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Remove from my nightPerformance Anxiety Map # 1Ocean, Toronto City Hall (Rotunda)100 Queen Street West Kinetic Sculpture
Transforming the Rotunda of City Hall, Ocean is a constantly-changing canopy of recycled textiles from H&M's Garment Collecting Initiative that evokes vast, unstable forces where brilliant bursts of light alternate with intense waves of immersive sound.
Remove from my nightPerformance Anxiety Map # 2Death of the Sun, Nathan Phillips Square100 Queen Street West Kinetic Sculpture
Experience the sun through its life cycle. A deeply personal and highly evocative meditation on human mortality and people's individual place in the universe, this installation portrays the death of the star that sustains us.
Remove from my nightPerformance Anxiety Map # 3Pneuma , Nathan Phillips Square100 Queen Street West Video Installation
Pneuma is a journey of spirit through birth,it is rumination on time and sacred knowledge mediated by the body. It touches on the universal fear of the future unknown and the post-life plane into which we will, inevitably, venture.
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 4New Project, AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario317 Dundas Street West (Walker Court) Performance Art
World-renowned multi-disciplinary artist Rebecca Belmore will enact a new durationalperformance in Walker Court at the AGO. This performance also kicks off the AGO’s Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries Live Performance series.
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 5The Merging, OCAD University100 McCaul Street (Project includes a large scale outdoor installation and a second indoor component involving the original painting and augmented reality through a downloadable app.) Interactive Installation
A large-scale mural depicting multiple interconnected spaces, inhabited by various figures in motion and inspired by the findings of two of Toronto's prominent historic figures: philosopher Marshall McLuhan and mathematician Donald Coxeter.
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 6Utopia’s Ghost (Fallen Flags), John Street & Stephanie Street Installation
A carpet of flags from revolutionary movements in Latin America challenges perspectives of history. It confronts the political realities of a Utopian dream and the ideals of freedom, as represented by the groups who fought beneath these fallen colours.
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 7Waiting, QRC West134 Peter Street Film Installation
Drawing on the shapes and shadows of film noir, two films capture the creeping discomfort of a woman as she waits.Screened simultaneously, the films are accompanied by a haunting elemental piano score composed by Sebastiaan Roestenburg, played live.
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 8A Public Memorial, Michael's Front Window142 John Street (smaller versions of the retro-reflective posters located throughout the exhibition area.) Installation
Strike a pose in a silhouetted sculpture garden. A billboard printed in retro-reflective material hints at a ghostly image of a Toronto park. When photographed with flash, the image transposes for a split second into to crisp black and white detail.
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 9Lies, Artscape Sandbox301 Adelaide Street West Performance Art
An interactive performance during which 365 questions on different topics are asked and answered. Drawing on personal history as a starting point, Maria José Arjona builds a dialogue with the audience that could be fictional or could be truth.
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 10Scenes of Failure, 19 Duncan Street Video Installation
A large-scale outdoor projection of a short animated film telling the story of Enrique Marty's nephew Luis, who dreams of moving to Toronto. Accompanied by an exhibition of the 800 watercolour paintings that make up the individual cells of the animation.
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 11Meet Me in the Glass House, Metro Hall plaza55 John Street Video Installation
An immersive video installation exploring the idea of 'genetic memory' – that we are born with memories, imprinted like our DNA. Looking into the universe that exists within a human being, the project investigates our unbreakable connection to the past.
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 12The Museum of Broken Watches, Metro Hall55 John Street Installation
A museum of 720 stopped analog timepieces, this collection simultaneously functions as a working digital public clock. Download the companion app under the LEARN MORE tab and use it to time your night at Nuit Blanche (iPhone compatible).
Remove from my nightThe possibility of everything Map # 13100 Plastic Containers for Human Corpses, Wellington Street West & John Street Installation
A flatbed truck stacked with seemingly innocuous boxes, which are in fact grave liners. Ordinary in appearance, these or 'FEMA coffins' could be evidence of a government conspiracy or simply a subtle reminder of our complex relationship with death.
Remove from my nightThe Night Circus Map # 14Transfiguration, Campbell House Museum160 Queen Street West Video Installation
Black and white figures slowly emerge from the dark passing through a transparent veil of water into the light as the camera shifts seamlessly to digital, recording their gasping reaction in colour. They then return to the dark via the water threshold.
