lightbridge

lightbridge at the Puente de Luz (rendering), 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00am

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project with alumna Sarah Keenlyside

Nathan Whitford - Toronto, Canada
Konstantinos Mavromichalis - London, UK
John Farah - Toronto, Canada
Sarah Keenlyside - Toronto, Canada

We see that space and time are intertwined. We cannot look out into space without looking back into time – Carl Sagan, Astronomer

lightbridge is a light and sound installation inspired by the notion that light is a bridge connecting the earth and the stars, through space, and in time.

Through an expansive enclosure of LED lights and a hypnotic musical score, lightbridge transforms a 250 ft pedestrian bridge into a kind of hyperspace tunnel.

As the viewer travels across the bridge, the lights shift and change as one loop of music harmoniously blends into the next. The only way for the viewer to fully experience the installation is to move through it.

Light artists Urban Visuals team up with art/film producer Sarah Keenlyside and composer John Kameel Farah in this light and sound collaboration.

lightbridge at the Puente de Luz (rendering), 2013

 

www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1264

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Puente de Luz Front Street West & Portland Street Toronto, Ontario

Fly By Night

Broken City Lab, 2012
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00am

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project with alumni Chiho Tokita, Brian Donnelly and Stephen Seguin

Alexa Hainsworth - Saskatoon, Canada
Amy Ash - Brixton, UK
Chiho Tokita - Toronto, Canada
Brian Donnelly - Toronto, Canada
Theater Brouhaha - Toronto, Canada
The Directors Collective - Toronto, Canada
Debbie Danbrook - Toronto, Canada
Ebonnie Hollenbeck - Toronto, Canada
Jessica Runge - Toronto, Canada
Sonia Tyagi - Toronto, Canada
Vera Greenwood - Cantley, Canada
Stephen Seguin - Toronto, Canada
Analog Analogue

Fly By Night features installations, performance, sculptural works, painting, photography, and projections.

The Gladstone's Fly By Night exhibit brings together the raucous creations of makers from all disciplines. Temporary and site-specific installations by dozens of artists, designers and performers are showcased throughout the hotel in this 12-hour tour-de-force exhibition. The installations offer a uniquely participatory and interactive experience that engages all audiences.

The Gladstone's Fly By Night exhibit brings together the raucous creations of makers from all disciplines for an immersive & participatory experience.

Broken City Lab, 2012

 

www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1242

 

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario

A Collective Nightmare

Simulated Projection, 1929/2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00am

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project with alumna JoAnn Purcell

JoAnn Purcell - Toronto, Canada
Seneca College - School of Creative Arts and Animation - Toronto, Canada

Public viewers are invited to participate in the remaking of a segment from the short film by director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí, “Un Chien Andalou” (1929). Students will provide the basic structure by redrawing the frame in B+W as it is projected onto large format paper. The public will be invited to participate using colour markers to draw and write their own reactions to the sequence and nightmares in general, perhaps to cathartic effect! These redrawn composites will be photographed and each put into a sequential timeline. As the night progresses, the growing timeline will be viewed on a large TV. As the remade film segment is played back, the collective nightmares blur together over the re-drawn sequence! A second TV will show the original film (17 min) in its entirety, looped.

JoAnn Purcell, Program Coordinator of Illustration at Seneca College and partner at ACME Pictures will be working with students on this project.

Schedule
Every 18 minutes one second of the film frame will be projected onto large format paper. The public is invited to draw and write for as many frames as they would like. All marks made are acceptable and become part of the final work. Played back at real time, the marks will all blur in a mass of colour. After the event, the film will be viewable on it's website.

Simulated Projection, 1929/2013

 

www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1284

 

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario

Postcards From The Future

Rendered image of Alex McLeod's work
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00am

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project featuring OCAD U alumnus, Alex McLeod

Postcards from the Future is a series of interconnected installations and performances, outside on the façade of the Drake Hotel and throughout the venues inside. From visual art installations and live music to surprise performances, the show will take audiences through artists’ visions of the future.

