August 26th 2010
We also had a site-specific installation by Erin Vincent in the park. She installed a delicate series of small paper planes up a tree in the park around which the group gathers.
We also had Bike Pirates on hand to provide tune-ups, and were joined by our emcee Michael Louis Johnson on the trumpet, and John Cairnes with his bicycle sound system.
Our first stop was at Edward Day Gallery where we saw a group exhibition titled Cool Aid. The exhibition featured new interpretations of land, sea and air in a variety of mediums by artists of the gallery.
We then moved on, heading up a back laneway to the garage of C1 Art Space for some interactive mural painting. Participants joined in and had the opportunity to create a group mural.
Further down the alley we entered the Lower Ossington Theatre for the annual Square Foot Show by AWOL. The show featured hundreds of artists all working in different mediums, but in the confines of one square foot.
The fourth stop on the tour took us to a collective studio space called N/A for a screening of City Lights IV by Tim Vets and Erki de Vries. The raw nature of the collective space complimented the cardboard construction within the film.
Next the group headed over to the Pia Bouman School of Dance for a musical performance by Michelangelo Iaffaldano. Not one for the limelight Iaffaldano performed his electronic composition from underneath a luxurious red carpet.
Our sixth stop on the tour was at Convenience Gallery, a vitrine gallery open 24/7 on Lansdowne Ave. The current exhibition was Sky by Dieter Janssen. Thanks to curator Scott Sørli for speaking to the group about the gallery and Janssen's work.
Taking a trip down an alleyway to Parkdale we came to our final stop and after party at General Hardware, the studios of artist Joe Fleming. On the garage out back Alize Zorlutuna installed a beautiful light-based installation combined with some live drawing and an artist talk. Thanks to Joe Fleming and Niki Dracos of General Hardware for hosting us and sharing their space. More thanks to Oli Milroy for his guest bartending skills.
Photo by David Wyndham.