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In this exhibition, Temporary Investments, the collaborative duo consisting of Dodd MFA candidate, Rachel Seburn and Alberta, Canada-based artist, Sarah Seburn, inquire into the seemingly permanent nature of architecture and seek an alternative that is responsive and interactive. The artists pull from architectural lineages as they create an installation that acts as a mock-up showroom, an investigation into a new kind of interior building that allows for floors and walls to sink, rock, and tilt. Through sculptural exploration, the collective proposes a rendition of Flexible Architecture that focuses on ideas for alternative and subaltern public spaces. How can underground public space be designed with an attitude that includes current circumstances, while also allowing for the possibility of an ever changing future? Through material samples, sculpture and drawings, the duo envisions a flex·i·ble future that is malleable, moveable, and “light”.
Temporary Investments is a twin practice of visionaries exploring the meta-space given by art.
Rachel Seburn and Sarah Seburn are transdisciplinary artists currently based out of Athens, Georgia, USA and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They both hold BFA’s from Emily Carr University and Rachel is a current MFA candidate at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Their duo practice often engages with neglected urban space, real-estate, architecture, demolition, urban planning, autonomy and the post internet experience. Mediums include sculpture, sound, painting, performance and video. Their work usually exists outside the gallery as ephemeral interventions in physical and virtual reality. They are the co-founders of the artist collective company Temporary Investments, co-founders of the arts society Coral Plaza and currently co-curating for the transient exhibition space Parking Lot Platform.
In 2015 the artists founded the real-estate / architecture / design / urban planning firm under the same name. Temporary Investments as a grander company is an ongoing collaboration between artists, designers, architects, marketers, analysts, and so on. The company’s initial mandate was to facilitate the opportunity for citizens to temporarily claim vacant and underused buildings in Vancouver, British Columbia. Temporary Investments repurposes landowner / land claim protocols and proposes temporary solutions for claiming land, and through acts of disruption we try to stimulate a conversation around income inequality, ownership, public and private property and spatial protest. Temporary Investments is currently in search of new rural land claim opportunities, specifically gold mining claims in British Columbia.