Canopy, The Works Art & Design Festival, Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) 2016

The 225 square metres work offers an itinerary with distinct experiences. Visitors walk through passageways where they alternately experience observing, moving around, and taking shelter. 

In addition to the physical movement it calls for, the artist’s large-scale work has a metaphorical dimension to it, referring to the self-constructing experience that comes with the reflection of a person on the move. To Torres, a nomad creates his own construction of the spaces he discovers, as he self-constructs. Therefore, the artist has given his installation an unfinished, in-progress aesthetic: “To me, it is about staging rather than about placing a series of objects in space.”