Ped.Toronto: Koffler Gallery Summer Opening Reception

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The PED Collective – Millie Chen, Andrew Johnson, Joan Linder, Warren Quigley, Paul Vanouse – is a full service organization slated to inform, entertain and educate through a range of site-specific bicycle tours designed to reveal layers of a city’s life. Engaging a spectrum of professional and amateur narrators to populate audio tracks delivered via bicycle-mounted speakers, PED re-imagines and transforms our experiences of familiar streetscapes.

The Canadian-American collective has now created three audio bike tours through Toronto’s West Queen West area that examine the city’s shifting identities, multi-faceted realities and imagined potentials. "Toronto the Good" incorporates literary and filmic references, "Toronto the Better" focuses on the current streetscape and local culture around the Koffler Gallery neighbourhood, and "Toronto the Best" channels science fiction into a call to action.

Bike tours are available to anyone wishing to ride; bicycles are borrowed and returned free of charge. *Government issued photo ID and deposit required*

Converted into the PED Station and Museum, the Gallery becomes a bicycle terminal and information hub with multimedia displays featuring a retrospective of past PED projects and a live feed observation centre that extends the outdoor experience and interactive engagement with the city.

SUMMER OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 6–9 PM

EXHIBITION: June 23 to August 21, 2016
Koffler Gallery | Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
Curator: Mona Filip

PED.Toronto is generously supported by Curbside Cycle.

Full details: http://kofflerarts.org/exhibitions/2016/03/16/ped-toronto/

Image: PED Collective, PED.Rio, 2007.
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By: Koffler Centre of the Arts

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