Daniel Young


Daniel Young has been collaborating with Christian Giroux since 2002. Most recently the two artists have been working on a survey of Canadian infrastructure (bridges, dams, hydro pylons, pipelines, navigational aids etc.). Previously they produced the sculpture entitled Mr. Smith, a tetrahedral space-frame made from plywood struts, triangle panels and cast aluminium joints. Mr. Smith is both a contribution to the material discourse of space frames and a reflection on the architectural vocabulary of Tony Smith, Buckminster Fuller and Alexander Graham Bell. Taking its cues from phenomenology and conceptualism, Young and Giroux’s work is characterised by an ongoing interest in architectural theory, Late Modernism, and the production of space. Currently the two artists are working on a project that conflates the projected image with the apparatus of its presentation, or the moving image with sculpture.