39 Queens Quay East
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Art Train Conductor No.9 is a moving-mobile-public-art-project existing as
visual design on the surface of a GO Train car, with an accompanying smart
phone application: tetAtet. Commissioned by No.9: Contemporary Art and
the Environment and created by multi-disciplinary artists Jennifer Marman
and Daniel Borins, this project brings awareness to issues and opportunities
relating to mobility, public transportation, urban planning, and sustainability
in the greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The app provides a free online
public forum for the discussion of these important environmental issues.
Art Train Conductor No.9 includes a dynamic exterior and interior surface-wrapped GO train car. The design of the train-wrap refers to artistic abstraction, and camouflage in the natural world, as well as camouflage in the historical military sense, that of dazzle painting — and the role that pattern and abstraction play as a form of protecting, hiding, and cloaking explicit reality. Within a contemporary context, these visual styles take on the form of a digital visual language, and symbolize a reality that is augmented through virtual space.
The tetAtet touch-based app is integrated with the visual style of
the train wrap and functions as an entertaining forum for debate.
Through an integrated Twitter feed, GO riders will be able to respond
to issues raised in a collection of video clips featuring a cross section
of diverse and informed individuals from the Toronto area and beyond
speaking exclusively within the tetAtet forum. The video segments
focus on subjects such as intelligent urban planning, strengthening
the public voices of individual citizens, environmental concerns,
mobility, sustainable living, and building sustainable cities. What is
exciting about this project is that a public service for mobility has
now also become a forum for public debate.
To download the APP go to:
Visit the Art Train website.
No.9 would like to thank the following for their contribution to Art Train Conductor No.9 project
Margaret Atwood, Gil Penalosa, Corinne Erni, Andrew Heintzman, Geoff Cape, Andrew Clement, Fred Eisenberger, Eric Miller, Gary Berman, Mitzie Hunter, David Foot, Lisa Rochon, Bruce Kuwabara, Michael McMahon, Tonya Surman, Shawn Micallef, Jim Milway, Sheldon Leiba, Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, Cara Said, Ariel Estulin, Ken Ogawa, Leslie Partridge, Joseph Ferenbok, Steve Szigeti, Sandra Danilovic, Cassandra Silver, Andy Keenan, Matt Bouchard, Gabby Resch, Dina Graser, Mike Cyr, Stephanie Trendocher, Nancy Pogue, Amee Lee, Sarah Dinn, Marc Nadeau, David Bowick, John Norman, Peter Hendrickson, Helene Clarkson, Ted Willcocks, Francisca Quinn, Chris Carradine, Andrei Vasili, Ed Video Guelph.
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