Broken City Lab is an artist-led interdisciplinary collective and non-profit organization working to explore and unfold curiosities around locality, infrastructures, education, and creative social practice leading towards civic change.
Our projects, events, workshops, installations, and interventions offer an injection of disruptive creativity into a situation, surface, place, or community. These projects aim to connect various disciplines through research and social practice, generating works and interventionist tactics that adjust, critique, annotate, and re-imagine the cities that we encounter.
Since 2008, we have worked as an ad-hoc collective.
Data-driven installation programmed used Max/MSP/Jitter that created video distortion of a commercial for a Dodge Caravan in response to 25-years unemployment statistics for Windsor, Ontario, where the minivan has been made since 1984. Exhibited as part of the Labour Arts Festival at Artcite Inc. in Windsor, Ontario.
Data-driven installation programmed using Quartz Composer and Max/MSP/Jitter, which drew text live from the internet based on the search string, “I’m in love…”, creating layers of text and a corresponding sound collage collected from sitcom episodes in which characters professed their love for one another.