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on october 2nd last fall I got all bundled up and drove to toronto for “nuit blanche”, an all-night, free display of contemporary art throughout the downtown area.  so I jumped in the car around 1am and drove to toronto.

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here I am all bundled up and trying to stay warm while wandering around in the middle of the night…

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here is the first installation I stumbled upon, called “endgame (coulrophobia)”…

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and a video:

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next was a light installation called “1850, 2010″, which demonstrated the point on Yonge street at which the shoreline of lake ontario used to exist, a very cool idea…

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walking through yonge and dundas square…

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a large bonfire in the square, called “just because you can feel it, doesn’t mean it’s there”…

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come write on the giant chalkboard about where you came from or where you’re going next, called “arrivals/departures”…

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oh, me too!…

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this one is a dodge ram with some beautiful cutouts and light, called “auto lamp”…

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another video:

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this interesting and fully immersing display was called “XXIX” inside the ROM, consisting of 29 singers performing in 29 languages…

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and a video to help demonstrate:

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and one of my last installations, “aurora”, a very delicate display with the sounds of breathing in the background…

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and here’s the video:

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there were many, many, many more displays, I got to see a bunch that I didn’t take photos of, and missed quite a few simply because they’re spread around the downtown area, and I could only get to so many of them on foot.  hopefully next year I’ll get to check out a different section of downtown and see some completely different installations.

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on my way out of town, I noticed the CN tower installation, called”e-tower”, where people would text in to vary the colours and increase the speed of the light display…

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so hopefully the weather will be nice enough in october of this year that I’ll get to go again!

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