Christopher McLeod

Staged at Supercrawl 2018, Christopher McLeod’s participatory art installation Project EMERGENCY asked two simple yet complex questions of 1,491 participants, “What’s the emergency? What are you concerned about?” The top three emergencies that emerged from that sample were environment, health, and safe streets. How concerned are you? And what are you willing to do about it? At Supercrawl 2019, McLeod revisits that terrain in EMERGENCY Pt2., Structures of Action. Come speak to one of our hosts, make a pledge to action, pick a colour, and stick that pledge right onto the pillar beacon. There are five levels of action for each emergency topic.

Featuring special performances by
Hamilton Youth Poets:

Friday September 13, 8:00pm-8:30pm

Saturday September 14, 12:00pm-12:30pm
Saturday September 14, 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday September 14, 7:00pm-7:30pm

Sunday September 15, 12:00pm-12:30pm
Sunday September 15, 4:00pm-7:30pm
Sunday September 15, 7:00pm-7:30pm

Christopher McLeod has been exhibiting nationally since 1998 and internationally since 2009. He has a BA in Studio Art from McMaster University and completed his MFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was Artist in Residence two years running at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and his interactive sculptures have been exhibited at Nuit Blanche. His work has also been featured at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, BlackFlash and Water Canada Magazine, Propeller Gallery, and the McMaster Museum of Art. His art practice explores ecological themes through publicly presented projects focusing on creating social and environmental awareness. Christopher McLeod has just recently completed Great Art for Great Lakes, where he directed eight participatory public art projects by eight Ontario artists.

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