The theme of PAUSE inspires ====\\DeRAIL’s 2017 curatorial program which launches as a Nuit Blanche Independent Project to draw people into an experiment that inspires new ways of understanding a familiar place beyond its usual functionality. As a critique on the singular A to B movement of the mobility corridor, ====\\DeRAIL’s program invites audiences to consider how we might think differently about our city and our shared public landscapes: to pause, to listen, to observe and to imagine new creative possibilities for the various nodes and niches along the West Toronto Railpath. Where time is something to be considered rather than counted, ====\\DeRAIL invites the public to add their own layers of meaning to a linear landscape beyond its functional role as an active mobility corridor. TITLE: We Pause at Twilight LOCATION: West Toronto RailpathDATE: Sept 30th - Oct 1st, 2017TIMING: We Pause at Twilight features two live performances with corresponding audio available at derailart.com
Performance 1 Saturday Sept 30 sunset, 5PM -8PM.Performance begins at the Pause Platforms near Henderson Brewing Co. parking lot (128 Sterling Road).
Performance 2Sunday Oct1 sunrise, 5AM - 8AM.Performance begins at the Wallace Bridge north of the UP Express - Bloor Station
TRAINING:Friday Sept 29th, 6PM-7:30PM. 128 Sterling Road at Henderson Brewing Co.Attendance is mandatory .
DRESS:Wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing and footwear. Bring headphones. We will be providing a reflective safety sash. We will provide refreshments.
EVENT DOCENTS: We require a group of volunteers to be We Pause At Twilight docents. You will be positioned around certain railpath nodes, helping to create a linear map of the performance route, to answer questions about the piece, about the railpath and about ====\\DeRAIL, provide directions, hand out headphones...etc.
EVENT RECORDERS: This volunteer role is important for collecting valuable demographic and experiential information from attendees. This information is helpful as feedback to our funding partners. You will be willing to approach participants, ask them some preset questions, and filling out the responses for later analysis by ====\\DeRAIL.
====\\DeRAIL Platform for Art + Architecture, a registered non profit and independent arts producer, is an alternative platform for dialogue and collaboration across disciplinary, geographical, and ideological boundaries. ====\\DeRAIL commissions and produces place-specific art projects to foster new conversations about public space design and contemporary city building. We bring linear landscapes to life through contemporary art by moving beyond the walls of a traditional gallery space to offer a new experience to both citizens as participants and artists as contributors.
Learn more about Cara Spooner (here). Learn more about ====\\DeRAIL (here). Learn more about the WEst Toronto Railpath (here)