We are so excited for our many friends and artists showcasing at Nuit Blanche this year. Make sure to stop by and say hello at their fantastic installations:
A grid of suspended light nodes in a cube frame containing sensors will respond to the whispers of participants by converting their words into light, sound and movement. By using whisper stations set up in the labyrinth, two people can talk to each other and subsequently see their words create light and be distorted as they pass through the air. The installation reveals visually how meaning gets distorted when people communicate. Each node, or “firefly”, flashes a light as it passes the message along in the same direction. However, the fireflies aren’t perfect: instead of reliably passing along a message, they may send it in another direction, to another person, split it up into multiple directions, or not relay it at all.
The sense of adventure will draw you in to the Sensorium, a place where common sense prevails; envision a group experience of sensory awareness. And yet, it is an awareness of self that will bring memories to the fore. It may touch a nerve, but reminders will be served. Of what? It might be love, or loss. Laughter, or longing. Perhaps, just allow the reverberations to run their course through the body. A heady scent of nostalgia will hang in the air, heightening the senses; above all, savour the moment. Oh, and bring home a souvenir.
You are Art! The Sound is Watching You is an interactive bio-sonar experience in video and surround-sound that feeds on audience participation. As you enter, your motion is transformed using echolocation technology into a blend of light, video and 3D audio that constantly re-generates, morphs and envelops you. Come and be immersed in a world of evolving visuals and music… all created by you!
TIFF and the Royal Canadian Chiptunes Orchestra present an evening celebrating the music of the video game! Join us during the night-long series of concerts that showcase the versatility, creative spirit and resonance of video game culture. This evening of non-stop video game tunes includes performances by The Royal Canadian Chiptunes Orchestra’s collection of musicians playing on custom-hacked Game Boys and home-made, circuit-based instruments. The fun doesn’t stop there! Musical groups representing Toronto’s diverse cultural landscape will present their interpretations of iconic video game songs and scores through their own unique cultural sound. Get involved as part of the audience by playing games live on our big screens to create video art where the video game play is the source of creative material.