Isabel C. Peñaranda

The Life Behind Them, 2019

As Toronto’s urban population grows, so does the landscape of infrastructure. In this installation, multidisciplinary artist Isabel C. Peñaranda reflects on the reality of living in close proximity to people who she has never really met.

Inspired by the sounds behind closed doors, the smell of dinner being made next-door, and by the fighting heard between families in the night, this piece reflects the admiration, curiosity, and interest for the intimate details about people we live with but do not know.