art in public urban space+
by Michael Alstad
and Michelle Kasprzak
April 1 - 30, 2006:
29th minute: Nicolas Fleming
- 'Fort York'
59th minute: Brenda Goldstein
- 'Economies of Scale'
Year Zero One is pleased to present TRANSMEDIA :29:59,
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 April is Nicolas Fleming's
'Fort York' and Brenda Goldstein's 'Economies of Scale'.
Nicolas Fleming's Fort
York is an excerpt of from one of three performances
that Nicolas conducted in Toronto. Blindfolded and led
to three areas in Toronto unknown to him by a guide,
Nicolas proceeds to enclose his body in a canvas bag
and explore the landscape without the benefit of his
sense of sight. At the end of of his highly physical
exploration of landscape, he exits the bag and is led
away from the scene, still blindfolded. At a later date,
Nicolas examines the bag for evidence of its journey
and recalls the places that he visited inside the bag,
and paints a landscape painting based on what he believes
the sites look like. 'Fort York' is video documentation
of his exploration of the landscape around Fort York
in Toronto, Ontario, whilst in the canvas bag.
of Scale is an excerpt of three, three-hour
performances documented during rush hour periods. The
video explores the mismatch between the compresed time
scale of business and the painstaking world of organic
gradual change. Butoh Dance expresses intense emotions
through slow, controlled and sometimes distorted movements..
Nicolas Fleming is an artist based in Montréal,
Québec. His work is rooted in painting, with
recent bodies of work incorporating performative acts
as part of a creative process that culminates in paintings.
He was the recipient of the Art Dealer's Association
of Canada Foundation Scholarship in 2004. He has exhibited
his work previously at the School of Visual Arts in
New York, Dare-Dare, Sylviane Poirier Gallery, Observatoire
4, Darling Foundry, and Sandra Goldie Gallery, among
others. He will be awarded his MA in Visual Arts from
the Université du Québec à Montréal
following his thesis exhibition at the Galerie L'UQAM
in May 2006.
Brenda Goldstein graduated from the Ontario College
of Art and Design. Her work spans a broad spectrum of
themes from the personal mining of cultural memory the
exploration of public space. She works in a diverse
set of media, including super 8, video projections,
installations and performance. She a member of The Bantam
AAA Art Team and a member of the ARTICIPATION! Collective
and she is the Chair of Trinity Square Video. In 2005
she was awarded and Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist
Award. She is currently curating “The Center Cannot
Hold: Prospects for Suburbia” at the Toronto Free
Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council,Yonge-Dundas
Square and Clearchannel for their support of Transmedia
Kate Armstrong, Myfanwy Ashmore
February 2006: Shaan Syed,
January 2006: Donna Szoke,
December 2005: Gwen MacGregor,
November 2005: Cheryl Sourkes,
2005: Honeybyte, Risa Horowitz
2005: Pascual Sisto, Luke Lamborn
2005: Manu Luksch, Jillian Mcdonald