A New Way of Creating Public Art
interactive arts – the artist collective who brought you The Heart Machine for Nuit Blanche 2011 – is excited to share with you a new public art piece on the Humber Pedestrian Bridge for two months this summer. This is the first art project ever approved for mounting on the award winning Humber Pedestrian Bridge you are now standing on.Inspired by the bridge and the surrounding waterfront, this project is part of a unique initiative to bring locally created large scale public art to the city of Toronto. The sculpture is created by local volunteer artists along with interactive arts as a gift to our city. All we ask is if you like it you please donate online towards the cost of materials.
What Are They?
We are not supposed to know what they are! Think of them as a Rorschach ink blot test for your imagination.
This sculpture is here to remind us to observe and question. The world holds much more than what we are currently aware of; allowing for phenomena we have not yet imagined. We are reminded of this every time we hear of new discoveries in our oceans, forests, caves, and space explorations.
The creatures also represent yin and yang opposites. During they day they are brightly colored opaque creatures. At night they become translucent and bioluminescent with 1,200 LED lights. The once brightly colored accents now become dark shadows in a pool of light.
Buckminster Fuller, the Bridge, and this Art Piece
Inspired by the bridge and the surrounding waterfront, this project is part of a unique initiative to bring large scale art, created by a shared community effort, to the city of Toronto. The sculpture is a grassroots effort, being created by volunteer artists along with interactive arts as a gift to our city.
Overnight, two 18 foot long dancing creatures will appear on the Humber Bridge suspended 20 feet above the pedestrian walkway. The creatures will have a glass like appearance and at night they will seem to communicate with each other and their surroundings using bio-luminescence.