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It’s All Right Now
June 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Wed July 1st 2020
This is an online event!
When entire communities, cities, or nations are tested, specific symbols and slogans tend to emerge as points of connection or collective rallying cries. The repeated chorus that “we’re all in this together” offers comfort in unity, but doesn’t necessarily reflect the spectrum of experiences, sentiments, and thoughts that we each hold. Twenty Toronto-based artists were commissioned to respond to a simple inquiry: “What words are you living by?” The artists each created powerful textual responses in their own visual styles that, together, speak to the diversity and multiplicities of this complex moment: hopeful, fearful, forward-looking, introspective, joyful, even rousing.
It’s All Right Now manifests first on generously-donated digital billboards across the city (including along the Gardiner Expressway and at Yonge-Dundas Square). Sites that had, in “the before”, been platforms for consumer marketing, and just weeks ago used to share mass directives on public health safety and social distancing guidelines, are re-tuned for a newly honest and artist-driven dialogue. For the weeks to come, this will project will continue to roll out on Toronto’s streets, walls, civic landmarks, and digital public spaces, and along the Waterfront and The Bentway itself; claiming the city itself as a canvas and reaffirming the importance of the public realm. We hope that you too will add your voice to It’s All Right Now by joining us in building a collective time capsule via ItsAllRightNow.ca and #ItsAllRightNow. Let’s not forget this experience; let’s confront and capture it.
How to participate:
Go to ItsAllRightNow.ca