Photos on the TTC subway video screens / Art For Commuters/Contacting Toronto

DIY - The Revolution Starts With You
May 1- 31, 2009 / Contact Festival

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Artist Statement

DIY - The Revolution Starts With You will be shown all day in 10 minute intervals on MAY 26! (included in this project are also four excellent photos by Yvonne Bambrick)

US President Obama’s rise to power has created a state of hope that transcends boundaries and borders. Despite economic turmoil, 'change' is in the air and all manner of dreams suddenly seem possible.

We asked artists: what's your revolution?
This is what they came up with.

Participating artists: Mark Clintberg, the FASTWÜRMS, Annette Mangaard, John Marriott, Darren O’Donnell, Christie Pearson, Georgette Peters, Martin Reis, Chrysanne Stathacos, Ho Tam, Carolyn Tripp, and 4 selections from the 'This Day of Change' book project by COURRiER Japon magazine.

Quiet or riotous, playful or radical, personal or far-reaching – revolutions happen on every scale, everyday, when changes take place in the ways we think and behave. Using photographic imagery and text, artists will be reaching out to the commuting public, engaging them with revolutionary ideas, enlightened calls to action, and artistic responses to the idea of inciting revolt in Torontonians.

Projects will play on the Onestop TTC screens, cycling every 10 minutes all day, for the month of May.

Contacting Toronto is an annual, open-call photography exhibition on the Onestop network of over 270 TTC screens. It offers artists and photographers an audience of 1.3 million people a day in over 50 stations.

What’s Your Revolution? is curated by Sharon Switzer and co-produced by Onestop Media Group and Art for Commuters.