Radiant Dark, Commerce Court, Toronto

'FELT Trade' was a produced for the exhibition 'Radiant Dark: Assets and Values' curated by Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson at Commerce Court, Toronto, 2010

Walter interpreted the theme, Assets and Values, through the idea of trade. A pile of FELT disks lies on the floor. This mass is rich and contradictory in form as it is heaped like waste and branded like product. The disks are remnants—gasket centres—worthless until re-invented. The following sign invited viewers to trade:

100% wool FELT Disks
Insulator, pad, filter, toy...
Its function is yours to determine.

Take one, and in return leave something as A token of exchange...
Its value is yours to determine.

As the pile of felt diminished over time a pile of odds and ends increased beside it and raised questions about what is refuse and what is valued?