Nested amongst the iconic Ontario Place silos, Beacon Silo is a freestanding installation that mimics these architectural forms. Housed within the structure, a slowly rotating mirrored sculpture projects dynamic columns of light on to the surrounding landscape. This beacon, both lighthouse and disco ball, is visible from a great distance and creates a constantly changing spectacle throughout the day and night.
Chris Foster is a visual artist and designer based in Toronto. Working across disciplines, he works to understand and deconstruct subliminal structures of power in architecture by engaging conversations about local histories and the built environment. His creative process is motivated by public projects, site-specific installations and design/build collaborations. Foster's studio practice embraces a do-ityourself methodology, engaging acts of resistance in reuse, repair, and maintenance to subvert systems of built-in obsolescence and to reimagine material ecologies.