Remove from my nightThe Night Circus Map # 15Vertigo Sea, The Design Exchange Trading Floor234 Bay Street Video Installation
This immersive much talked-about three-screen film prompts a reshuffling of times and places. It is a sublime, poetic meditation on man's relationship with the ocean and exploration of its role in the history of slavery, migration and conflict.
Remove from my nightThe Night Circus Map # 16Literature vs. Traffic, Hagerman St & Elizabeth St Interactive Installation
Transforming the street into a river of lit books, this installation celebrates the power & texture of paper books in a digital age. During the final hours, the donated books from Salvation Army can be claimed by anyone, thus the project recycles itself.
Remove from my nightThe Night Circus Map # 17Hand-held, Church of the Holy Trinity19 Trinity Square Interactive Installation
The work occupies space in the manner of a sculpture, but is initially invisible. Once you, the audience, extend your hands and move around, the secret life of the sculpture is revealed – images of objects appear on your skin, while releasing sounds.
Remove from my nightThe Night Circus Map # 18Asalto Toronto, Union Station65 Front Street West Video Installation
This project is the result of a participatory performance where the public crawls over a green screen surface. It engages individuals as both participants and spectators and symbolically releases fantasies of overcoming imposed obstacles.
Remove from my nightThe Night Circus Map # 19The Body Behind the Body, Design Exchange Exhibition Hall234 Bay Street (Third Floor) Video Installation
Angelo Musco weaves millions of human bodies into primal and archetypical images, affecting the viewers both consciously and subconsciously. The immersive experience places the audience at the centre to engage and be transformed by its aggregative power.
Remove from my nightThe Night Circus Map # 20Fallen Water – Niagara Escarpment, Brookfield Place181 Bay Street Video Installation
Featuring dozens of televisions arranged into the shape of a towering waterfall and accompanying river, the water will appear as a constant flow in pink, orange and yellow moving downriver from screen to screen, referencing the origins of Lake Ontario.
Remove from my nightThe Night Circus Map # 21Everyone Thinks the Same Thought , Commerce Court199 Bay Street Interactive Installation
You are invited inside a glowing architectural installation ruled by collective thinking. Surrounded by light, video and sound, you will be lulled into sharing a single thought that changes every few minutes, thus becoming more 'we' than 'me.'
Remove from my nightThe Night Circus Map # 22Eunoia II, First Canadian Place100 King Street West (Enter the lobby from Bay Street) Interactive Installation
The artist invites the audience to wear brainwave headsets to create audio-visualizations by manifesting their states of mind as sound and water ripples in the plates mounted atop 48 speakers. Peggy Baker will perform during the first half of the night.
Remove from my nightBefore Day Break Map # 24Ascension, 33 Harbour Square Olfactory installation
Julie C. Fortier proposes an olfactory landscape of the Toronto sky. Fabricated from molecules associated with a palette of colours, the fragrances created will be diffused along an urban passage.
Remove from my nightBefore Day Break Map # 26Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, Harbour Square Park East25 Queens Quay West Film Installation
A Northern sky devoted to nature where the stars are no longer aligned with the land is projected on a Southern sky dominated with office towers, where the stars are replaced by shining corporate logos.
Remove from my nightBefore Day Break Map # 27The Ghost of Modernity, lixiviados, Harbour Square Park West25 Queens Quay West (Accessible via Harbour Square, southern extension of York St.) Video Installation
Filmed on a deserted plateau in Mexico, this video introduces a world of contrasts between North and South, rich and poor. It choreographs a Plexiglas cube dancing in a garbage dump over-flown by vultures.
Remove from my nightBefore Day Break Map # 28Acadèmia dels Desconfiats (Academy of the Distrustful), Showboat Royal Grace, Mariposa Cruises207 Queens Quay West (Access boat via pier south of Queens Quay Terminal) Installation, Photography and related media
In a boat, seen as a metaphor for knowledge navigation video, objects, images and documents are displayed, showing the sky as a fantasy territory, which challenges the realms of truth.
