“Being on Time” (an exhibition of twelve site-specific installations). A Public Access Collective Project, Central Technical High School, Toronto.
3 November – 14 December 2000
Being on Time was an extensive public art project by the Public Access Collective which brought ten professional artists into a working relationship with students from Central Technical High School in downtown Toronto for a period of six weeks. With the intention of provoking a timely discussion around the themes of technology, time, art and education, installations were devised exclusively for the school’s Art Centre building. Conceived as additions to the existing architecture, the installations lived unobtrusively among the student works which permanently adorn the walls, seamlessly occupying washrooms, hallways, lockers and even creeping into the sacrosanct domain of the teachers’ lounge. The commissioned artists were James Carl, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, John Greyson, Mike MacDonald, Kelly Mark, Michael Snow, Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak, Ho Tam.