Œuvre d'art public

(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

Chris Curreri, (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, 2006
Emplacement:
Baldwin , Toronto, ON, Canada
Créateur(s) de l'œuvre: 
Curreri, Chris
Text author(s): 
Presley, Elvis
Collaborateur(s): 
Collaboration avec les résidents sur la rue Baldwin Street, Toronto
Année d'installation: 
2006
Remarques sur l’emplacement: 

Côté sud de la rue Baldwin, niveau entre les rues Beverly (à l’Ouest) et McCaul (à l’Est). Installée dans les fenêtres d’édifices.

Description: 

Écriture en néon placée dans des vitrines de maison ou de magasin.

Texte de l'oeuvre: 

FORGET ME NEVER
IF YOU LOVE ME LET ME KNOW
  LET ME BE THERE
LET ME BE YOUR TEDDY BEAR
  PLEASE DON’T STOP LOVING ME
THERE'S ALWAYS ME
TREAT ME NICE

Thème de l’œuvre: 
Amour, désir, romance
History: 
Festival Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON, du samedi 30 septembre au matin du 1er octobre 2006
Date(s) de l'événement: 
2006
Note(s): 

The charm of Toronto's Baldwin Street life, with its mix of small businesses and private residences, has uniquely personal feel effusing a sense of people's lives rather than being overwhelmed by commerce or consuming. Through an installation of sweet messages, in collaboration with the residents of Baldwin Street, artist Chris Curreri captured a sense of the personal while recognizing the commercial aspects of the area. Viewed only from the street, as one walked along Baldwin, passersby were treated to a neon love poem glowing from above. All Elvis Presley song titles, the glowing text anonymously announced itself from the second floor windows of Baldwin Street residential homes. The signs declared a kind of romantic longing for all its viewers, but remained unreachable, inanimate, and incapable of receiving response.

 

Source: Scotiablank Nuit Blanche 2006 (2006). Nuit Blanche.
http://www.ccca.ca/nuitblanche/nuitblanche2006/artists/b2.html