This installation by Canadian writer and artist Douglas Coupland (Generation X) investigates the creative impact of the 1960s explosion of toy building kits, offering a reflection on the profound effect toys can have—not only on how children learn to perceive the world, but also in terms of the kinds of things they produce as adults.

Named after Super City, a kit produced by Ideal Toys between 1967 and 1968, the work is devised as a “future city” densely layered with the heterogenous elements of Coupland’s mental universe, which were inspired by his childhood devotion to Lego and Super City.

Curator: Douglas Coupland, Vancouver.


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