The Evening News, 2012, Photography by Dean Goodwin
Emergency Exit - Toronto, Canada
The Evening News (small craft warnings) 2012
113 - Berzcy Park
35 Wellington Street East
[ selected photographs ] [ video ]
Two broadcasters, John Thompson and Jack Ward – the only remaining source of information in the
world as the sky falls — bring you the news that matters.
Are nursery rhymes as valid as white lies? Can anyone trust the news when it is dispatched so quickly?
Could the News be a euphemism for the Truth? Is reporting the falling sky from the middle of an urban
centre safe? Maybe all these tall buildings will protect us!
The audience has the option of engaging directly with the broadcast by listening through headphones.
The show is visible through the station‘s two large windows and by several monitors scattered throughout
the park. Whatever happens in the booth can be heard over the headphones. This could be anything from
breaking news to the popular music of the last five decades, reading uncensored letters from listeners
or recommending a nice place for dinner.
Artist Biography: Emergency Exit has been creating original performance work for the last ten years.
They have shown their work in Toronto, Montreal and Tehran. They were nominated for outstanding sound
design and independent production at the 2006 Dora Awards for their cumulative piece Trilogie.