Daniel Young
Christian Giroux

Every Building, or Site, that a Building Permit was Issued for a New Building in Toronto in 2006

2008
Young & Giroux's art intervenes upon the material, aesthetic and ideational infrastructures that support systems of industrial manufacture, urban planning, and, in their most recent film project, nation-building. "Every Building"... is one of the artists' most widely known works that, as the title plainly suggests, documents in a film loop all non-residential building permits issued by the city of Toronto in 2006. Without commentary on the state of development and mass design, the artists allow the images to speak for themselves. They write: "this silent presentation forms an image of our current urban modernity, as well as a struggle with our own models of urban and architectural critique."
Title
Every Building, or Site, that a Building Permit was Issued for a New Building in Toronto in 2006
Date
2008
Medium
Time-Based Media
Materials
high-definition video, 13 minutes, no sound
Nationality
Canadian; Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2012
Accession number
45532