Forever Bicycles, Ai Weiwei.
NUIT BLANCHE Saturday, October 5 6:51 pm to sunrise. Off to a flying start (near Yonge between Queen and Dundas); PARADE (Queen’s Park and University south to Queen); Romancing The Anthropocene (near Yonge south of Queen). Plus independent projects all over town. scotiabanknuitblanche.ca.
Off to a flying start
Artworks curated by France's Ami Barak celebrate the centenary of Marcel Duchamp's bicycle-wheel readymade.
BAY AND QUEEN W Melik Ohanian: El Agua De Niebla (installation). The Paris-based artist commissioned weavers from Mayapán in Mexico to make this 41-metre-long hammock by telling them his father was a giant.
BELL TRINITY SQUARE Pascale Marthine Tayou: Plastic Bags (sculpture). 483 Bay. Cameroon-born, Belgium-based Tayou transforms everyday plastic trash into a large sculpture that comments on migration and mobility, consumerism and developing economies, the human condition and ecosystem pollution.
CAMPBELL HOUSE MUSEUM Michel de Broin: Tortoise (sculpture). Lawn, 160 Queen W. The Quebec sculptor assembles picnic tables into an defensive structure inspired by a Roman military formation of overlapping shields, turning the tables' association with leisure inside out.
CITY HALL 100 Queen W.
• Sherri Hay: Hysteria Coordinating (installation). Basement. In Hay's homage to Marcel Duchamp's Tulip Hysteria Coordinating - a painting he never made, choosing to exhibit the infamous urinal instead - plastic shopping bags develop a mind of their own.
• VSVSVS: 1-855-IS IT ART (1-855-474-8278) (performance). If you're perplexed by the titular question, you can call and speak with an adviser tonight or visit the art collective's call centre headquarters at City Hall.
• Workparty: The Little People (installation). The Workparty collective stages a demonstration in the spirit of Russians who, banned from marching against election corruption in 2012, mounted a protest with small toys.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY Bruno Billio: Familia (installation). 10 Trinity Square. 416-598-4521. The Toronto artist uses a collection of chairs, audience-initiated sound and a mirrored surface to recreate the moment of people gathering at a family function.
DITTY LANE Tongue & Groove: Take A Load Off (installation). Berti S of Queen E. The Toronto artists invite you to take a break in an outdoor living room created from assorted junk furniture.
METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH Tadashi Kawamata: Garden Tower In Toronto (installation). 56 Queen E. The Japanese artist stacks chairs, benches and garden furniture into an amphitheatre-shaped structure intended to stimulate meetings and discussions.
NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE 100 Queen W.
• Alain Declercq: Crash Cars (performance). The French artist sets two riderless cars looping so they threaten to collide, a playful critique of power structures, security and media manipulation.
• Ai Weiwei: Forever Bicycles (installation). 100 Queen W. The Chinese artist mounts a labyrinthian installation of 3,144 interconnected Yong Jiu (Forever) brand bicycles. In the council chambers, Alison Klayman's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry screens every two hours from 7 pm to 5 am.
• Boris Achour: The Rose Is Without Why (sculpture). This giant fluorescent-light text work by Parisian Achour interprets a 17th century German mystic poem by Angelus Silesius.
OSGOODE ROTUNDA LANEWAY Kim Adams: Toaster Work Wagon (sculpture). Enter from S of 361 University or Nathan Phillips Square. Bicycles mounted together so each is facing in the opposite direction can be ridden by pairs of audience members, who must negotiate which way to go.
TRINITY SQUARE PARK Franck Scurti: The Big Crunch (installation). 1 Trinity Square. In homage to Marcel Duchamp, the French artist mounts a wall of mechanized turning bicycle wheels fitted with clockworks, with stools for spectators.
2 QUEEN E Faith La Rocque: L'Air Du Temps (installation). Enter from Yonge N of Queen. In a scent installation, La Rocque explores what the air of post-WWI Paris might have smelled like, inspired by Marcel Duchamp's Air Of Paris, a vial of bottled air he made into an artwork.
