July is the final month of art content curated by Michelle Kasprzak and Michael Alstad on the pedestrian-level billboard in Dundas Square. The end of the Transmedia :29:59 project begs a couple of questions: Since it appears that video billboards are a fact of contemporary urban existence, should we demand that a certain percentage of content belongs to local community/creative/independent groups? Is it too late to do so (i.e. should community content have been mandated from the beginning)?
You can read Michelle’s more detailed reflections on the year of programming here.
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July 1 – 31, 2006:
29th minute: Collin Zipp ‘Niverville, MB 08.04’
59th minute: John Greyson ‘14.3 SECONDS’
Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto
Year Zero One is pleased to announce the last installment of TRANSMEDIA :29:59, the final month of a year long exhibition on the pedestrian level video billboard at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. Launched August 1st 2005, TRANSMEDIA :29:59 features one minute video works 24/7 every half hour on the 29th and 59th minutes. Featured for the month of July is Collin Zipp’s ‘Niverville, MB 08.04′ and John Greyson’s ”14.3 SECONDS’.
Collin Zipp’s Niverville, MB 08.04 explores the presence of technology within our environments. The creation process begins by subjecting the video’s digital information to physical defacement by using various methods. The final product is then captured and edited to create an altered digital environment.
John Greyson 14.3 SECONDS: During the 2003 war, U.S. planes bombed the Iraqi Film Archive. 14.3 seconds of celluloid were salvaged from the wreckage. If you slow them down by 23.8%, they last a minute.
Year Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council,Yonge-Dundas Square and Clearchannel for their support of Transmedia :29:59
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