Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dave Dyment | 440 Unwin Ave

Dave Dyment
440 Unwin Ave
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 2018
Edition of 5

From Stop Me If You've Heard It: a nine-and-a-half minute long video comprised entirely of clips from film and television productions that were shot at the disused Hearn Generating Station in the east end of Toronto (Robocop, Red, Resident Evil, Heroes, Saw II, The Strain, 12 Monkeys, etc. etc.).

Built in 1951 and decommissioned in the eighties, the building encompasses 650 thousand cubic metres of space and features a 700 foot tall smokestack (the largest chimney in Canada and still possibly one of the ten tallest structures in the country).

The similar stories found in the clips (a hostage, a storming of the gates, a shoot out, a retreat) are edited into a singular narrative, scored with songs from the originals. Twenty-four productions were used in total.

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