SOMETHING HAPPENS HERE
Dufferin Subway Station rehabilitation and public art project (TTC) - Toronto, ON, 2009-12.
Site: The entire wall surface of the subway station (24,477 sq. ft.); 24,000 individually programmed ceramic structural glazed bricks and 100 stainless steel and bronze celebratory plaques (Memorial Pixels).
The Public Art Project for the Dufferin Subway Station in Toronto fully integrates the art into the architecture of the station and the life of the neighbourhood. Instead of considering the art as a separate entity, an object to be “installed” or “hung” on the wall of the station, we are engaging the entire wall surface of the existing architecture by programming the ceramic glazed brick system with images from neighbourhood celebrations and culture. In this way the art is immersed into the architecture, forming an integral expression between the two.