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DRIFT, 2012

Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters
David Bouchard - Toronto, Canada

DRIFT: Transients
New Media Installation

10 - TTC Subway Platform Screens Across Toronto
Yonge & Bloor

A 12-hour long artwork based on TTC data. Custom generative software translates this data, which provides structure and movement, into an evolving abstract map inspired by notions of flow, ephemerality and transitory states.

The project’s 12-hour run-time was chosen to coincide with the event schedule and follows a generative approach to content creation.

The piece is entirely created from software written by the artist. By giving the system some degree of autonomy, including elements of randomness and a reliance on external data, the work is also a reflection on notions of artistic control and authorship.

Curated by Sharon Switzer

David Bouchard is a new-media artist and educator. His work explores the expressive potential of computation, both in software and hardware forms

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