: a mobile interactive media art exhibition in a taxicab
Presented by Year Zero One, in Montreal, from March 21 to June,
As part of the DIS/LOCATION: projet d'articulation urbaine programming
DARE-DARE Centre de diffusion d'art multidisciplinaire de Montréal.
Year Zero One is pleased to present teletaxi, a site-specific media
art exhibition in a taxicab. The taxi is outfitted with an interactive
touch screen that displays video, animations, music,
and information triggered by an onboard GPS
(Global Positioning System) receiver which allows the
displayed artwork to change depending on where the taxi is in the
city. With the combination of the media/gps technology, the mobile
environment and the passenger/audience inside the cab – the
eleven artists in teletaxi are offered a unique set of possibilities
for showing their work - both technically and thematically.
will expose interactive media art to a normally passive audience,
by presenting works that explore notions of intimacy, mapping, subterranean
space, simulated cities, information architecture, data-visualisation,
public interventions, surveillance and psychogeography.
Opening Friday April first, from 5PM to
9PM, at Square Viger.
us at Dare Dare (Square Viger) for a 'fare free' ride in the teletaxi
to navigate some of the neighbourhoods and Montreal sites explored
by Year Zero One artists and guests.
reach Taxi Co-op of Montréal, call at (514) 725.9885 and
ask for car #235
For more information, contact Dare Dare at (514) 878.1088
Year Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the
Arts, Mobile Digital Commons
Network (MDCN), L'institut de recherche en arts et technologies
(Biomachines), Éric Raymond and le Programme d'aide à
la recherche-création de l'UQAM (PAFARC) for their financial
support of this project. We would also like to thank Taxi Co-op
for hosting our exhibition, le Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal
(CRUM), Jim Ruxton, Dare
Dare & Jean-Pierre Cassie for their generous help.
Software programming : Sacha Viltofsky | Translations: Julie Manseau
& Lou Nelson
Web site : Isabelle
Hayeur | Postcard : Isabelle Hayeur & Michael