Eight Toronto-based artists mash-it-up to explore and reveal the city's transformations, hidden histories and surprises!
TTC SUBWAY SCREENS - August 4- 19, 2012
Circuit Gallery, in collaboration with Pattison Onestop, Art For Commuters (Toronto) and Dar Onboz (Beirut, Lebanon), present Flip-Toronto, a fun new project that collides flip-books and digital media screens, to bring to life animated anecdotes that explore and capture the city's transformations, hidden histories and surprises!
Animated flip-books created by eight Toronto-based artists will play on the network of Pattison Onestop's TTC subway platform screens throughout Toronto from August 4 to August 19, 2012.
Flip-Toronto features work by: David Grenier, Aubrey Reeves, Alec Dempster, Cortney Stephenson, Mary Porter, Tania Ursomarzo, Patrick Jenkins, and Lise Beaudry.
Artists were asked to choose a specific neighbourhood or location in the city to explore and portray in their flip-book project. The challenge – how do you tell a story about the city, in only 60 pages, without text and sound?
The results are amazing! The range of subjects and approaches taken are innovative and unexpected – from the use of pen and ink to bring to life a rain soaked 1950s football game, to Google maps being used as the source material for a series of encaustic paintings animating the changing urban landscape of the Junction.
Working in diverse media (drawing, photography, paper-cut) these artists have captured and illustrated everyday moments and childhood memories, sought to reveal historic events, and to showcase this ever changing and dynamic city – replete with a bustling Chinatown, a colourful crossing-guard, and buskers!
Flip-Toronto is curated by Claire Sykes and Susana Reisman, Circuit Gallery (Toronto), Nadine Touma, Dar Onboz (Beirut, Lebanon) and Sharon Switzer, Art for Commuters.
The project was inspired by Flip-Beirut, the successful flip-book project conceived and realized by the Lebanese publishing house Dar Onboz. Flip-Toronto is the second installation in what is hoped to become a multi-city initiative, under the umbrella title of Flip-City.
For more information about the project and artists, and to see the works visit the project website: