Underground Kiln, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, 2012

Underground Kiln makes visible a brick-firing kiln that was once at the heart of The Toronto Brickworks. Based upon archeological plans of the excavated site, Paul Aloisi and Dan Bergeron realized an overhead view of the demolished kiln by painting it on the parking lot that now covers it, in the exact location and at the exact scale of the original. This large scale painting brings the shape of the kiln’s foundation and its complex flue system to the surface in an imaginative relationship to the lines, boundaries and points of passage that comprise the current parking lot. Here, the technology of the past intersects with the systems of the present to visualize the palimpsest of human marks on this historic site.

This project was completed with support from StreetARToronto.