Nuit Blanche 2014 / Picks

Saturday, October 4, 2014 / from sunset to sunrise

Nuit Blanche is as exciting as ever and all the city is preparing for the events. It is more centralized this year, so it would be easier to see more shows and performances. It would be an interesting and busy night for thousand of people for sure. So go out and have fun.

Here are our Picks:

PHIL ANDERSON, publisher:

GAP ECOLOGY (Still Lives with Cherry Pickers and Palm Trees), 2014 – David Brooks, New York
John Street & Queen Street West – outdoors.


Un/natural History: Drowning Captiva, 2014 – George Bolster – Cork, Ireland
Video Installation
320 Front Street West –  indoors.

Un/natural History: Drowning Captiva, 2014

Melting Point, 2014 – LeuWebb Projects, Jeff Lee, Omar Khan
Light Installation
Fort York National Historic Site
100 Garrison Road (Best viewed from Fort York Boulevard, south of Fort York.) – outdoors.

Melting Point, Rendering, 2014

Big Top Grand Stand, 2014 – SuttonBeresCuller, Seattle,
Clarence Square Park
Spadina Avenue & Clarence Square – outdoors.


Icebreaker, 2013 – Diane Landry – Quebec City
Kinetic Sculpture
PwC Tower
18 York Street (Installation viewed from outside through windows) – both indoors and outdoors

Icebreaker, 2013. Photo: Marie-Christine Mathieu

Global Rainbow, 2009 – Yvette Mattern – New York / Berlin, USA / Germany
Light Installation
222 Spadina Avenue (South of Dundas Street West) – outdoors.

Global Rainbow, 2012

Project REACH – Student artists from the Toronto Catholic District School Board, Maria Tavares
Brennan Hall
81 St. Mary Street (Off of Bay Street, south of Bloor Street West. Accessible from St. Joseph Street, Queen’s Park, & St. Mary Street.) – outdoors.

The Arctic Circle, 2014 – Tonya Hart
Olympic Park
222 Bremner Boulevard (At Lower Simcoe Street) – outdoors.

The Arctic Circle  (Artist Rendering), 2014

STEVE ROCKWELL, publisher:

The Red Carpet, 2013Apollonia Vanova
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West

 The Red Carpet (detail) Electroluminescent wire, 2013

ATLAS, 2014 – Siavash Vazirnezami
National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street – both indoors and outdoors.

Project Atlas (Rendering), 2014

Safe Space, 2014 – Nicolas Sassoon, Sara Ludy – Santa Ana, The Analog Preservation Network, Vanessa Rieger, Akin Collective (Michael Vickers + Oliver Pauk), Mohammad Rezaei, Lisa Folkerson
1150 Queen Street West – both indoors and outdoors.

Safe Space, 2014. Photo: Nicholas Sassoon and Sara Ludy

BRINAE BAIN, writer/photographer:

By Means of a Sigh (À portée de souffle), 2008 – Chloé Lefebvre and Jean Dubois – Montréal
215 Spadina Avenue (Parking lot south of Dark Horse Espresso Bar)

By Means of a Sigh (video frame), 2008

Walk among Worlds, 2013 – Máximo González – Mexico City
Ogden Junior Public School
33 Phoebe Street (East of Spadina Avenue)

Walk among Worlds, 2011. Photo: Ivan Buenader

AMAZE, 2014 – Marcos Zotes – Reykjavik, Iceland
Interactive Installation
302 Queen Street West (At Soho Street) – outdoors.

AMAZE (artist rendering), 2014

EUN BYUL JO, writer:

Shy Lights, 2014 – Urban Visuals, Nathan Whitford
Interactive Installation
Duncan Street & Queen Street West (South of Queen Street) –  outdoors.

Shy Lights (Artist Rendering), 2014

La main du rêve, 2013 – Pascal Grandmaison – Montréal
Art Gallery of Ontario – Jackman Hall
317 Dundas Street West (Enter from McCaul Street ONLY) –  indoors.

La main du rêve, 2013


HOLOSCENES, 2014 – Early Morning Opera by Lars Jan
Roundhouse Park
255 Bremner Boulevard (located in the park directly East of the Steam Whistle Brewing Company) – outdoors.

 HOLOSCENES (photo of prototype rehearsal), 2013


DAVID SARIC, writer/phtographer:

Silent Rise, 2012 – Glenda León – Havana
Campbell House Museum
160 Queen Street West (At University Avenue) –  outdoors.

Silent Rise, 2012. Photo: David Beltrán

SIMON TERMINE, writer/phtographer:

NightSuite – lightsweetcrude
Live projection and sound installation
CN Tower – Ground Level
301 Front Street West (CN Tower base – plaza or rear) – outdoors.

NightSuite, 2014

Mixing Toronto, 2014 – Nomi Drury, Emily Kouri, Johnnyland, Spring Collective, Johnnyland, Participating Drawing Artists
Video Installation and Live Drawing
Sanderson Public Library windows
327 Bathurst Street (At Dundas Street West. Windows facing Bathurst.) – outdoors.

Mixing Toronto (Artist Rendering), 2014


Kaleidoscopic, 2014 – David Squared
Interactive Installation
Canoe Landing
95 Fort York Blvd. – outdoors.

 Kaleidoscopic, 2014

Open Mind, 2014 – Yoan Capote, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Canoe Landing
95 Fort York Blvd. – outdoors.

 Open Mind, 2014

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