Career Launcher: The Brandscape Residency 2018
Sophia Oppel is an arts practitioner based in Toronto. Oppel’s work addresses the position of insidious, hegemonic power embedded in networked existence and its manifestations in embodied experience. Oppel’s practice is based in digital media and interactive installations; employing algorithms, web applications, software and the viewer’s body as subject matter. Oppel has exhibited at Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container, 156 Studio Projects, Forest City Gallery, and XPACE Cultural Centre, and is an alumni of Roundtable Residency.
Tough Guy Mountain and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are happy to congratulate the Recipient of the Brandscape Residency Career Launcher 2018: Sophia Oppel.
Sophia is awarded with a 6-month residency at the Brandscape located at 1136 Dupont St. Toronto to realize her digital art project. Sophia will also have access to all available facility at the Brandscape as well as a mentorship on video editing and post-production from Tough Guy Mountain. Additionally, Sophia will also receive a Production Membership at InterAccess.
The Brandscape is an artist studio, a new media lab and a rentable event/shooting space. It is a 2500 square foot hall equipped with a 12’x12’x10’ cyclowall. It was established in 2016 by the artist-run company Tough Guy Mountain.
1136 Dupont St. Toronto, ON, Canada
Sophia Oppel (DRPT, 2018)
Tough Guy Mountain (TGM) is a Toronto based artist-run company focusing on the glories, trials, and absurdity of late capitalism. As an artist collective of over a dozen members, TGM creates “total works of art”, presentations of capitalist aesthetic and consumer culture. TGM creates narrative performances where the collective plays a fantastical corporation that treats Art as another client.
Founded in 1983 as Toronto Community-Videotex, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology.