2.23.2011

"plotting a city" exhibit at harbourfront centre (featuring a friend of wmtc)

Many of you may know James from comments on wmtc, or if you've been to a wmtc party, you know him, his partner L and their wonderful pups. Our two-person, two-canine families are all friends.

James is an avid cyclist, as well as a techie guy, and he combined those two passions in this video. It's a time-lapse animation of five years worth of cycling in the GTA, totalling almost 8100 kilometres.

As you watch, the red path represents five minutes of cycling.


A version of this video - updated to include 2010 for a total of almost 12,000 kilometres - is included in an art installation currently running at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre. The exhibit is called "Plotting A City": "Eight artists document the city through an active plotting by creative activities such as photography, painting, sound, walking and installation."

I'm going to this today, and it's also the first time I've been to Harbourfront, so I'm looking forward to that, too. If you're in the area, the exhibit runs through April 3.

3 comments:

impudent strumpet said...

Cool! I saw this circulating on Twitter, but I didn't realize it was the same James!

James said...

Yup, that's me. :)

The version at Harbourfront is a little longer -- it runs through the end of 2010.

The rhythm of the video's going to be changing over the next few years, now that I'm living way out in the burbs...

laura k said...

A version of this video - updated to include 2010 for a total of almost 12,000 kilometres - is included in an art installation currently running at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre....

:-)