Mobile Unit Residency at VSVSVS

Feb 1, 2014 - Mar 1, 2014 @ VSVSVS

Introducing the latest resident at VSVSVS: The Mobile Unit

February 1 – March 1
25 Polson Street, Toronto

For the month of February, Gendai's Mobile Unit will become the first inanimate being to partake in a residency at the VSVSVS warehouse. VSVSVS (pronounced versus versus versus) is a seven-person collective and artist-run centre that amongst many activities, regularly hosts residencies in their warehouse in the Portlands of Toronto. During the Mobile Unit's residency, it will host a series of events; ranging from intimate reading groups, to "dorm room" parties, to a Valentine's Day horror movie night, to a special dinner at the end of its stay. This residency will take the form of the Mobile Unit's exploration into independence, self-discovery and freedom. Documenting its daily events, thoughts and feelings, the Mobile Unit will host a blog dedicated to its stay at the VSVSVS warehouse. Acting autonomously as an instigator of thought, collaboration, negotiation, conflict, and so on, this residency will explore the Mobile Unit’s capacity to interact independently of Gendai in unexpected ways amongst its new friends, partners and in its temporary home.

More announcements to come!
Event dates and announcements will be posted on the Mobile Unit's blog regularly; you can also keep in touch through Gendai's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

VSVSVS is: Anthony Cooper, James Gardner, Laura Simon, Miles Stemp, Ryan Clayton, Stephen McLeod and Wallis Cheung.

The Gendai Mobile Unit is: a mobile seating/presentation/storage unit commissioned by Gendai and artist Yam Lau, designed by Montreal based artist Alexandre David (2011). The Mobile Unit has travelled with Gendai to the Fair of Alternative Art of Sudbury (2012), Toronto International Art Fair(2012), Art Metropole (2012), Gendai Workstation (2011) and was featured in Gendai's Indiegogo campaign(2012).

The Mobile Unit is eager to make new alliances, explore new potentials and territories and offer its assistance to other partners in any number of ways. If you are interested in visiting the Mobile Unit and contributing to its residency at the VSVSVS warehouse, please contact