Nuit Blanche 2013 picks

Tonight is Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, the annual art thing, and its become a thing for me to post my picks before the event. These are the things I’m most looking forward to seeing.

First, I have a couple of concerns. One of which is the weather. Thought tonight might be the warmest Nuit Blanche I remember, it might also be the wettest. Hopefully the rain holds off.

Another concern is how concentrated everything is. All of the main zones this year are concentrated in the downtown core, between University and Jarvis. While this makes getting around on foot much easier, it does mean that the crowds will be more concentrated as well. We shall see how the night goes in that respect.

Now, on to my picks:

First has to be Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei. This is one of the hyped installations this year, but the hype is probably justified. Over three thousand interconnected bicycles forming a structure sounds like something to see.

Crash Cars sounds interesting, but its one of those installations that could be either really amazing or kinda lame. It all depends on the execution.

Garden Tower in Toronto looks to be one of those visually stunning pieces. One of the reasons Nuit Blanche is so great is that you often get to experience things that are out of the ordinary. Something that really makes admire the ingenuity and creativity of a piece. This looks like one of those to me.

A living room in an Alley? That’s what Take a Load Off sounds like. Could be a real comfy place to settle in for a bit.

In another zone, Howl looks like it might be worth seeing. In the same zone, Campfire also looks promising.

For me though, all of Parade seems most promising. There looks to be some real ingenuity in this stationary parade, where the floats don’t move but the spectators do. Installations like (X)Static Clown Factory, and PARALLAX stand out, but frankly all of the “floats” in parade likely have something to offer.

What are you looking forward to seeing?

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