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Tel-Talk Documentation - Lansdowne Light Box - Dupont St at Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON

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Dyan Marie: Lansdowne Light Box, photo documentation of outdoor interventive installation, ongoing until July 14, 2012

Dyan Marie read a site-specific piece of poetry on Saturday, May 12 at 2 pm inside the Coffee Time as part of her art intervention. Click to read it for yourself: Change The Colour

Lansdowne Light Box transforms a phone booth into a lighthouse and listening station. It recalls the stain glass windows of local demolished churches—places where people came to hear stories and quietly put words of their own into prayer.

Phone booths are disappearing and the Bell Telephone logo will disappear from story telling on street corners. Bell relocated their public signature to the Bell Lightbox, home of TIFF, a public space to quietly consume stories in film.

The installation in the phone booth, manifested in various shades of colour, comments on changing forms of communication ( and miscommunication) as well as the comforts, dysfunctions and needs addressed in acts of story telling.

Lansdowne Light Box is located in the phone both at the corner of Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue. The rapidly changing intersection is the site of an industrial rise, fall, decay and aggressive re-development process. The nominal centre of this whirlwind of urban evolution is a long-established Coffee Time drive-in restaurant. Coffee Time’s outdoor public telephone is the site of this project.

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