Remove from my nightBefore Day Break Map # 29Espace du silence, special edition for the Nuit Blanche de Toronto, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (exterior)231 Queens Quay West two synchronized projection videos, 30 minutes
Projected on an oversized screen on the façade of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, this fascinating film oscillates between nature and abstraction, between still-life and landscape. The ambient soundtrack produces a hypnotic experience.
Remove from my nightBefore Day Break Map # 30Silent Dedication, Harbourfront Centre Theatre235 Queens Quay West 16 mm black and white looped film, 2:45 min.
This silent black and white film Silent Dedication features a Deaf woman as deity, translating into her native sign language a dedication written by the artist.
Remove from my nightBefore Day Break Map # 31Electrosmog Toronto, The Brigantine Room235 Queens Quay West (Accessed via main entrance to Harbourfront Centre's Main Building.) Video projection and Performance
Jean-Pierre Aubé deploys his DIY radio gear on the Toronto waterfront. He will be collecting, documenting and recording radiofrequencies, revealing thousands of emissions from personal communications systems, security, commercial beacons and satellites.
Remove from my nightBefore Day Break Map # 32October Sky, Harbourfront Centre Main Building, Bill Boyle Artport, West Side235 Queens Quay West Dance
A dozen dancers from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre gravitate like stars around two protagonists engaged in a lengthy cosmic ritual. The constellations come together and break apart in this fascinating duet.
Remove from my nightBefore Day Break Map # 33Pas de deux pas de, Harbourfront Centre, Ann Tindal Park235 Queens Quay West Choreographic duet for spotlights based on a free interpretation of a choreographic score of Swan Lake, Act III, Choreography Ivanoff – Petipa – Sergejew
Human-size spotlights light up, present themselves, avoid and synchronize with each other, or not, attempting to interpret an endless love duet and pas de deux, throughout the night.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 34BEAUTY VS. THE WORLD, Cloud Gardens14 Temperance Street Light Installation
Through an immersive series of contemporary text-based light works, the Shiseido view of beauty is celebrated with the words & art of Robert Montgomery. Blending language & light Montgomery creates translucent poetry. Beauty is Empathy. Love is a verb.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 35Phat Free , Union Station, West Wing65 Front Street West Video Installation
Experience darkness with an unidentified, metallic percussive sound. The artist then appears kicking a metal bucket down a New York City street at night. The gesture allows for multiple interpretations, referring to "kick the can" or "kicking the bucket."
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 36Slow Angle Walk (Beckett Walk), Union Station, West Wing65 Front Street West Video Installation
Inspired by works of Samuel Beckett, Bruce Nauman performed laborious movements videotaped sideways, and appears to defy gravity. As the protagonist, Nauman has used his body as an expressive instrument in motion and gesture to comment on human condition.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 37The Rainbow Serpent, 361 University Avenue (Between Osgoode Hall and the University Avenue Courthouse) Kinetic Sculpture
The Rainbow Serpent is the traditional Water Spirit of the Australian Aboriginal people in a place called “Gondwanaland”. It is a shared myth across many tribes, see what Toronto’s Rainbow Serpent thinks of the former rivers and tributaries of the City.
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Urbanspace Property GroupBuilt for Art: A Secret Garden, 401 Richmond401 Richmond Street West (Accessible entrances off Richmond Street and at Richmond Street/Spadina Avenue.), (416) 595-5900 A heritage building filled with a vibrant mix of installations, performances, tenant-gallery exhibitions and more!
401 Richmond is a one-stop high-energy artistic experience, representing a synergy between on-site galleries, tenant artists, and the broader arts community - all under one roof!
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Aga Khan Museum, Aga Khan Park & Ismaili Center TorontoSensational Words, Aga Khan Museum, Aga Khan Park & Ismaili Centre Toronto49 Wynford Drive Interactive Installation
A showcase of inspirational architecture and programs that express a commitment to pluralism and cultural diversity, with a program exploring the power of words in the digital age.
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Art Gallery of OntarioLegacy, Art Gallery of Ontario317 Dundas Street West Installation
Animated GIFs of iconic, black cultural figures from across time invite visitors to see the AGO’s collection in new and unexpected ways.
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Artscape YoungplaceYonder, Artscape Youngplace/Koffler Gallery180 Shaw Street (Accessible by TTC from Queen and Dundas street cars, and 63 Ossington bus southbound from Ossington subway station.) Installation
Yonder on display in the Koffler as well as all 3 Hallway Galleries. Exploring themes of inter-cultural translation, displacement and identity construction, this exhibition brings together a group of artists whose works examine the immigrant condition.
