Joy and Rose Broadbent are multidisciplinary artists based in Toronto. Together, the Broadbent Sisters transform the domestic into dreamlike realms where sparkles are swept and spaces are cleared. They use performance and installation to create interactive experiences that transform “lowly” everyday objects into mystical artifacts. Their unfolding art practice, Clearing Spaces, examines themes of domestic life, meditation, femininity, religious ritual, and pop spirituality. They have produced multiple exhibitions in the series Clearing Spaces, shown internationally at the Festival du nouveau cinéma, TRAFO Centre for Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, HUNTCLUB, The Gladstone Hotel, and as part of the Sunday Drive Art Projects. Joy and Rose find collaboration to be a unique venue for distilling the essence of form and exploring telepathic ways of creating.
Together, the Broadbent Sisters are the Artistic Directors of Midnight Massive Party. Their influence will be felt throughout the evening and they will have multiple artist projects on view in all three event spaces.