July 22 | 7pm-1am
July 23-24 | 11am-4pm
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”
-Henry David Thoreau
From June 6 to July 6 collaborators from across North America participated in a month-long creative challenge dubbed the “Moments Intercepted Project.”
Big moments, small moments, private moments and public moments were shared and collected, one by one, and made available here in our digital archive for all to see. Go ahead and explore the archive. You’ll find all sorts of crazy things.
Over the period of one month, 112 collaborators were sent a series of random challenges via text message and email. They were asked to respond to each challenge impulsively, by whatever means available to them, within 48 hours.
What’s the goal?
To create ongoing opportunities to discover and generate new ideas. To motivate ourselves and one another to be more present in our day-to-day lives. To seize the moments we often ignore everyday (those hard-to-pin moments that seem insignificant but are actually little breakthroughs waiting to happen).
Lots of people! Artists, designers, writers, mothers, fathers, educators, health practitioners, product developers, programmers, project coordinators, bank tellers, and the list goes on.
EXHIBITION & PARTY!
The Moments Intercepted project culminates in a final exhibition at Labspace Studio, curated by Labspace Co-Directors, Laura Mendes & John Loerchner. Show runs July 22-24. Opening party runs 7-1am on Friday night. 2A Pape Ave. Toronto.
- *Challenge 1: Turn something green
- *Challenge 2: Make something old new
- *Challenge 3: Reveal something hidden
- *Challenge 4: Play with fire
- *Challenge 5: Make or take a portrait of a stranger
- *Challenge 6: Make your next meal a work of art
- *Challenge 7: Create something with garbage
- *Challenge 8: Take a before & after shot
- *Challenge 9: Capture summertime
- *Final Challenge: Leave behind something special for someone else to discover
- *Wait for first challenge
*New challenges will be posted every 2-3 days