Video by Andrew McAllister
Vehicle was an official independent project for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2008. It was co-presented by the University of Toronto Art Centre, the wayupwaydown collective, and the Toronto Subaru Club.
Nuit Blanche 2008, October 4th, 6:52pm to sunrise. Toronto, Canada “Vehicle” is an exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of the car as a site of community contact. Inside and outside of UTAC viewers discover interactive parking art, the Subaru as art gallery, trampoline-activated Second Life bodies, custom built Xbox games, and architectural intervention. The car settings encourage experimentation and welcome unlikely participants and unanticipated mergings.
Yasunori Aoki, Barbara Balfour, Myles Chiu, David Court, Crystal Castles, Steve Engels, Mike Ferri, Charlotte Herriman, Curtis Huang, Steve Jones, Sunny Kerr, Joyce Lam, Yam Lau, Esther Lee, Andrew McAllister, Emily Mclennan, Jeff Nagashima, Stephanie Shepherd, Scott Sorli, Josh Thorpe, Flavio Trevisan, Alyssa Tsang, and Tania Ursomarzo forge new communities of creative practice. “Vehicle” makes new, tenuous and fluid relations between artworks and communities. For example, Kerr and Lee approached the Toronto Subaru Club to hold a meeting at Nuit Blanche by virtue of the shared brand of car. (“Vehicle” had its beginnings in Yam Lau’s Subaru station wagon). WayUpWayDown organized a flexible exhibition structure that invited new artists and core members to contribute works in relation to a car.
For one night only, WayUpWayDown and the TSC join each other’s clubs
Tania Ursomarzo’s Milonga