Harbourfront Centre curator Patrick Macaulay brings together a convoy of static parade floats.
QUEEN'S PARK CRESCENT EAST
• Arthur Wrigglesworth, Mohammad Mehdi Ghiyaei and Mojtaba Samimi: Hybrid Globe (installation). At St Joseph. The ephemeral aspect of a parade is captured in a polyhedral sphere on which animated colours and images are projected, its rhythms defined by the audience's social engagement.
• David R Harper: This, I Build For You (performance/installation). At Grosvenor. The artist's hand embroidering ornamentation is projected on a blank 20-foot structure, filling it with patterns as the night goes on, a meditation on the role of remembrance and public monuments.
• Libby Hague: Monster Child (installation). At College. A 12-foot child oracle answers our questions and a giant inflatable spider that moves when viewers pull on guide ropes exacts revenge for insects we have killed.
• Lisa Hirmer (DodoLab): A Quack Cure (performance). At Wellesley. A float populated by extinct creatures revives the tradition of the mummers parade, and performances in which characters are resuscitated by quack doctors happen along the way.
• Margaux Williamson: How To See In The Dark (performance). At St Joseph. In this silent non-spectacle, activists teach participants to rediscover the real night, learning to appreciate the uncertainty that has no boundaries or dimensions.
• Warren Quigley: Human Sweat Generator (installation). At Wellesley. On an absurdist parade float, modest human-powered machines of the future, when cheap energy is exhausted, run lighting and sound systems, signage and projected film.
• AGATHOM Co.: Rumbling Drumlins (installation). At College. Local architects AGATHOM's parade float distills the concerns and questions we have about our city, both its physical presence and more subtle occurrences.
• Idea Tank Design Collective: PARALLAX (light installation). At Edward. A stationary parade float with a complex array of light fixtures feels like a moving object when viewers move down the length of it.
• John Dickson: Music Box (sound sculpture). At Armoury. A mechanical contraption on the back of a flatbed truck recreates the cacophony of marching bands gathering for a parade.
• Katharine Harvey: Ferris Wheel (sculpture). At Dundas W. Two 15-foot tall spinning rings take us back to the roots of the midway attraction. The riderless whirligigs are vehicles for exploring colour in motion.
• Lisa Anita Wegner and Vanessa Lee Wishart: Queen Of The Parade (video/performance). At Queen W. Through fashion and performance, a 20-foot-tall woman in an elaborate gown challenges the traditional image of the parade queen.
• Marcin Kedzior and Christine Kim: Paper Orbs (performance/installation). At Armoury. A large origami sculpture dissolves into thousands of paper helmets that visitors wear as they parade down University, pulling in asso
• Max Dean: Cancer Is Our Story (video). At Orde. A video on a float in the hospital zone along University tells a story through images of hands.
• Ruth Spitzer and Claire Ironside: (X)Static Clown Factory (multimedia/performance). At Gerrard W. Creating social commentary on the economy of desire, a group of working clowns construct a float and give happy, sad, goofy and nasty performances along the parade route.
Romancing The Anthropocene
The Anthropocene, a geological era of human domination, is the focus of artwork curated by U of Waterloo's Ivan Jurakic and Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery's Crystal Mowry.
BAY ADELAIDE CENTRE Brendan Fernandes: Night Shift (performance). 333 Bay. Inspired by Le Ballet De La Nuit at the court of Louis XIV, dancers take part in an all-night endurance performance and make gold confetti in anticipation of the dawn appearance of the Sun King.
BAY ADELAIDE CENTRE Caledonia Dance Curry: The Anthropocene (installation). 26 Temperance. New York street artist Curry (aka Swoon) contributes a printed/cut-paper paste-up mural with a wide range of inspirations, from German Expressionism to Indonesian shadow puppets.
CLOUD GARDENS David Hoffos: Campfire (video). Temperance between Yonge and Bay. An urban campfire tests the limits of illusion technology, conjuring both a nostalgic vision and a premonition of a survivalist future.
