- Collective City was founded in June of 2011 by artists Richard Mongiat and Dave Sylvestre. The inspiration for this collection of stories about visual arts collectives in Toronto came from artist Rae Johnson, herself a member of the Chromazone collective of the 1980's. In conversation with Richard at an opening for MOCCA's Chromazone retrospective, she challenged him to think about documenting the stories that came from his era of visaul arts collective activity. Within weeks 25 separate collectives spanning from the late 1980's to present day were commited to a series of video interviews that took place on a soundstage at Humber College. Over the course of two weekends the interviews took place resulting in over 40 hours of footage to review.