Nuit Blanche is an International Arts Event that happens between sunset and sunrise. This is the 7th year it has been in Toronto, and our first year attending. There were over 150 events and exhibits happening throughout the city. The bulk of ‘official’ events took place in the downtown core where many of the streets were closed to traffic. We spent about 4 hours at Nuit Blanche and I am sharing some pictures of our favourite attractions.
The first, pictured above, is All Night Convenience. This was an interactive project.
There were about 2000 lanterns that represented everything you could buy in a Convenience store.
Each piece was made from a thin film, so the light could be seen through it.
We had to wait over an hour to get in, but it was worth it! You get to pick the item you wanted and then could put it on a stick or lanyard. We were definitely the envy of many that we met throughout the night. As the night progresses and the store empties, it was to signify the light going out.
The Way Things Are showed 2 lamp post with humanlike qualities. Once of the lamp posts had too much to drink and has fallen down.
This exhibit had to do with the Rules of Palmistry.
This was Reflexion at Dundas Square. There were cameras built in to reflect those around it. If you look closely you can see Mark, Gemma and Myself. Hint – look for the yellow jacket!
Of course there were snack breaks! We sampled food from many of the Food Trucks!!
Green Invaders was a fun, video game style exhibit.
Finally, Throw Up, was art made of Cake Icing!
There was also films, dancing, a fun house and a Museum of Rapture. There were so many exhibits we wish we could have seen, but we did enjoy the time we spent out!
Nuit Blanche happens around the end of September, early October! If you are visiting Toronto in the Fall you may want to check it out!