Tom Ryaboi Photo Exhibit ReviewOver the weekend I dragged myself to the Canary District Presentation Gallery, located on Front Street, near the Distillery District in Toronto. I wasn't there to buy a condo but to view the small but extraordinary photo exhibit, Cities of the Future, on display by Toronto based photographer Tom Ryaboi.
Known as "Roof Topper", Tom Ryaboi scales skyscrapers to literally sit on the edge of them to capture some amazing cityscape images. I got to see an entirely different and breath taking view of the city.
Included in the exhibit is Aletide, an interactive swing by Italian artists Fabio Giampietro, Ilario Vergani Bassi, and Paolo Di Giacomo. The swing was supposed to allow visitors "to experience the sensation of vertigo without leaving the ground". To try out Aletide, I had to put on headphones, face towards a large video screen and pump my legs and swing on a large wooden swing set. The video started once I started to swing. The higher and faster I swung, the faster the video moved. I felt like I was going through a space age tunnel, with the perspective changing when I swung closer.
|Video grab from Aletide|
Cities of the Future is on display until October 30 and Aletide is running until October 23, 2014. The exhibit is open Monday-Thursday 12pm - 8pm and Saturday-Sunday 12pm- 5pm. Please visit Canary District for more information.
P.s!: This exhibit is open to the public and FREE! Enjoy!