• Artists: Warm Up To Me Collective, Anupa Khemadasa, Tijana Spasic
  • Medium: Interactive Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: Bloor / Yorkville

The phantom of a buried river will transform Christie Pits Park, unearthing voices the city brushes past and offering glimpses into many possible futures.

Location

Christie Pits Park

  • Address: 750 Bloor St. W.
  • Public Washrooms: No
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors
  • Content: Smoke Fog

The Project

Beneath the feet of Torontonians are buried rivers that were paved over as the city was built. What else has this city buried? For one night, the artists will bring Garrison Creek, which runs under Christie Pits Park, back above ground with streams of blue light. Along with this river, voices often unheard in our city will also resurface. Walk into the foggy river and hear the rushing water as it reveals hidden narratives and alternate realities.

The Artists

Warm Up To Me Collective was formed by a desire to connect a city at times separated by economic, social and cultural differences. The group explores boundaries and divisions through communal storytelling and story sharing. Co-founders Anupa Khemadasa and Tijana Spasic have a sensibility for socially active art, informed by their immigrant experiences.

Acknowledgements

Warm Up To Me Collective would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grant program. Gendai Gallery, Jumblies Theatre, Ruth Howard, Jamie Oshkabewisens, Steafan Hannigan and the many interviewees who offered their visions of the future.