Founded in 2011 by Jacqui Arntfield, Emily DiCarlo and W.J. Wilson, EQUΔLΔTERΔL is a Toronto based artist collective creating interdisciplinary projects with a relational, interactive focus. Their projects often demand participation from the viewer, moving them from a passive role to one that is an integral part of the final work.
EQUΔLΔTERΔL has produced and participated in numerous performances, exhibitions, residencies and festivals both locally and abroad, including, but not limited to: The Noise Project at 99 Gallery (Toronto), NXNE Music Festival (Toronto), Box Salon series at The Rivoli (Toronto), Art of the Danforth 2012 (Toronto), and Library Thoughts at Raday Konyveshaz & Gallery (Budapest).
With a preference for exhibiting in non-traditional spaces, EQUΔLΔTERΔL’s commissioned interventions have made appearances on TTC streetcars and in empty storefronts along the Danforth.
Their work has been published in 1W3KND: On Social Practice and Collaboration, 48 Hours at a Time (Broken City Lab: Windsor, ON) and one of their interventionist performances was recently featured in Emergency Index, Volume 2: 2012 (Ugly Duckling Presse: New York, NY).
Thoughts About Art and Community
Our work as a collective is focused on engagement, and through our projects we aim to spark thoughtful dialogue and build connections between people in our community.
EQUΔLΔTERΔL's work is focused on interactivity and participation. Our projects are fundamentally collaborative, inviting viewers to engage with and activate the work. These projects are usually hosted in non-traditional and public spaces, like vacant storefronts, streetcars and bars for community arts festivals and neighbourhood revitalization projects.