What's Your Revolution?
Curated by Sharon Switzer and co-produced by Onestop Media Group and Art for Commuters.
Within a climate of massive social and political change, artists provoke, stimulate and motivate Toronto commuters with enlightened calls to action, and artistic responses to the idea of inciting revolt. What’s Your Revolution? presents photographic imagery every 10 minutes on a network of over 270 LCD screens in the Toronto subway system – a platform for the sharing of radical imaginings.
FASTWURMS’ project venerates the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada and the Cats Anonymous shelter of Orton, Ontario. John Marriott’s Dandelionheart takes commuters on a panoramic journey through space and time to a land wherein images of hope provide a backdrop for hypothetical futures. Kisses You, by Darren O’Donnell, radically proposes that making out should occur in public, and puts every TTC commuter in the position of a lover. Carolyn Tripp’s work is designed as a Public Service Announcement for her ongoing “Gaming and Tourism Commission” project, which addresses the intersection of zoological and municipal concerns.
Variously quiet, riotous, playful, radical, personal and far-reaching, the visual stories played out on the modern-day soapbox of our subway platforms have the power to evoke change.