Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nuit Blanche 2010

Nuit Blanche is one of my favourite annual art happenings in Toronto. What excites me is the combination of transforming the city's streets and experiencing contemporary art with other people en masse.

One of my all-time favourite performance installations was Jon Sasaki's Promise It Will Always Be This Way at Lamport Stadium in Liberty Village in 2008. You may remember the sports mascots dancing to pop and rock music pumping over stadium speakers. It was as fun as it was subversive to see mascots dancing, eating, taking smoke breaks and lying on benches for short naps over the course of the evening into the morning.

The 2010 version of Nuit Blanch had some fine stuff. Zone C in particular was still a good place to experience some installations. Here are a couple of short videos I shot and edited on my iPhone 3GS:

The Night Watch by Kristi Malakoff of Nelson, Canada

Fire and Flux by Toronto artist Christine Irving and Site3

1 comment:

  1. Thank you to everyone who supported the art piece Flux and Fire and voted for us as the Scotiabank Niut Blanche 2010 People's Choice for Independent Projects. Interactive art is such an enjoyable art form be it media of fire. And thank you for sharing your fantastic video.