In June 2015, local and international audiences were taken on a journey through the streets of Toronto by a local cast of actors for a unique interactive film experience, My One Demand as part of Luminato Festival.

Created by Brighton artist collective Blast Theory, responsible for internationally renowned projects that explore new forms of performance and interactive art, My One Demand allowed audiences to view and interact live with the action in a hosted venue or online.

Screened for three nights at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in downtown Toronto, the project also included a series of intimate Community Screenings in inner suburban communities across Toronto, such as North York, Etobicoke and East End/Scarborough. These community screenings provided access to the project in under-served communities outside of the downtown core.

Narrated by acclaimed Canadian actor and narrator Maggie Huculak, audiences were able to interact live with the film in response to a series of questions that explored some of the themes explored in the work. Opening with a baby held in her mother’s arms outside Toronto General Hospital, the film followed seven actors as they wandered the city of Toronto.


Want to learn more about Blast Theory’s approach? Ju Row Farr, artist and co-founder of Blast Theory, discusses the project My One Demand in the podcast Art and Collectivity: A conversation with Blast Theory, produced by the Walrus. 

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