Contacting Toronto: Tomorrow is Yesterday
May 1 – 31 on subway platforms across Toronto
Participating Artists: Bill Finger, Alex McLeod, Diana Thorneycroft, David Trautrimas.
An official Public Installation of Scotiabank CONTACT, Contacting Toronto: Tomorrow is Yesterday is presented as a series of 30-second slideshows which play once every 10 minutes on the Onestop network of 300 screens in 60 stations across Toronto, to an audience of 1.3 million daily commuters.
The exhibition addresses CONTACT festival’s theme of ‘Figure & Ground,’ also taking into consideration the Onestop TTC screens as a unique site for public intervention. As over a million commuters traverse through these spaces, they are confronted by disquieting scenes devoid of human presence, and humorous tableaux with ominous overtones. Tomorrow is Yesterday explores landscape in relation to fiction, fantasy and human perception, revealing how the imaginary can disrupt reality.
NEW THIS YEAR: dedicated ‘Art Zone’ Screens featuring only Contacting Toronto, uninterrupted by the usual news and advertisements, are active from May 1 -8, and are located at Bloor, Dundas and St. Andrew stations.
Curated by Sharon Switzer
Contacting Toronto: Tomorrow is Yesterday is co-produced by Art for Commuters and Onestop Media Group, and funded by the Ontario Arts Council.
Image credit: David Trautrimas
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