Exhibition at the City of Toronto Archives

September - December 2017  |  March - August 2018

Elizabeth Street Animation

Southwest corner of Elizabeth and Louisa Streets (New Registry Office site), May 15, 1912, Arthur Goss, Fonds 1231, Item 1846, City of Toronto Archives

The 1912 image pictures the corner of Louisa and Elizabeth Streets that would have been situated where Toronto’s “new” City Hall sits today. Children appear almost randomly on the street (and, in fact, in many of his street photographs), raising questions about Goss’ approach. Since he used a cumbersome view camera, exposing one plate at a time, these children would almost certainly have been allowed to remain in the photograph and, in fact, would likely have been told to hold still, given the not particularly fast film speeds available in the early 20th century.

 

- Vid Ingelevics, On Animating Arthur Goss' Historical Photographs  

2.5 D Production, Editing: Mary Anderson and Vid Ingelevics

Sound: Nicholas Dywelska

SOUNDSCAPE – ELIZABETH STREET ANIMATION

 

 

INSTRUMENTS

Hammond S Series Chord Organ

Upright Bass
Korg MS20
Pine Train Whistle
Pine Bird Whistle
Wine Glass
Jewelry Box

 

FIELD RECORDINGS

Saint Helen Separate School

St. Lawrence Market

Toronto Island Ferry Terminal

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

Sunnyside Park

Children and the City - The City and its Children

ADRIENNE CHAMBON

On Animating Arthur Goss' Historical Photograph

VID INGELEVICS

Threshold Photographs, Verges, Entry Points

JULIA WINCKLER