Sunday 5 October 2008
From sunset at 6:52 pm on Saturday, October 4, to sunrise on Sunday, October 5, 2008, Toronto will be bustling with activity as thousands experience a free full night of contemporary art and performance in three zones across the city.
This is the third year for Nuit Blanche and I'd never been before. We live in Zone C and we checked out the Liberty Village area.
There were tons of people out. It was anticipated that about a million people would be discovering Nuit Blanche across the City!
Some of the exhibits I didn't understand ... huh?
Here are some of the things I did think were cool.
We caught the Christmas segment of SMASH! Droppin' Stuff. They dropped snow globes, a stuffed snowman (he didn't break obviously so they pulled his arms and legs off after he landed), a MAC computer and big Christmas candles. Then a couple destructors smashed the stuff on the ground with sledge hammers!
Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace encouraged everyone to write a wish for peace and then tie to it to a tree.
I didn't understand Euphemisms for the Intimate Enemy but thought it was cool.
We got to throw darts at I, the world, things, life.
Purified by Fire
Sniff, Lick, Pinch, Nibble, Swallow was composed of coconut on the ground. I swirled it though some people were tasting it. Um, no.
We left about 1:30, exhausted after walking around for almost three hours.