I just looked into some of the visitor statistics for the project. From March until September, our Google Map guide to the project had been viewed well over 3,000 times, and the works were viewed over 500 times by Wireless Toronto users. This is great so far, and I look forward to seeing how many more visits we can accrue before the project closes in 2011.
Here’s a photo of a Wireless Toronto user at the Roastery Cafe (401 Richmond), exploring Willy Le Maitre’s “Art Drugs” piece:
A physical “art drug” capsule is also being dispensed at the Roastery Cafe, visit to find out more about the work.
At each artwork location, a downloadable e-catalogue is available.
To create these e-catalogues, I used Bookleteer by London UK-based art and design studio Proboscis. They are meant to be printed, folded into a booklet, shared and enjoyed. Download links for each artist’s booklet are below:
If you prefer to read them all in one document, or maybe don’t have access to a printer to make the booklets, you can download a regular PDF file containing all the information in each artist’s e-catalogue here:
In-Site Toronto artists’ statements and biographies.
Nice to see mentions of In-Site Toronto around the web at Networked_Performance, Now Public, Neighbourhood Arts, and the Regroupment des Arts Interdisciplinaires du Québec.
Torontonians are strongly encouraged to go out and see the artworks in the wild, but for those of you not as close by, here is a screenshot of Dave Dyment’s work at Teriyaki Experience Markham Town Centre, to give you a sense of what the experience of viewing the In-Site Toronto works is like:
Discover the artworks commissioned for In-Site Toronto by using your free Wireless Toronto account at the hotspots or contexts listed below. You can view a list or map of all Wireless Toronto hotspots here.
Jeremy Bailey: Artwork appears when you attempt to recover your Wireless Toronto account password
Brian Joseph Davis: The Burger Bar, Harbourfront Centre, Alternative Grounds, Woody’s, Cafe Taste
Dave Dyment: Teriyaki Experience restaurants: Brampton, Heartland Town Centre, Meadowvale, RioCan Marketplace, Scarborough (Eglinton), Scarborough Town Centre, Smartcentres Morninguard, Smartcentres Vaughan, Dixie Auto Campus
Willy Le Maitre: 401 Richmond – Roastery Cafe
Fedora Romita: Dundas Square
Swintak: St. Lawrence Market
In-Site Toronto is a series of newly commissioned work that will be presented on the portal pages of several wireless internet hotspots in the Wireless Toronto network. Artists Dave Dyment, Swintak, Jeremy Bailey, Fedora Romita, Willy Le Maitre and Brian Joseph Davis have created works that will be automatically displayed when users log in to their Wireless Toronto user account at designated hotspots. The project will be launched on March 31, 2010 by media arts organisation Year Zero One, is curated by Michelle Kasprzak, and was produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
The launch of the project will take place on March 31, 2010, at the El Mocambo (464 Spadina Ave, Toronto), in association with Spacing’s spring 2010 issue release party. Wednesday, March 31, 8pm-12am. Admission is $10 (gets you a new mag), or $5 for Spacing subscribers.
Hope to see you there!