+media art in public urban space+

curated by Michael Alstad and Michelle Kasprzak

July 1 - 31, 2006:

29th minute: Collin Zipp 'Niverville, MB 08.04'
59th minute: John Greyson '14.3 SECONDS'

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 July is Collin Zipp's 'Niverville, MB 08.04
' and John Greyson's ''14.3 SECONDS'.

Collin Zipp's Niverville, MB 08.04 explores the presence of technology within our environments. The creation process begins by subjecting the video's digital information to physical defacement by using various methods. The final product is then captured and edited to create an altered digital environment.

John Greyson 14.3 SECONDS: During the 2003 war, U.S. planes bombed the Iraqi Film Archive. 14.3 seconds of celluloid were salvaged from the wreckage. If you slow them down by 23.8%, they last a minute.


Collin Zipp is a multidisciplinary video/digital artist who obtained his BFA with Honours from the University of Manitoba's School of Art. His video work uses various experimental techniques to explore the beauty within imperfection, human perception and memory. The raw video footage is manipulated, and imperfections in the data caused by the technology are utilized to make the medium more self-evident and create a lo-fi aesthetic. His work has been included in many exhibitions and screenings across Canada and the USA. Recently Zipp had an exhibition at the Eastern Front Gallery in Toronto, ON, and upcoming exhibitions include group shows at The Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Kelowna Art Gallery in Kelowna, BC, and at Plug In ICA in Winnipeg, MB.

John Greyson is a Toronto film/video artist whose shorts, features and installations include: Fig Trees (2003, Oakville Art Galleries); Proteus (Best Actor, Sithenghi 2003); The Law of Enclosures (2000, Best Actor Genie); Lilies (1996 - Best Film Genie, Best Film at festivals in Montreal, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, San Francisco); Un©ut (1997, Honourable Mention, Berlin Film Festival); Zero Patience (1993 - Best Canadian Film, Sudbury Film Festival); The Making of Monsters (1991 - Best Canadian Short, Toronto Film Festival, Best Short Film Teddy - Berlin Film Festival); and Urinal (1988 - Best Feature Teddy, Berlin Film Festival). He co-edited Queer Looks, a critical anthology on gay/lesbian film & video (Routledge, 1993), is the author of Urinal and Other Stories (Power Plant/Art Metropole, 1993), and has published essays and artists pieces in Alphabet City, Public, FUSE, and twelve critical anthologies. An assistant professor in film at York University, he was awarded the Toronto Arts Award for Film/Video, 2000.

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


June 2006: Luke Painter, Maris Mezulis
May 2006: Nelly-Ève Rajotte, Peter Eudenbac
April 2006: Nicolas Flemming, Brenda Goldstein
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
Launch Event: vjs fluid & faux amie + music by cyan & naw



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