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08 july 2012

SUBWAY SECRETS in TORONTO

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“Confessions Underground”

A Toronto Art project has people confessing in public! On subway platforms, there for all to see, a thirty-second video installation, called Confessions Underground, has people revealing some heartfelt and often very funny secrets, on the screens that usually run advertisements.

It’s the work of Pattison Onestop, Art for Commuters (A4C) and Labspace Studio.
The video installation is the work of Toronto artists John Loerchner and Laura Mendes, co-directors of Labspace Studio.

Commissioned by Pattison Onestop, to come up with 30 seconds for the million people who take the public transit system in Canada’s largest city, Laura and John decided on something that would move people emotionally.

I spoke with John Loerchner to hear more about the work, and how they got people into the intimate little “confessionals” aboveground, to participate:

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