art in public urban space+
by Michael Alstad
and Michelle Kasprzak
May 1 - 31, 2006:
29th minute: Nelly-Ève
Rajotte - 'Olla'
59th minute: Peter Eudenbach’s
- 'Streetcorner Solitude (for Glenn Gould) '
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 May is Nelly-Ève Rajotte's
'Olla' and Peter Eudenbach 's 'Streetcorner Solitude
(for Glenn Gould) '.
Nelly-Ève Rajotte's Olla
incorporates imagery that is generally split or superimposed
before melting again into another frame. The artist
transforms the images, reducing them to their formal
components and compressing them at times into horizontal
bands. A play on form progressively stretches across
the surface of the screen, allowing us to follow the
modification of the images collated from reality by
the artist. The original motif is at times indistinguishable
by the eye, but retained by the memory.
Solitude (for Glenn Gould) Is a silent homage to
Glenn Gould, pianist, experimental musician, and hunter/gatherer
of sound. This video collage is meant to coexist with
the ambient sounds of Yonge-Dundas Square.
Eudenbach uses sculpture, installation, video, and
multiples to explore
the history of ideas while playing with our expectations
of the commonplace.
His videos have been shown at the Rotunda Gallery, Ocularis,
Rooftop Films, and the Tugboat Film Festival, all in
Brooklyn, NY as well as the Future of Film Conference
in Lisbon, Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, and the
Fringe Short Film Festival in Gøteberg, Sweden.
Eudenbach lives and works in Norfolk, Virginia where
he teaches sculpture and video at Old Dominion University.
Rajotte has been a member and administrator of Perte
de Signal since 2003. She has a bachelorís degree
in art history from UQAM, and obtained a second bachelors
at UQAMís school of visual and media arts in
2000. She obtained her masterís degree in visual
and media arts at l'École des Arts Visuels et
Médiatiques de Montréal in 2006. Her work
is oriented towards single-channel digital video, and
video installations. She explores a sensory research
aimed at reporting on an environment at once visual
and audible. Her work has been displayed in Quebec (MUTEK,
Darling Foundry, Parisian Laundry, Champ Libre, International
Festival of Films on Art), as well as Germany, UK, Italy,
Mexico, Spain and France. She is currently living and
working in Montréal.
Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council,Yonge-Dundas
Square and Clearchannel for their support of Transmedia
April 2006: Nicolas Flemming,
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