.
(an incomplete) MUSEUM (of categories) for the FUTURE is a is an ongoing long-term project developed out of years of gathering various specimens from urban and rural environments [including my own bone yards]. The project to-date has been a process of documenting my specimens as small groupings, and then packaging them up for eventual burial as time-capsules for a perceived but unknown 'future'.

The project has been documented on a twitter-site, and one can view contents of the packets as they were prepared, in a time-line that began in the Spring of 2015. As of this Fall 2016 all 100 packages have been buried in public places, or incorporated into waste management sites as future time-capsules. Drawings of the specimens from the 100 time-capsules are in production and being worked on for continued book works for the 'Companion Library' for (an incomplete) MUSEUM (of categories) for the Future.


twitter@museumforfuture


NEWS 2015-2016

PRESS / June 23, 2016:
D'Amato: Art from dead animals is where repulsion and fascination meet


Susan Coolen's 'Parlance No. 6' will be included in the Waterloo Region Grand River Transit exhibition: 'Art That Moves You'
Visual artwork and poetry displayed on ixpress buses [2016-2017]

Susan Coolen was awarded a 2014 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund Grant for her
'A LITTER-ARTI LIBRARY'. This funded project has culminated in the printing of a 50-set graphic art books series and 3 companion books from The LITTER-ARTI Project [2013 City of Kitchener A.I.R.] These completed book sets are being placed in 4 public institutions in Kitchener-Waterloo [a press release is available].

Susan Coolen gratefully ac
knowledges the financial support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.

Fall 2015


a collaboration-installation for NIGHT/SHIFT 2015 in downtown Kitchener.

GROOVY installation

GROOVY installation

GROOVY installation

GROOVY installation

GROOVY installation

GROOVY installation

GROOVY installation

GROOVY installation

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TARGET/PRACTICE interventions: ongoing chalk drawings on tree stumps, 2015
TARGET/PRACTICE is an ongoing project developing from the documentation of urban tree stumps and tree removal. It explores a growing interest in the graphic iconography of targets, codes and more.
Works in progress include documentation photography, graphic works, works on paper, video animation and documented interventions [such as the chalk targets on stumps: see below].

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TARGET/PRACTICE: new graphic works in progress

Spring 2015

Spring 2015
Spring 2015

A new version of
NEON/WOOD was installed at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island on May 30, 2015, as part of the art centre's EXVEE Anniversary Event and will stay in situ.

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Details from a new and ongoing project eveolving out of tree stump documentation: TARGET/PRACTICE

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Fall 2014








NEON/WOOD
is a collaboration-installation with Bread Heads in downtown Kitchener, where
50+ pieces of wood-fired oven kindling hangs as a simmering ceiling installation of glowing neon colours and forms installed during the 2014 NIGHT SHIFT in Kitchener-Waterloo.



2013

LITTER-ARTI Projects
City of Kitchener 2013 Artist in Residence
The LITTER-ARTI Project: '50 Ways to Leave Your Litter'




ONLINE

SUSAN COOLEN - SCAVENGER AESTHETICS
An online Q & A Interview
with Chester Alamo-Costello,
for COMP Art & Design Magazine, Department of Art+Design
St. Francis University, Joliet, Illinois



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