Exhibition at the City of Toronto Archives

September - December 2017  |  March - August 2018

Elizabeth Street Playground Animation

Elizabeth St. playground, demonstration day, August 21, 1913, Arthur Goss, Series 372, Subseries 52, Item 72, City of Toronto Archives

The1913 image of the demonstration day at the new Elizabeth Street playground is an epic image that offers a sweeping view of hundreds of adults and children, dressed for the most part in their best, playing or watching various organized activities. Interestingly, even in this image, in the midst of the seeming spontaneity captured by the image, there are three young girls clearly aware of being photographed by Goss standing together and looking back at him (and, by extension, back at us from the past).

 

- Vid Ingelevics, On Animating Arthur Goss' Historical Photographs  

2.5 D Production, Editing: Mary Anderson and Vid Ingelevics

Sound: Nicholas Dywelska

SOUNDSCAPE – ELIZABETH STREET PLAYGROUND 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

On Animating Arthur Goss' Historical Photograph

VID INGELEVICS