Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2009

Zone A, Toronto Downtown (Yonge & Dundas & Bay)

 

CURATORIAL STATEMENT:

What Were We Before? The area around Yonge, Dundas and Bay Streets is an environment that is participatory, interactive and inclusive - a space where the public can become inspired and engaged in their own individual encounters with art. What were we before? will be a nocturnal urban fantasia through which the moving crowds will ponder their individual pasts and present within the context of Toronto’s own history and of the larger expression of art on a grand scale.

“Any revolutionary project today, whether utopian or realistic, must if it is to avoid banality, make the re-appropriation of the body, in association with the re-appropriation of space into a negotiable part of its agenda” - The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre, 1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONED PROJECTS:

 

AS COULD BE

Paulette Phillips

Toronto, Canada

 

SPACE BECOMES THE INSTRUMENT

Gordon Monahan

Meaford, Canada / Berlin, Germany

 

SPEED SHIFT

Erwin Redl

Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

 

THE REFLECTING POOL and ANCIENT DAYS

Bill Viola

Long Beach California, USA

 

BATTLE ROYAL

Shaun El C. Leonardo

Queens, New York City, USA.

 

OPEN CALL PROJECTS:

 

GLACIAL RETREAT DRESS TENT

Cara Spooner

Toronto, Canada

Robin LasserOakland, USA

Adrienne PaoRichmond, USA

 

PWN THE WALL

Graffiti Research Lab

Vancouver/Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal, Canada

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