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The DrakePortals, The Drake Hotel1150 Queen Street West (Patio), (416) 531-5042 Light Installation
This monumental light sculpture is an environment guests can walk through and explore. Made from hundreds of two gallon plastic buckets and lit from within, challenging our notions of reality and inspiring guests to consider the potential in all things.
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The DrakeWhite Line, Drake One Fifty150 York Street (Patio), (416) 363-6150 Light Installation
This monumental light sculpture that is like an epic ribbon, twisting and turning for most of a city block. Made from hundreds of 2 gallon plastic buckets and lit from within, it is an environment guests can walk through and explore.
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Gardiner MuseumBleue et Blanche, Gardiner Museum111 Queen's Park, (416) 586-8080 Open Admission
Explore the Museum's renowned collections, including pottery from the ancient Americas and cutting-edge contemporary works. See the recently renovated European porcelain galleries, featuring a sumptuous recreation of an 18th-century English dessert table.
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The Gladstone HotelFly By Night, The Gladstone Hotel1214 Queen Street WestGladstone Ave & Queen Street West (Corner of Gladstone Ave and Queen Street West. All Venue spaces accessible from Queen Street lobby south entrance. Wheelchair ramp via Queen Street into hotel's Melody Bar south entrance. Staff-operated Elevator for access to 2nd floor Installations.) Installation
The Gladstone Hotel is pleased to present Fly By Night 2016 during Nuit Blanche Toronto.Guests will experience the visual, experiential, and participatory in the Gladstone including installations on the 2nd floor, a Video Dance Party, Karaoke and more!
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 47
Harbourfront CentreStories We Tell, Harbourfront Centre235 Queens Quay West (Main Building (Bill Boyle Artport) is at the corner of Lower Simcoe Street and Queens Quay West.), (416) 973-4000 Installations and group exhibitions throughout the Main Building (Bill Boyle Artport)
Wander and explore the idea of narrative within visual arts within four different exhibitions. Also, you will be able to view artists working in the Craft & Design Studio corridor until 11:00 p.m.
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OCAD UniversityMULTIPLEX, OCAD University100 McCaul Street Video Installation
Essay film and video marathon by local and international artists and designers. Multi-screens, multi-projections and multi-interfaces all night.
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Mark FrancisLaneway Canopy: Public Living Space, 25 Kensington Avenue (Between Flashback and Fashion Old and New. At Dundas Street and Kensington Avenue, north on Kensington Avenue half a block, and laneway will be on the east side of the street.), (647) 328-7089 Installation
Laneway Canopy is a disruptive urban intervention. This project caps an oft-neglected urban spatial typology to showcase the beautiful potential of our leftover spaces.Engage with art in the lane!
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Varipix Art CollectiveCymatic Theremin, 401 Richmond401 Richmond Street West Interactive Installation
The installation consists of a theremin and a a speaker with a plate containing water. Participants take turns moving their hands around the antenna of the theremin, creating sounds that cause the plate to vibrate and water-patterns to emerge.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 53
A Theatre Gargantua SideStream Cycle: The Sephine Collective ProductionLeaving Still, 401 Richmond401 Richmond (Leaving Still takes place in and around the freight elevator on the ground floor.) Solo performance with audience interaction and installation
Leaving Still explores the history of us - from the microcosm of the artist’s family history to the macrocosm of the Big Bang. In about the time it takes to make a sandwich.Leaving Still aims to transform by connecting and creating something from nothing.
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[R]ed[U]x LabNova, 401 Richmond401 Richmond Street West, (647) 892-9473 Interactive Installation
A walk into installation exploring the illusion of infinity and expansiveness with proximity-activated light patterns amongst hidden mirrors.
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[R]ed[U]x LabSOMNIUM, 401 Richmond401 Richmond Street West, (416) 409-0902 Interactive Installation
The floor-to-ceiling spires initially appear still and dimly lit, as if asleep. But upon approach, the fabric cover is drawn upwards, and a soft inner light kindles into brightness. Together the spires stir and awaken as if from a dream.
