If you aren’t aware of Toronto’s all night Nuit Blanche extravaganza, let me assure you that it’s something you should be checking out. Now in its seventh year, it’s 12 hours of contemporary art in the city, from sunset to sunrise, and Toronto Film Scene has put together some highlights of the film-oriented events in store for us this year. Everything starts at 7:00 pm this Saturday, September 29, and runs all night.
TIFF has three events for Nuit Blanche including Cent une tueries de zombies, an installation of 101 death scenes from zombie films and television screening on a loop, Strange Love/Strange Lives, a programme of silent films with live musical accompaniment, and Like/Comment/Subscribe, an interactive event hosted and curated by Andrew Gunadie.
Also on at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street W) is an exhibition project from Catherine Yass. In her recent film Lighthouse, she examines the Royal Sovereign lighthouse, located in the English Channel, from various perspectives.
Two other film installations happening are from Toronto-based filmmaker/artists. Oliver Husain’s new work, Moth Maze, will be screening outdoors at the Green P Parking Lot at 87 Richmond Street East. Artist Kelly Mark’s Scenes from a Film I’ll Never Make, with Alternate Scores lifts iconic scenes from film and television and plays them with alternating scores. Mark’s installation plays at the Toronto Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge Street, in the lane running south from Dundas Street West to Trinity Square.
The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue) will feature theatre and film producer and actor Lisa Anita Wegner and her pixel painting talents. She’ll be “digitally transforming images of the work and performances of other Nuit Blanche participants” – so you’ll be able to sit back and take in expressions of Nuit Blanche events unfolding all over the city without leaving your comfy Revue Cinema seat. You can potentially participate in Lisa’s expressions by sending your own images of Nuit Blanche events – email your pics to PixelPaintTheNight@gmail.com, and she might just choose yours from all the various photos submitted as her canvas.
Image of Lisa Anita Wegner’s from her website.
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 beginning at 7:00 pm and running until sunrise
Where: Various locations across the city
More Info: For additional details, please visit their website
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