Postcards From the Future, 2013

 

www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1241

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
The Drake Hotel 1150 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario

Take a Penny

Image of a Canadian penny
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00am

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project with work by OCAD U alumna, Marian Wihak

Marian Wihak - Toronto, Canada
Martha Griffith - Toronto, Canada

Things depart and something else is left behind, a trace, a memory of both its absence and also what its presence had meant.

In the case of the fast-fading penny, relationships both personal and collectively shared come to mind; loafers that will no longer be adorned by them; drugstore candy that can no longer be bought with one; purposeful and helpful jars that used to be full of them until cashed in for a few crisp bills. Like one’s omniscient little pal, a progressively ignored member of our national currency family, cute and charming yet no one’s fool… it was always there for us, jangling the bottom of our pockets, clogging up the fountains, cluttering up our cash registers, ever engaged in widely inventive modes of exchange. Take a penny, leave a penny. We are on the cusp of a new age.... Penniless.

Interdisciplinary artists Griffith and Wihak create installations that engage participants in reflections about time and what is left behind.

Take a Penny, 2013

 

416-805-5049

 

www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1255

Free

Venue & Address: 
Scotiabank Plaza 40 King Street West Toronto, Ontario

Convergence - South

William Lyon Mackenzie at Yonge and Dundas, animation still, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00am

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project with work by faculty member, Rae Johnson

Art Science Collective Canada

Elizabeth Greisman - Toronto, Canada
Rae Johnson - Toronto, Canada
Lynn Connell - Toronto, Canada

Art, science and history of Toronto converge with the interpretation, synergy and light of multidisciplinary artists. Architectural details, the printed word, personal histories of the inhabitants of Mackenzie Museum and Bond Street create a stunning convergence for audiences who walk the modern day and historic paths of intensely urbane, alive yet hidden Bond Street.

This project is paired with Convergence North at Spadina House Museum.

Convergence South will concentrate their thematic historical interpretations of Mackenzie House and of Bond Street, the architecture and lives within.

William Lyon Mackenzie at Yonge and Dundas, animation still, 2013
Photo: Rae Johnson

 

416-392-6915

 

www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1283

Free

Venue & Address: 
Mackenzie House Museum 82 Bond Street Toronto, Ontario

Indicator

Indicator, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00am

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project with work by OCAD U alumnus, Gareth Bate

401 Richmond - Gareth Bate Art Projects

Karen Abel - Toronto, Canada
Jessica Marion Barr - Toronto, Canada
Gareth Bate - Toronto, Canada

Birds, bats, bees. Indicator species signal the deteriorated state of ecosystems, warning us when our environs are in trouble. Three elegiac installations investigate the concept of biological indicators and the suffering of wildlife due to habitat destruction, climate change, and environmental contamination. A rain cloud of bird bones and a chandelier inhabited by crystalline cast-sugar bats float in the gallery space, encircled by a ghostly amphitheatre-like wall mural of the ancient Roman Coliseum hand drawn with liquid honey. A sound installation layering the calls and sounds of these animals pervades the ecological arena. Visitors will be embedded and implicated in the disastrous results of the global incursion of human ‘empire’, as manifested in our ailing ‘indicator’ species.

Sharing interests in ecological issues and unusual materials, the artists are creating installations that resonate concerns about species decline.

Indicator, 2013

 

www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1248

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Studio S-17 401 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario

BUILT FOR ART presents Practice Practice

BUILT FOR ART presents Practice Practice
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 9:30pm

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project with alumni Camille Turner, Kalyna Pidwerbesky and David Blackwood

Curatored by: Alice Dixon + Evan Tyler
Produced by: Urbanspace Property Group + Erin MacKeen

To carry out, to train, to repeat. People are
practicing every day at 401 Richmond; putting
ideas into action. People practice their art, their trade, their talent, their passion. As well, many studios in 401 are devoted to teaching new skills and presenting new ideas. This year’s Built for Art seeks to honour this important aspect of life at 401 Richmond.