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Diaspora DialoguesWe Are The City , 401 Richmond401 Richmond Street West Interactive Installation
An ecologically-themed video installation that will act as an animated corridor, depicting the necessity of treating all matter with the same respect and care we reserve for humans. Poets read every hour, on the hour.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 57
Virginia MelynkSparks, Aga Khan Park77 Wynford Drive Installation
Built from a hard structure and covered in soft stretching fabric, several "sparks" are clustered together to create space inside. Light glows from inside through the soft fabric while the colours change. Shadows and silhouettes dance in the light.
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Faisal Anwar - Aga Khan Museum and Aga Khan Council CanadaCharBagh, Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Center Toronto77 Wynford Drive (https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/visit/location-parking), General no: 416-646-4677 New Media Installation
Visit, explore and interact with CharBagh, a large scale digital garden that will be projected on the facade of the Aga Khan Museum and presented at the Ismaili Center.
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Julian Michael Majewski#TeeterTotter, Artscape Youngplace180 Shaw Street (accessible by Argyle Street or Queen Street West.) Interactive Installation
This work promotes a positive message towards DIY culture and aesthetic creation via recycling, repurposing, and scavenging. Anticipate the highly unique #teetertotter to further evoke feelings of optimism and childhood joy while interacting with it!
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The Wabi-Sabi CollectiveBasho Bingo, Artscape Youngplace180 Shaw Street Interactive Installation
A playful immersion in the wabi-sabi aesthetic and architecture of Renku, the Japanese-style collaborative linked verse from which modern Haiku evolved. Then add your own verse or wish to the branches of our Tanabata-style Haiku tree.
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Yaw TonyColour Odyssey, Artscape Youngplace180 Shaw Street Video Installation
A love of colour is an appreciation of the value of its impact in our daily lives. However, this appreciation is only measured by what you are willing to see. The colour patterns of this installation are created to ease the audiences’ anxiety and stress.
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Alejandro ArauzIncunabula Wall, Artscape Youngplace180 Shaw Street (On main floor, far right.), (647) 530-3015 Interactive Installation
A video, sculptural relief and commercial signage installation exploring the vernacular and procedures used at ports of entry. Participants create take away impressions. The Incunabula Wall continues the exploration of identity, lineage and diaspora.
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Novka ĆosovićThe Museum, Artscape Youngplace180 Shaw Street (Studio 108) Art and Film Installation
During the war, the morgues were either blown up or at full capacity. So they used a swimming pool as a morgue. After the war, they try to bring back that space to its original state.It’s a pool, but it’s not a pool. It’s a space perverted by war.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 64
F_RMlabCushion: An Interactive Media Womb, Bata Shoe Museum327 Bloor Street West (Near the main entrance of the Bata Shoe Museum, located in the back alley off St. George Street.) Interactive Installation
Take refuge from the buzz of the city in a space of reflection. Interact with friendly beings that inhabit the alley. Allow your thoughts to wander in an atmosphere created by touch, light and sound.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 65
Evan Steingarten and Jason van HorneMelting, The Bata Shoe Museum327 Bloor Street West (Beside the Bata Shoe Museum entrance on Bloor Street, just west of St. George Street.), (416) 979-7799 Ext. 228 Photography and Ice Sculpture Installation
Photographs of glacier ice are displayed on sculpted pedestals and frames formed from manufactured ice. With internal lights they become beacons slowly melting throughout the night, creating a metaphor for global warming and the importance of water.
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Workman Arts and New Adventures in Sound ArtNavigating Wellness, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health1001 Queen Street West (outdoors on the grounds of CAMH behind the Workman Arts “Pop Up” Gallery at Queen Street West at Gordon Bell Road.), (416) 583-4339 Sound Installation
A site specific sound installation reflecting lived experience of recovery and wellness. Visitors will experience a contemplative auditory environment composed from sound art pieces created by artists of Workman Arts.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 67
Coldstream Fine ArtWall With Kaleidoscope Eyes, Coldstream Fine Art80 Spadina Avenue(King Street & Spadina Avenue), (416) 909-9825 Installation
This installation offers a series of large kaleidoscopes in a tesselated bunch, each offering other-worldly portals into abstract photographic art. Fragmented and made symmetrical by the trueness of optics: a wall of psychadelia on a night of insomnia.
