Power Ball Pre-Party
FLAVOUR FUNFAIR WITH BOMPAS & PARR
7 PM - 9 PM
The party before 'THE' party. Witness a one-night-only experience created by Bompas & Parr: an artistic and taste-centric take on the funfair of yesteryear, a fantastical funland combining exploration, spectacle and entertainment.
Bompas & Parr
Bompas & Parr, founded by Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, is globally recognised as the leading expert in immersive multi-sensory experience design. The founders’ backgrounds in architecture and marketing play a key role in their investigations into the intersections of food, art and emotion and how taste is altered through synaesthesia, performance and setting. Described as “real-life Willy Wonkas” Bompas & Parr’s highly researched installations – combinations of food history, contemporary culture and science lab experiments – boast a distinct aesthetic style and interpretive vigour that is unrivalled.
Bompas & Parr has worked with cultural institutions such as The Barbican, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow and partnered with Coca-Cola, Johnnie Walker, Mercedes, Vodafone, Westfield and LVMH. The studio is based in south London but has realised projects on practically every continent. Genre-defining projects include: Alcoholic Architecture, an inhabitable cloud of gin and tonic; the world’s first Multi-Sensory Fireworks display for London New Year’s Eve 2013; and the Taste Experience for the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Bompas & Parr also founded the British Museum of Food, the world’s first cultural institution exclusively dedicated to food and drink, and has published six books that explore humankind’s relationship with food.
Power Ball Party
9 PM – LATE
The main event. Indulge in a truly unique experience of art, gastronomy and more with the unbeatable Toronto skyline as the backdrop to the most notorious party of the year.
Anitra Hamilton is a Canadian born artist, living and working in Toronto. Her works have been presented at Zendai Moma, Shanghai; The Centre for Contemporary Art Thessaloniki, Greece; Art Gallery of York University, Toronto; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Albright-Knox Gallery. She has also participated in the Havana Biennale; Marrakech Biennale and Istanbul Biennale. Her works appear in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as various other private collections. Her project Wall Parade #3 has been permanently re-installed at the Art Gallery of Ontario and her work will be presented in Treviso, Italy in June of this year.
Dominique Pétrin is a visual artist living and working in Montreal. She has been working primarily with silkscreen printing for over 20 years. A former member of the petrochemical rock band Les Georges Leningrad from 2000-2007, she also collaborated with renowned artists such as Sophie Calle, Pil and Galia Kollectiv (London) and choreographers Antonija Livingstone (Berlin), Stephen Thompson (Paris) and Jennifer Lacey (Paris) in Culture, Administration & Trembling performance. For the past eight years, she has been working on installations created in situ, composed of silkscreened paper, cut, assembled and pasted to the walls in order to create immersive environments. She uses codes from electronic device interfaces to develop representations and architectures of virtual space, with the superimposition of multiple windows, toolbars, columns and objects.
Pétrin’s installations convey a material experience of virtuality with the use of hand-printed wallpaper. She is interested in creating social fabrics composed from corporate objects and patterns, social media, and the history of ornament, interweaving notions of craftsmanship, mass production and the ready-made. She recently collaborated with the artist Banksy for The Walled Off Hotel in Palestine. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, France, the United States, Belgium and the United Kingdom. She was nominated for the Louis Comtois Award in 2017 and longlisted for the Sobey Award in 2014.
Ana Rewakowicz is an interdisciplinary artist born in Poland, living and working in Montreal and Paris. She graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, received an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal, and is currently pursuing her PhD in art and science at the École Polytechnique in Paris. Known for her stimulating, interactive, inflatable works that question our relationship with the environment, she is concerned with issues of sustainability and technology as an opportunity for social transformation. Presently her art engages in growing environmental complexities with a particular focus on water. She has exhibited in Canada and around the world, including Copernicus Science Museum, Warsaw; Bienal del Fin del Mondo, Argentina; ISEA 2014, Dubai, UAE; Foundation Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway; Anchorage Museum, Alaska; Pori Art Museum, Finland and La Maison Europénne de la Photographie in Paris. She has works in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italy; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Musée de Joliette.
Jennifer Steinkamp lives and works in Los Angeles. Steinkamp received her BFA and MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 1989 and 1991 respectively, and also received an honorary PhD in 2011. She uses 3-D computer animation and new media to create video installations that activate architectural space and alter phenomenological perception. She designs and digitally simulates movement of organic and abstract forms such as trees, flowers, and floating fabrics. Her works are displayed as site-specific projections that amplify the architectural setting by blurring the boundary between real and illusionistic space. These animated environments, while visually alluring, often carry subtle ominous references such as Daisy Bell, which features an array of beautiful yet poisonous flowers. Time plays a significant role in Steinkamp’s work, often depicting cyclical occurrences such as changing seasons and life cycles.
These cycles do not typically have a beginning, middle, or end, but rather are working with non-narrative concepts of change. Solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Portland Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis and the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections internationally, including the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; The National Gallery, Washington DC; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Istanbul Museum, Turkey; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Independent Canadian songstress, WILLA, creates hooky, indie electronic pop. She has amassed over 6 million streams since the release of her debut album in May 2016. Having been featured at world class music festivals and had songs appear in international films, tv, and ad campaigns, she shows no signs of stopping. Initially influenced by jazz artists, as well as classic pop crossover singers, WILLA's foray into indie pop has yielded unique and catchy melodies and sounds. Now working on the next release, WILLA is adding new collaborators to innovate and evolve her sound into something that will surpass her first album, Criminals+Dreamers, and carry her work even further. For her DJ set at Powerball, expect her to seamlessly weave her eclectic taste in a setlist that will keep you dancing all night.
Music by Boozer
Prince Innocence is the musical collaboration between Talvi Faustmann and Josh McIntyre. Based in Toronto and together since 2013, Prince Innocence has a sound that continues to evolve as their tastes are influenced by contemporary art, fashion and music. Currently prepping the release of their upcoming 2018 EP, Blue Star, their latest sound has taken a turn to shimmering synth pop wrapped in sleek R&B and cold eyed soul. Prince Innocence released their debut EP Lapse in 2013 on Pretty Pretty Records and have since been featured in Gorilla vs Bear, V Magazine, I-D, Jalouse, Fashion Magazine, Exclaim and SSENSE, to name a few.
Sophie Jones is a DJ with one mission: to bring good vibes. Weaving between electronic sensibilities and feel-good jams, she lets you loose on a journey into the night. With an avid curiosity for the different vibes being developed in all corners of her community, she can be heard playing in one of the city’s big clubs on one night, to an intimate bar on another. From Osheaga & Wayhome's Perrier stages, the AGO Massive party, to fashion events for Chanel and Dior, she is proudly one of Toronto's staple dj's. With a spectrum of influences to hone from, Sophie Jones attributes the depth of her musical tastes to local Toronto musicians and producers. It is from observation, collaboration and online digging that she harvests her collection of music to make you move.
As a resident Dj at several Toronto hot spots and the go-to person for fellow djs and musicians to connect with when in town, his name is synonymous with nightlife. Tona Maradiaga, formerly known as Happy Boy Tona, is a Toronto artist of Nicaraguan decent with a keen ear for music. Working to establish a name for himself as a multi-disciplined artist, he has DJ’d for world renowned artists like Metro Boomin, and yung lean, creator of Hard Body Records managing both Toronto and European musical artists including Cyber69, and when not appearing in music videos to the likes of The Weeknd, he's directing/producing his own. Though the accomplishments were plenty, Tona left Toronto for Berlin to take a break from a hectic lifestyle and focus on personal artistic endeavours, specifically Music Production.