Triovest Creates UnCANny Art for Canstruction Vancouver
“If You Build It, They Will Dance” – Daft Punk-inspired sculpture takes over Pendulum Art Gallery
Triovest has completed their premier entry in Canstruction Vancouver 2014. Playing on this year’s theme of Around the World, “The Can-tastic Four,” a team made up of volunteers from Triovest, PCI Group, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership (MCMP) and Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. (RJC) completed a Daft Punk-inspired sculpture.
“Draft Punk’s hit ‘Around the World,’ inspired our entry. Our team sees Canstruction as a motivating event where people gather, collaborate and create for the benefit of others.” said Adam Cochrane, Director of Development & Construction at Triovest. “Canstruction is a celebration where socially aware individuals join together to help others while crafting amazing things out of unexpected parts. It’s an energetic party-like atmosphere and Daft Punk provides the perfect feel good music to elevate the experience.”
Over 20 teams of professional designers, architects and engineers battled it out to complete magnificent, larger-than-life sculptures in just seven hours, using only canned food and their imagination.
The Can-tastic Four’s Daft Punk-inspired booth took four and a half hours to complete and includes 9,276 cans of valuable food including tuna and tomato sauce. In addition to the hours volunteers spent getting ready for the build, PCI, MCMP and RJC donated $1,500 each to the team – on top of the $3,000 that Triovest has committed.
Once the sculptures are taken down, all of the food will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Canstruction Vancouver 2014 raised 65,000 cans of food for donation, adding to the over 1.3 million cans donated over the history of the event.
“As an organization we have been working with various food banks across the country and facilitate donations by placing drop bins at our properties.” said Ryan Schott, Senior Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications at Triovest. “Triovest has been working with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society for over five years, so it’s a natural fit for us to participate in Canstruction and help a cause near and dear to Triovest.”
These spectacular canned sculptures will be on display at the Pendulum Art Gallery (HSBC Building) from May 10 -16. The ACANamy Awards and silent auction on Wednesday May 14 will recognize winners in various categories and raise additional funds for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.