Roof Line Garden II

Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster
21. August 2019
Photo: Marc-Antoine Hallé, Icône (All photos are courtesy of v2com)

Building on the success of last year, the International Garden Festival, in collaboration with the Museum of Civilization in Quebec City, renewed this summer the installation Roof Line Garden by Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster.

As a reinterpretation of Line Garden, installed every year since 2014 on the site of the Reford Gardens, in Grand-Métis, the Roof Line Garden II, on the roof terrace of the Museum of Civilization, offers the public a new outdoor space of enchantment and relaxation.

Photo: Marc-Antoine Hallé, Icône

Barricade tape is a ubiquitous, man-made material, typically used to delineate a perimeter and keep people out, but in Roof Line Garden II  it invites visitors in, creating a playful and vibrant canopy.

Photo: Marc-Antoine Hallé, Icône

Visitors are invited to settle there, to live an experience both visual and auditory that changes according to the intensity of the light and the wind and the resultant varying rustling of the ribbons.

Photo: Marc-Antoine Hallé, Icône

This year, designers Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster were inspired by the color contrasts of poisonous frogs hiding in the foliage of a plant and the theme of natural science. The installation thus has colors that are linked to Venenum: A Poisonous World and Curiosities of the Natural World, the two main exhibitions of the Museum of Civilization.

Photo: Marc-Antoine Hallé, Icône

Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster are Canadian artists and designers based in Buffalo, New York. Julia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Buffalo, and Coryn is an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Working together since 2003, they strive to create objects, spaces and situations that transform everyday life in a playful and stimulating way.

Photo: Marc-Antoine Hallé, Icône

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