Grocery cart sinking into water.
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Robert Hengeveld (Toronto, ON), Uprising, 2009, LDPE tubing, .91 x .53 x 1.02 m., Victoria Park, Lake, Kitchener. Photo: Elizabeth Feryn.
Uprising consists of a shopping cart apparently discarded into Victoria Park Lake in downtown Kitchener. The shopping cart is a convincing simulation which floats aimlessly in the lake. Robert Hengeveld is interested in exploring our understanding and perception of the real. The work, in its absurdity, takes a satirical look at the residue we leave in the environments we inhabit.
Robert Hengeveld is an installation and multi-media artist whose work explores the boundaries between reality and fiction. He is currently living and working in Toronto. He completed his MFA at the University of Victoria in 2005 and received an AOCAD from the Ontario College of Art and Design. He continues to exhibit his work across Canada and internationally. Some of his recent and upcoming exhibitions include Natural Forms, Neutral Ground; OK Quoi!?, Struts Gallery; High Performance, Artspace and exhibitions at Interaccess Artist Run Centre, Galarie Sans Nom and Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects.

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