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media art in public urban space

August 1 - 31st, 2005
29th minute: Manu Luksch - 'Movie Stars'
59th minute: Jillian Mcdonald - 'Screen Kiss'

Launch event: August 3rd, 8-10pm: vjs fluid & faux amie - music by cyan & naw!
Dundas Square - Yonge & Dundas Street, Toronto

Year Zero One is pleased to announce the launch of TRANSMEDIA :29:59, a year long programme on the pedestrian level video billboard at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto. Beginning August 1st 2005, one minute video works will be broadcast 24/7 every half hour on the 29th and 59th minutes. Featured for the month of August is Jillian Mcdonald's 'Screen Kiss' & Manu Luksch's 'Movie Stars'.

Jillian Mcdonald's 'Screen Kiss' is a web project/video featuring several popular actors including Daniel Day Lewis, Vincent Gallo, Johnny Depp, and Angelina Jolie. Macdonald inserts herself into existing film scenes as stand-in for the actresses being kissed by or engaged in other gestures of romance with these actors.This work has received funding support from Soil Digital Media Suite at Neutral Ground Gallery and The Canada Council for the Arts, New Media Commissioning program.

Manu Luksch's 'Movie Stars' was shot a remote beach in Thailand where Chris and Anthony trained hundreds of starfish to move in a synchronized manner. The starfish execute a formation dance reminiscent of the glamourous choreography by Berkeley Busby for Hollywood movies of the 1930s. MOVIE STARS is an unedited, unprocessed real-time documentation of a starfish performance; the film's length is dictated by the creatures' limited short-term memory for movement.

Join us in the square on August 3rd at 8pm for a 2 hour opening launch performance at Yonge-Dundas Square with vjs fluid & faux amie + music by cyan & naw.

YEAR ZERO ONE is an on-line artist run centre which operates as a
network for the dissemination of digital culture and new media through
web based exhibitions, site-specific public art projects, an extensive
media arts directory and the Year01 Forum.