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Contemporary Video Installation Features Public Internet Images of the ROM

TORONTO.- Online social media, photography and their impact on one’s perception of reality come together in the new site-specific video-sculpture Creative Commons, presented by the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), as part of this year’s Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Guillaume Cailleau uses 18 TV monitors to create a kinetic collage of images of the ROM that were drawn from thousands of free-to-use photographs available on the Internet. Creative Commons will be on display free of charge in the ROM’s Spirit House in the Lee-Chin Crystal from May 1 to 31, 2010. The installation is a video-sculpture constructed with approximately 18 television monitors, referencing the shape of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. Each monitor shows a different video loop lasting 3 to 5 minutes. Each loop consists of free-to-use photographs of the ROM downl