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Jamii & CORPUSPatchwork Village, David Crombie ParkThe Esplanade & Princess Street Performance Art
Tales of The Esplanade patchwork. Celebrating the 1976 vision. Embracing our villagers’ stories. Inviting each and all of you on an intimate journey.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 69
David Mirvish BooksBrowsing, David Mirvish Books596 Markham Street (Storefront gallery), 416 Installation
Bringing the scale of outdoor signage indoors, Jazvac has wrapped and animated the inside of the former David Mirvish Books with a massive new collage of salvaged billboards.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 70
Maziar GhaderiKorsi, The Gardiner Museum111 Queens Park (Front plaza), (647) 832-6291 Installation
Korsi is an intimate and interactive installation of a low table found in rural Iran decorated with donated blankets and arranged with heaters underneath it.
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Scaleshift, X-Topia/OSW, Beites & Co. supported by DATAlab | University of Waterloo, School of ArchitectureURBAN SYNCOPATION, Gardiner Museum111 Queens Park (Terrace Room - third floor) Interactive Installation
This installation temporarily cloaks urban surfaces with a patterned, responsive and performative skin that functions as a dynamic interface that renders visible the unseen traces of the city's occupation while weaving them into a new spatial network.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 72
Lost Time MediaThe World in Ten Blocks @ Nuit Blanche, La Bella Managua872 Bloor Street West(Bloor Street & Ossington Street), (647) 459-6438 Interactive Installation
Explore the stories of immigrant small business owners in an interactive documentary experience that immerses you—virtually and physically—in the sights and sounds of Bloorcourt, one of Toronto’s most multicultural and vibrant neighbourhoods.
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MikkaMaison/Home, Markham House610 Markham Street Installation
Scattered among lit small houses, the tall and luminous lightboxes of printed antique dolls stand guard. At the far end of the installation, a disproportionate music box is standing, waiting for people to interact. Sounds of whining dolls and lullabies.
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Markham HouseThe Legacy of Honest Ed’s, Markham House610 Markham Street (City Building Lab) Mural
Two independent mural projects: one inverts shop windows to reflect the pattern of daily life, and the other reimagines the idols of Mirvish Village, in a live painting performance over the course of 12 hours.
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Allie Brenner & Laura SniderConversational Partner, Mirvish Village581 Bloor Street West (Honest Ed’s Parking Lot, accessible by Lennox Street or Honest Ed's Alley.) Interactive Installation
Communication technology is ever evolving, modifying the ways we interact and negotiate socially. The installation of interactive tin can phone sculptures creates an opportunity for participation with the work and with each other in the public space.
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Monsignor Fraser College (Isabella Campus)Who Are We?, Monsignor Fraser College - Isabella Campus146 Isabella Street(Sherbourne Street & Bloor Street) (main entrance, accessible from Isabella Street), (416) 393-5533 Interactive Installation
The purpose of the installation is to counter existing myths about marginalized students and to assert that they are as diverse and dynamic as the patterns a kaleidoscope generates.
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Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, University of Buffalo Department of Media StudyBike Date / Rest Stop Bike Repair Shop, The Royal Conservatory of Music273 Bloor Street West (Roaming along the Bloor Street Culture Corridor between Avenue Road and Bathurst Street, making a stop in front of The Royal Conservatory of Music throughout the night) Take a seat! Broadcast conversations between the artist and audience about public transportation: Is it affordable, is it accessible, and for who? The roadway as a public space: is it, for what public? The artist and audience can do bike repair while they talk.
Rest Stop Bike Repair Shop provides a vehicle for citizens to engage in a dialogue, transforming the auto dictated site of the roadway into a site of performance and the roadway into a social space.
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Idia Lab + Landscape Architecture - Ball State UniversityThe Firefly Effect, The Royal Conservatory of Music273 Bloor Street West (on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor) Interactive Installation
The Firefly Effect is a personally actuated multi-media art event, accessed through a mobile app that sends out a pulsing light and vibration at the pace of a contemplative walk. Participants transform into maximum potential.
