Another edition of Nuit Blanche, Toronto's "...sixth annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art" happened this past Saturday night. And aside from the night's chilly temperatures, I wasn't feeling thrilled in the quality of the installations and projects as I'd had in past years. Much of what I saw was visual which may make for interesting visual stimulation for a moment but didn't provide much in the way of a lasting impression. On the other hand, installations like "Soon" at Commerce Court, with spotlights situated atop buildings surrounding the area shone down on the crowd while an immersive, audio-warped soundtrack filled the square, in my opinion made for a cool experience. With my brother, cousin and his girlfriend in tow, we hit Zone's B and C and never made it to Zone A. But as the night wore on, there were a few installations(like the aforementioned "Soon") that stood out and provided good photo ops, making the night not a total loss. I'm a strong supporter of the annual event in general and I will be surely out for the next edition.
"Soon" @ Commerce Court: photo by Michael Ligon
"Je t'aime Alouette" @ Design Exchange: photo by Michael Ligon
"Barricades" @ Yonge & Queen: photo by Michael Ligon
"I just know that something good is going to happen" @ Dundee Place: photo by Michael Ligon
Check out my entire photo set of the night below:
Photos: Nuit Blanche, Toronto (October 1, 2011)