TRANSMEDIA :29:59

+media art in public urban space+

curated 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.

Brenda Goldstein’s Economies 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..


BIOS


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 Gallery.




Year Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council,Yonge-Dundas Square and Clearchannel for their support of Transmedia :29:59.




TRANSMEDIA :29:59

<<Rewind
March 2006: Kate Armstrong, Myfanwy Ashmore
February 2006: Shaan Syed, Ed Pien
January 2006: Donna Szoke, Chris Meerdo
December 2005: Gwen MacGregor, David Crawford
November 2005: Cheryl Sourkes, BlueScreen
October 2005: Honeybyte, Risa Horowitz
September 2005: Pascual Sisto, Luke Lamborn
August 2005: Manu Luksch, Jillian Mcdonald

 




 
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