BACKOFFICE (Coryn Kempster & Julia Jamrozik)
BACKOFFICE, the artist/designer team of Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik, have been collaborating together since 2003.
Both completed Honours Bachelor of Arts degrees with distinction at the University of Toronto. Julia went on to complete an M.Arch at UBC where she was awarded the RAIC Medal. Coryn attended MIT as a Presidential Fellow, where he earned his M.Arch with a concentration in Visual Arts.
Coryn was an Architect at Herzog & de Meuron from 2008 to 2010. He left to join Harry Gugger Studio where he was a Project Director until the end of 2014. Julia was an Architect at HdeM from 2008 to 2012 and taught architectural design studios at the ETH in Zurich from 2012 to 2014. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Between them, Coryn and Julia have won numerous competitions and have exhibited and published in Canada, the U.S., Germany, France, Italy and South Korea, including solo shows at Vtape and Convenience Gallery in Toronto.
Playing with Colour
BY BACKOFFICE (CORYN KEMPSTER & JULIA JAMROZIK)
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"Colour often comes down to strategically finding the moments that change in a faster time scale."
In Playing with Colour from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, the artist/designer team of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (known as BACKOFFICE) talk about their recent project, LINE GARDEN. In 2014 Jamrozik and Kempster used 500 wooden stakes to weave a mile of colourful plastic barrier tape into an occupiable, abstract field at the International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens/Les Jardins de Métis. They speak about the making of the installation, LINE GARDEN, and it’s adaptation for the 2015 edition of the festival, together with other related projects.