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Public High: Artist Michael Awad brings his undulating brand of beauty to the Path

Public High: Artist Michael Awad brings his undulating brand of beauty to the Path
(Image: MAAS Corporation / courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery)

Telus’s shimmery new building at 25 York Street is officially part of the Path system, a conduit for harried nine-to-fivers, but Michael Awad has turned it into a place to dwell. His fantastically distorted panorama of Union Station–bound commuters en pointe, their feet winnowed down and their numbers swelled by a one-minute exposure, records a complicated daily ballet mimicked by the actual office workers coursing through the Telus lobby. Standing under the accompanying pixel matrix, a collaboration with the multimedia artist David Rokeby, is like being inside a gigantic shifting Lite-Brite. Together, the two pieces elegantly reduce time to nothing by speed and movement.

ART Michael Awad The Entire City Project: 25 York Street Telus House Toronto

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