Going places

Saira, Roo, and I went for another walk up the tracks today since it's the weekend (and warm) and we figured that reduces trespassing charge likelihood, as if that's something that would happen in these neglected parts of town. Anyway, the main goal had been to climb up and get a better look at those pipes, so that's the first picture I'll post.

Ten points for anyone who can recognize my shirt in this kinda haggard looking shot. One of the windows on the far side of that building (that's the Viceroy Rubber Factory) had a bulbous window, all deformed from heat or something and discoloured from who-knows-what.

We walked through a graffiti graveyard (as in funerary art). I took this picture just before we got there… Part of me feels like just switching to outdoor art like this but I think I'm probably more into billboard defacement than graffiti. I've been told that many of the billboards in Toronto have been placed illegally, and that the charges that can be laid in the case of altering them are extremely minimal.

Anyway, I've been thinking about hanging an art show, but I sort of want to hang it somewhere unannounced, difficult to find, enigmatic, and potentially in a location that won't be discovered for years. Roo and I busted into the basement of this old place… it was sort of funny because we had to partially remove a window frame (it was already busted up) to get in, but when we finished exploring we found a much easier entrance on the other side (but it's in an actively used lot, so we hadn't seen it earlier).

I'm not even kidding. I'm really inspired about the idea of hanging shows in abandoned factories that won't be found for years, seen only by homeless people seeking shelter, animals, and eventually a wrecking crew… I can already see the whole show in my head, every painting… I just have to make it real.

Well, I'm going to prep an update now… It should get posted later today.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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