Nuit Blanche / A Photo Tour

October 5, 2013 from sunrise to sunset

This year’s Nuit Blanche was less impressive than prior years. The stand-outs for me were the tower of chairs outside the Metropolitan United Church and the Shrine of garbage containers. Other things I liked a bit, but overall, I wished for more of a theme…. and I hope that going forward, Nuit Blanche (especially the curated exhibits) would provide more guidance to artists: displays must be large enough and high enough and lighted enough for “hundreds” of people to see at a time. Getting away from lining up should be a big goal. I wished the dome near Queen’s Park and College where they invited participants to have their brain waves scanned had projected their sound and show on the outside of the dome so everyone walking by (the spectators) could have understood it without waiting a long time ( I left) to get inside. I liked the “Forever Bicycles” but wished it had “more to it” and felt the Rose poem’s light overpowered everything else in Nathan Phillips Square.
I bailed out by about 1:30 a.m., missing the rain.
I hope for better things next year.

 

RevitaLight, Bata Shoe Museum

RevitaLight, Bata Shoe Museum

The Illusion of Linear Time by Kagame Murray, The Four Seasons Hotel
This, I build For You, Queens Park Crescent East & Grosvenor Street
There is an elephant in the truck, Queens Park Crescent East & Grosvenor Street
Monster Child by Libby Hague, Queens Park Crescent East &  College Street
Rumbling Drumlins, University Avenue and College Street
PARALLAX, University Avenue & Edward Street
Tanks by Cal Lane, David Pecaut Square, 221 King Street West
Outside the TIFF Lightbox promoting a David Cronenberg show, 350 King Street West
Mariner 9 by Kelly Richardson, Commerce Court, 25 King Street West
Shrine by John Notten, 21 Jordan Street
Ai Weiwei, Forever Bicycles, Nathan Phillips Square
Ai Weiwei, Forever Bicycles, Nathan Phillips Square
The rose is without why by Boris Achour, Nathan Phillips Square
Familia, Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square
Garden Tower by Tadashi Kawamata, Metropolitan United Church

View through Garden Tower by Tadashi Kawamata, Metropolitan United Church

Text: Julie McNeill. Photo: Adrian Ooesterman

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