TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Audiences were exposed to a full sensory
experience of contemporary art as the 2012 edition of Scotiabank Nuit
Blanche filled Toronto's streets with crowds on a nocturnal search for
art last night and into the early hours Sunday.
The public posed for souvenir postcards for the end of the world at
"Postcards from the End" (Sarah Beck), witnessed tableaux come to life
at the "Museum of the Rapture" (Douglas Coupland), and then saw the
cinematic destruction of the world at "The Day After, Tomorrow" (Dave
Crowds watched dancers defy gravity on a vertical stage in "Planes"
(Trisha Brown Dance Company), listened to visionary songs at "I Dream a
World" (Nathaniel Dett Chorale), and created an ever-changing
light-score at "SKYLUM" (Andrew Kearney).
People krumped and cha cha'd their way through the night at "All
Together Now" (Jeanne Holmes), helped luminous, human-like visitors
navigate the city streets in Outsiders2012 (seeingred), and were
mesmerized by the optical illusion of "Flat Space" (Peter Bowyer). They
entered a giant video game from the late '70s in "Green Invaders" (Yves
Caizergues), and walked away from "All Night Convenience" (Rhonda
Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky) with glowing parcels in hand.
In total, more than 150 projects - from smaller, more intimate
experiences to large-scale spectacle -- offered audiences unique
experiences with art and their city. The event continues to push the
boundaries of contemporary art in public space.
Official attendance and economic impact figures will be released in
early November. Plans are already underway for the eighth edition of
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, which will return to Toronto on October 5,
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About Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto's annual all-night celebration of
contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with
Toronto's arts community. Since 2006, the event has featured more than
700 official art installations, created by nearly 3,000 artists and has
generated more than $100 million in economic impact for Toronto. Full
details are now available at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca. Look for updates on Facebook at facebook.com/sbnuitblancheTO and
Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader
internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable
donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on
average approximately $45 million annually to community causes around
the world over each of the last five years. Visit www.scotiabank.com.
Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's
government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence,
creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size
and cost of government and building a transportation city. For
information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto
residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days
SOURCE: City of Toronto
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