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Rosary SolimantoWeight, The Royal Conservatory of Music273 Bloor Street West (The performance walk will be active and constantly moving on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor, between Avenue Road and Bathurst Street, with a hub out front of The Royal Conservatory of Music), (845) 443-1807 Performance Art
Participate in the endurance performance. 20lb steel boots will be worn for 12 hours by a performer with multiple sclerosis. Exploring prejudicial misconceptions about invisible illnesses. You may try on steel boots, talk with performer and join the walk.
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[R]ed[U]x LabStratatone, Ryerson Artspace at The Gladstone Hotel1214 Queen Street West, (705) 796-1312 Interactive Installation
Society is defined by webs of communication; widely distributed and highly distorted. A message becomes more abstracted the more people pass it along.As people traverse the project area, sensors interfere, abstracting the forms and images being drawn.
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Julie Cosgrove and Riaz MehmoodMapping People, Sonic Boom215 Spadina Ave (In the front window, viewable from the street.) Projection
This installation is a participant-driven projection that aims to engage imagined and real space through movement, and explores the potential for exchanges and new experiences.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 82
Site 3 coLaboratoryPhoton Gallery 2.0, Site 3 coLaboratory718R Ossington Avenue Installation
Take a stroll through a garden of LED plants, play a game of Tetris in between light shows on our external-facing glass brick wall, or relax under a ceiling of multi-colored light-sensitive stars in our workshop!
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group 4d2Beyond, Spadina Museum285 Spadina Road (Accessible via Dupont and St. Clair West Stations. North on Spadina from Dupont or south on Spadina from St. Clair.), (416) 392-6910 Interactive Installation
This exhibition explores inaccessible realms and redefined space through ten large-scale interactive sculptural, film, textile and light installations. Spectacular natural setting with hot drinks, bonfires and delicious food.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 84
St. Joseph's College School, TCDSBResidential School Memorial, St. Joseph's College School74 Wellesley Street West, (647) 964-2453 Installation
Illuminated talking sticks representing the 139 residential schools in Canada, each one placed in a clear mailing tube attached to our school fence.After the event, the talking sticks will be distributed to different schools to continue the dialogue.
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Department of Household Sciences and Advanced Proverbs100 Libraries. 99 Books, St. Matthew's United Church729 St. Clair Avenue West Interactive Installation
Visit 100 libraries from around the world and enjoy 99 books secured by chains. Bring a book to catalog and borrow it back. Make a mini-book, practice calligraphy or post a nomination of a library and book special to you. Low tech in a heritage church.
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SUNSET SERVICE TORONTO13 MOONS, THE 519519 Church Street (1st Floor) Interactive Installation
Explore the power of magic, residing and pouring from the spirits of womxn of colour.
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Thin Edge New Music Collective and A Girl in the Sky ProductionsBalancing on the Edge, The Collective Space221 Sterling Avenue, (647) 456-7597 Performance Art
Balancing on the Edge will explore via a deeply integrated relationship between contemporary music and contemporary circus arts, the myriad of ways in which modern humanity is precariously balanced on the edge of survival and evolution.
Remove from my nightIndependent Project Map # 88
University of Toronto SchoolsSilent Conversation, University of Toronto Schools371 Bloor Street West Interactive Installation
On subways and sidewalks, in line for coffee: so much is silently imparted with a glance, posture or position. These many points of contact challenge the typical image of the impersonal city. What might these unspoken yet reciprocal exchanges produce?
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Toronto Lighting Collaborative and Dereck RevingtonCITYLights Toronto 2016, Victoria Memorial Square10 Niagara Street Light Installation
Working with well-known lighting designers & artists, groups of Toronto design students will create and implement temporary installations that use lighting equipment to illuminate landscape features and public art within Victoria Memorial Square.
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Whippersnapper GalleryGrowing On You, Whippersnapper Gallery594b Dundas Street West (near the North-East Corner of Dundas Street West and Augusta Avenue.) Kinetic Sculpture
The gallery is infested with a parasitic swarm of kinetic sound sculptures, made from accordion parts, plastic tubing, motors and wooden armatures. A poetic soundscape born from the uneasiness of the city, part installation part infestation.
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Michael Jursic and Winchester Public SchoolLightgeist, Winchester Public SchoolRose Avenue & Prospect Street (south of Prospect Street, on the west side.) Installation
Capturing emotions on large, whimsical portraits made entirely of fluorescent wire and black light.