#crazyweather Video Billboard

Sharon Switzer

January and February 2014
Pattison video billboard on Yonge Street, just north of Dundas Square, Toronto
Curated by Claire Sykes

Sharon Switzer has created a version of her ROM project #crazyweather specifically for this giant video billboard in downtown Toronto. The Earth, as seen from space, turns as Tweets commenting on the ‘crazy’ weather being experienced in different parts of the world travel across the screen, appearing and disappearing. The individual comments may seem familiar and anecdotal, even unimportant, yet their cumulative effect can be rather troubling.

This piece tries to make evident the extent to which climate change affects all of our lives, no matter where we live.


Sharon Switzer

Sharon Switzer is a media artist and curator. She has exhibited in Canada and internationally since the early 1990s. For the past seven years her curating has focused on bringing art to urban screens. She is founder of Art for Commuters and is the Arts Programmer and Curator for Pattison Onestop.

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Video: Sharon Switzer’s #crazyweather

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