For one night downtown London will come alive with contemporary arts activities, exhibits, and whatever. We’ll start at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 and run until 1:00am on Sunday, June 16th, 2013.
Galleries, museums, laneways, sidewalks, alleys, parks can all become locations to engage audiences in a variety of artistic experiences. Unusual or forbidden spaces become sites of contemporary art open for all-night discovery and rediscovery. The audience is given free access to explore, discover, debate, and participate in contemporary art.
Participating artists will create installations, interactive art, film, sculpture, street theatre, music, anything that will encourage participation from audiences. The diversity of the art is unlimited.
Nuit Blanche is a free contemporary arts event.
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nuit blanche london is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase talented and creative contemporary artists and the city’s commitment to contemporary art. Starting at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 15, 2013 and running until 1:00am on Sunday, June 16, downtown London will come alive with a celebration of contemporary art.
ARTISTS & EVENTS
- Museum London
- 421 Ridout Street
Nuit Blanche Museum London
The Centre and Community Galleries are alive with alternating musical performances by The Art of Streaming (geoff Johnson, MJ Idzerda, Dennis Siren), Sina Khosravi and Derek Martin in the Centre Gallery. The upper level will offer interactive engagements spearheaded by Jeremy Jeresky accompanied by DJs. There's something for everyone! Cash bar.
Site specific contemporary dance work performed by Barefoot Creative Dance Company at 7:15 pm, 8pm, 8:45pm, 9:30pm, 10:15pm, 11pm, 11:45pm and 12:30am.
- Dundas Street
Things You Know
An on-site construction of surreal sculpted figures of various sizes and forms using canvas, textile, metal wiring, wire cloth (mesh wire), found objects, etc. The goal is to create a number of strangely configured "people" interacting in an expressionistic landscape.
Fire Roasted Coffee
The Fire Roasted Coffee Experience is a specialty coffee concept serving London and area the world’s finest brewed and specialty coffees and bean to bar chocolate from Habitual Chocolate from our mobile coffee truck. We provide beans from our acclaimed roastery, at the Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market, Chocolate bars hand crafted by our chocolate makers and Distinctly Tea from Kitchener.
The forging of two distinctive forms, music and sculpture, creating working soundscapes that defy the eyes and ears. All is malleable in this world: shapes sounds and attitudes.
- Market Lane
A creative musical duo that fuses various genres including rock, jazz and country. Brian's paintings and sculptures accentuate the creative atmosphere of the physical space. Denise's poetry interjects the music with words that paint pictures. We inspire through creating an artistic collage of these three mediums.
- 122 Dundas Street
The DHMakerBus project essentially intends to purchase a used school bus, fill it with state-of-the-art technology, tools, games, and equipment, and create a mobile “maker” space. It will hold everything from 3D printers and visualization equipment to basic paint and glue. Make a difference. Get on the bus!
LOMAA is partnering with DH MakerBus to offer an in-bus theatre experience like no other. Hands-on film animation, audio and vibrotactile workshops will complete a multi sensory environment for all ages.
- 123 Carling Street
Roll Up the Cosmos (Uber Cool Stuff) NOTE: The U in Uber needs two dots above it – an umlaut!
What is Katamari? The King of the Cosmos invites you to find out! Create planets and stardust out of simple ingredients like turnips, 9-volt batteries and cows. Enjoy the music and characters of a classic Japanese video game in a whole new way!
Caring Between the Lines – Nuit Blanche Edition
London's favourite interactive art exhibit is back! Large black and white photographs depicting the downtown core will be on hand - and we need YOUR help to add some colour. Join in the fun - we'll bring the crayons!
- Vanity House
- 124 Dundas Street
Sweet Magic London
Organized in collaboration with McIntosh Gallery, Western University
Experimental music, slam poetry, sound art, expanded cinema, and sculptural installation. Participating artists include Audio Lodge, Charlie Egleston, Jennifer Martin, Peter Lebel, James Kirkpatrick, Wet Nightmare, GYM ZAHEEB, Bo Gus, a circuit bent orchestra and more. Visit www.sweetmagiclondon.com for more information and the schedule
- Dundas Street
London Poetry Slam
The London Poetry Slam is a monthly spoken word competition now in its sixth year. We will be sharing our poems throughout the night and welcoming passersby to join us in bringing poetry to the streets.
- 171 Queens Street
Lumarca: Dynamic Strings of Light
The Lumarca is a volumetric display, or a 3-dimensional representation of an object. There are 200 vertical strings, hung from another 200 horizontal strings and supported by a strong metal frame which stands about 7 ft high. The projection is positioned so that its projection fits perfectly on the shape of the strings. The projection on the strings is created through a variety of viewer interactions.
- Dundas & Richmond
There will be Nuit Blanche volunteers at a table located near the corner of Richmond and Dundas for the duration of the evening. They will have maps and information about the event.
- Dundas Street
Take A Seat – Make A Friend
During this exercise people are invited to take a seat inside a ball pit with a complete stranger. While inside the ball pit the 2 people must ask each other 10 of life's big questions. The goal is to get as many strangers interacting as possible.
- Parkette on Dundas Street
Acts of Nature on Main Street
A series of poetry and prose vignettes loosely string together as a micro play performed by multi-media artist Diane Morrow. Approximate running time is 40-45 minutes. Play will start every hour on the hour.
- The Arts Project
- 203 Dundas Street
Painting with Friends (Steve Tracy Gallery)
We will begin with a blank canvas and have paints available. Individuals can come up at any point and add to the canvas. Artist Steve Tracy will be on hand to offer instruction/inspiration. Upon completion, the work will be on display at the Steve Tracy Gallery.
The works of 35 emerging and estab¬lished artists create a visual experience that will spark the curiosity and imagina¬tions of visitors.
A progressive painting presentation by leading local artists. These artists will paint in many styles of their own choosing through the night to create an amazing work of art that will eventually be disassembled by night's end.
- Dundas Street
Three looping bi-packed 16mm projectors move about in the space. Each film loop is silent and consists of different rhythmically sequenced black and white rectangles. Viewers are encouraged to move the carts about on their own creating their own relationship to the images and activating the space of theatrical reception. "Frames" is an interactive film projection event.
- Dundas Street
A group of students enrolled in the Photography program at Fanshawe will be photographing participants of the festival and making prints on site. A website will be created where participants can view their images after the event.
- 207 King Street
Looking Back (2013) utilizes archival film footage, which features three individuals engaged in a gaze that endlessly confronts the viewer. The actions within the film have been slowed to establish a scene that mediates the interplay between a fixation and a fleeting moment of recollection.
- apk live
- 347 Clarence Street
Local Indie Film Festival
Sponsored by MacAuslan Brewery
A compendium of local indie films running outside from 11pm until 3am. Seating available in the licensed beer garden.
An avalanche of entertainment featuring sketch, music, monologue, stand-up interviews and performances by Fringe artists. Anything can happen (and probably will). Hosted by Jayson McDonald. Starting at 11:00pm.
- 387 Clarence Street
Red Couch Diaries
Participants will be invited to take a seat on the red loveseat as an individual or group to have their portrait taken. Images will be captured and shared via instagram and twitter. All images will be tagged with the #RedCouchDiaries hashtag for easy searching.
Roaming - Random Acts of Dance
Barefoot Creative Dance Company
Dancers will stroll the Nuit Blanche route and perform a variety of contemporary choreographies around the downtown core.