Mysterious Footprints and Tofu Grip Toronto and Wilmington

The tofu-graffiti mystery
by Ryan Bigge
August 15, 2009

tofu-200I first noticed the strange four-letter word written in black spray paint in Liberty Village, during last year’s Nuit Blanche. On the shins of three concrete plinths near the south end of the Lamport Stadium parking lot, in uppercase letters, was the word TOFU. It was simultaneously funny (what sort of miscreant selects soybean protein as their semiotic weapon?) and enigmatic (how best to respond to such a non-sequitur?) Still, it held my interest, despite having viewed an evening’s worth of competitively creative contemporary art, so I took a quick photograph and forgot about it.

But it turned out that TOFU was not a one-off conceptual prank without a punchline. Continue reading “Mysterious Footprints and Tofu Grip Toronto and Wilmington”