 

www.401richmond.net/events/builtforart13.cfm

 

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Studio S-17 401 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario

GATHER Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at OCAD U

Marc De Pape, The Chime: Scoring the City, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:45pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00pm

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project

Marc De Pape: http://marcdepape.net
Shannon Gerard: http://carlwagan.tumblr.com/
Annyen Lam: http://annyenlam.com/
Relay Studio: http://relaystudio.com/
Christine Swintak
Curated by Marissa Neave: http://www.marissaneave.com/

Teacher and writer John Mohawk, in the book Original Instructions, describes nature as “everything that supports life on the planet.” This spacious definition of nature is a powerful statement that allows for cultural production to be considered within a broader ecology where people—and what they create—are a part of nature as well. Gather explores these conceptual possibilities by bringing together works that collapse the commonly held perception that culture somehow exists separately from nature, while emphasizing the emergent social relationships that are nurtured by various environments. Anchored by a network of sculptural, kinetic and data-driven works that invite the audience to assemble, congregate and interact, Gather playfully complicates the ways that we, as natural objects and cultural subjects, can consider our own roles in a world where the natural and the urban overlap, blend and coexist. In order to emphasize the ecological properties of cultural production, additional roving projects, responding to the real-time events of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at OCAD University, will contribute a spontaneous, performative and durational element. Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is the perfect catalyst for the blurring, shifting and transforming of social, cultural and artistic boundaries; Gather attempts to explore these ever-changing relationships by emphasizing collaboration, experience and play.

Marc De Pape is a creative technologist, an artist/designer/thinker with a Master's in Design in Digital Futures from OCAD University and a BFA in Digital Image and Sound in the Fine Arts from Concordia University. Between his undergrad degree and his Master's, Marc worked at the Royal Ontario Museum as an audio/video producer while also freelancing as a director/editor primarily for music videos. Previously, he also played in Reverie Sound Revue, where he wrote and produced the band’s 2009 full-length release. While much of his skill set resides in media production, his greater interests lie in the realm of urbanism and situated technologies and how they relate to everyday routines. In essence, duration is his primary material, still relying heavily on media production. His studies however, infuse the work with greater meaning.

Shannon Gerard practice spans a variety of media. She writes and draws books, crochets, makes prints and produces large-scale installations incorporating stop-motion animation and wheat paste. Her work with public projects such as The Carl Wagan Bookmobile and Mountain School Bookhouse employs play as a strategy for walking the line between studio practice and pedagogy. Shannon is a principal collaborator at The Book Bakery (Publication Studio Toronto) and an Assistant Professor in Publications and Print Media at OCAD University.

Annyen Lam is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice includes lithography, book arts and paper-cutting. Drawing inspiration from the primordial world, weather patterns and maps, her latest works have been large-scale installations using paper to create fictitious landscapes. Through her work, she addresses themes of displacement, isolation, permanence and co-existence. A recent graduate of OCAD University with a specialization in Printmaking, Lam currently resides in Toronto. She has participated in exhibitions and print exchanges in Toronto, Ottawa, Japan, Russia and Venezuela.

Relay Studio: creates software experiences for things and places to ask questions about being human. The Studio is a collaboration among Andrew Lovett-Barron, Eliot Callahan, Adam Carlucci and Nick Crampton.

Christine Swintak is a Canadian artist working in variety of media including site-responsive sculpture, installation, performance and video. Approaching the world as her studio, her projects have included moving almost an entire house by hand without the aid of machinery, creating the most banal rollercoaster ever made in the head office of an energy drink corporation, building a full-size ship through collective improvisation, running an election party campaign for the Irish underworld, transforming a city-issued dumpster into a fully-operational luxury boutique hotel and attempting to give a shed consciousness. She has exhibited at galleries, festivals and museums across Canada and internationally, including The Power Plant (Toronto), Kuandu Museum of Modern Art (Taipei), Hessel Museum (New York), HMK Mariakapel (Holland), Model Niland (Ireland), YYZ Artist’s Outlet (Toronto) and Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). In the past few years she has been awarded the Canada Council International Residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, a fellowship at the Headlands Centre for the Arts, Alumni New Works Award in partnership with USA Projects and a Chalmers Fellowship from the Ontario Arts Council.

Gather is an Independent Project funded by OCAD University. The complete program for the evening is available on the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche website.

Material Sponsor – Above Ground Art Supplies

Marc De Pape, The Chime: Scoring the City, 2013

 

www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/2012/curators/

 

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Butterfield Park 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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