Mobilizer 5.0 by SHEEEP is one of over 35 public artworks on display across the City of Mississauga.
SHEEEP, assisted by Jada Wallace and Zaynab Khan
Malton Greenway, Community Common
The Mobilizer 5.0 is a prop to facilitate conversations within a community. In this context, at the Malton Greenway, it will be used to broadly discuss climate change and the importance of neighbourhood green spaces through various inputs and outputs. As a multi-faceted performance piece, it will occupy the site by being pushed through the trail and the mall while engaging with the local community. The formal language of the structure is informed by its surroundings – in particular the infrastructure found at the back of the mall’s loading dock – the Mobilizer 5.0 desires to be useful with all its gadgets, to be seen and heard.
It will listen and react as the local passersby interact with it, it will acknowledge their presence through their motion and voices. The more engagement it receives, the more it disrupts its biases and internal thoughts.
SHEEEP is an experimental studio working at the intersection of community, culture and architecture.
Reza Nik is the founding director of SHEEEP – a licensed architect, artist and educator based in Toronto, Canada. Reza has a background in Art History and he is currently an Assistant Professor in the Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. His research is focused on a deeper dialogue between the socio-political nuances of the urban context and playful experimentation. Disrupting the traditional architectural processes and institutions is at the forefront of his pedagogy and practice.
Connor Stevens is a recent graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty. He also holds a Master of Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Calgary.
Connor is an interdisciplinary designer focusing on melding experience in civil engineering, landscape architecture, and architecture. His research interests span scales and discipline, including using digital and analog fabrication techniques to realize experimental architecture creations, utilizing cross-platform 3D modelling techniques for design iteration, and developing creative mapping strategies to understand urban conditions.
Malton Youth Mentees:
Jada Wallace is a Media and Communications student at the University of Guelph-Humber. She has experience working in film, as well as expressing her creativity through photography and videography. She loves reading, exploring, and documenting her experiences through vlogging and poetry.
Zaynab Khan is a high school student at Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School. She has experience working on art projects, photography and events and loves working with friends.
Mobilizer 5.0 is a collaboration between the City’s Parks, Forestry and Environment Division and the Public Art Program.
Mobilizer 5.0 was on display in the Malton Greenway on August 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mobilizer 5.0 will be on display in Community Common Park on September 16th, as part of the We are Resilient Exhibition, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more about this event.