I took my camera out and walked around the city for Nuit Blanche 2008 in Toronto. Nuit Blanche is an "all night contemporary art thing" (as it is billed) that is in its third year in Toronto. Because it involves walking all over the city I didn't want to drag along a tripod so I was a bit limited in the dark but I got a few interesting shots. I did this with Shannon last year. Shannon, if you're reading this I hope you're doing well over there in Korea. It was, of course, not the same without you.
Top Left: An exhibit featuring 64-channels of independant audio. Each speaker produces a different sound. Standing in the middle gives you an overwhelming mashup of sound but moving near each individual speaker reveals a unique sound -- a type writer 'clack' or cash register 'ching'.
Top Left: This exhibit was in one of the provincial government buildings. Apparently some of it fell down when someone tried pulling out a book. It was slated to have a rooftop and be almost twice as high but between vandals and time constraints I gather it never happened. It was still neat.
Bottm Left: One of the coolest things I saw. Students of OCAD, the Ontario College of Art and Design, created this shadow light show. The 'rider' peddles a bike (behind the green lens flare) and their shadow is cast on the wall, blocking the orange light. Whe the peddles on the bike are turned it moves horse cut outs quickly through the light box on the left edge of the photo creating an animation of a horse racing on the wall. With the shadow and the projection lined up the results were really great!
Bottom Left: An interesting light and fog exhibit at 'Lake Devo', a man-made pond at Ryerson University. Hundreds of rubber ducks were out for a swim.
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