Teletaxi : a mobile interactive media art exhibition in a taxicab | FRANÇAIS

Presented by Year Zero One, in Montreal, from March 21 to June, 2005.
As part of the DIS/LOCATION: projet d'articulation urbaine programming of
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.

teletaxi 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.
Join 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.

To 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
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Year Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, Mobile Digital Commons Network (MDCN), L'institut de recherche en arts et technologies médiatiques Hexagram (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 Alstad