COMMERCE COURT Kelly Richardson: Mariner 9 (video). 25 King W. UK-based Canadian Richardson envisions a 12-metre-long Martian panorama 100 years in the future, littered with semi-functioning spacecraft.
DAVID PECAUT SQUARE Cal Lane: Tanks (sculpture). 55 John. The New York State-based artist cuts lacy patterns into industrial recycled steel oil tanks and I-beams, juxtaposing strong and delicate, masculine and feminine.
56 TEMPERANCE Robert Hengeveld: Howl (sculpture). The Toronto installation artist's scene of a hunt is enacted by mechanical woodland animals accompanied by an operatic soundtrack, sending up representations of nature.
FIRST CANADIAN PLACE 100-120 King W.
• Charles Stankievich: The Soniferous Aether Of The Land Beyond The Land Beyond (video). A film shot at the CFS Alert Signals Intelligence Station on Ellesmere Island (where Berlin-based Stankeivich was an artist-in-residence with Canadian Forces) reflects his interest in remote settings, sci-fi and surveillance.
• Polymetis (Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft): Pink Punch v.2 (installation). Courtyard. The New York-based collaborators wrap trees in glowing pink LED rope, highlighting their importance in public spaces.
RICHMOND ADELAIDE CENTRE 130 Adelaide W.
• Reece Terris: Display-Displace (installation). Vancouver's Terris recombines furniture from corporate lobbies, shifting its function from attempts to humanize globalized finance into public art.
• The Everything Company (Jason Gowans, Simon Benedict and Michael Love): Smoke House (performance). Participants keep the fire going in the Vancouver collective's smokehouse by pedalling three bicycles to make smoked salmon that will be served at the night's end.
ROY THOMSON HALL Peter Flemming: FIGHT or fight (sculpture). 60 Simcoe. Quebec artist Flemming's kinetic installation, in which animated fishing rods try to catch a canoe, poses the question "Can machines fight for what they want?"
SCOTIA PLAZA Janet Biggs: The Arctic Trilogy (video). 40 King W. The Brooklyn-based video artist follows a kayaker, coal miner and spelunker into extreme environments, where they get some assistance from performance artists.
SIMCOE PARK Maggie Groat: Free Land (intervention). 240 Front W. Participants become stewards of soil dug from this small park that was once on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, raising questions about colonialism, resource extraction and the repurposing of land.
21 JORDAN ST John Notten: Shrine (sculpture). The Toronto Nuit Blanche regular constructs an alternative cathedral made of garbage bins, a space that's symbolically unclean yet beautiful.
VARIOUS LOCATIONS Simon Frank: Burrman (performance). The Hamilton-based artist pays homage to the Scottish ritual of the Burryman by covering himself in hooked burdock seedpods and wandering through the financial district.
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO Diane Borsato: Your Temper, My Weather (performance). 317 Dundas W. 416-979-6648. One hundred beekeepers suit up and meditate on good weather for the bees, attempting to transform environmental conditions with the power of mind.
ARTS & LETTERS CLUB Tabula Rasa (installation). 14 Elm. 416-597-0223. This performance about human interaction allows participants to converse with strangers.
ARTSCAPE WYCHWOOD BARNS 601 Christie. 416-392-7834.
• Blandford Gates: The Chess Set (installation). Inspired by a Victorian chess set, Gates has sculpted these warlike large-scale game pieces out of metal recycled from farms and garden equipment, kitchen utensils and thrift store finds.
• Lawton Hall: This Place Is No Place (installation/performance). An intermedia installation uses digitally controlled vintage slide projectors and mechanical sounds to create a multi-sensory experience. Hall performs at 9 and 11 pm and 1 am to transform his set-up into a musical instrument.
• Michael Jursic: Voices Of Fire (sculpture). For this kinetic sculpture, viewers sing into a karaoke machine to make the fire in a flame tube dance.
• Sean Procyk: Soniferous Eyes (installation). Procyk gives new life to reclaimed post-consumer products to create an ongoing concert and light show.
BATA SHOE MUSEUM 327 Bloor W. 416-979-7799.
• (R)ed(U)x Lab: Light_Space (installation). Viewers reconfigure and help grow this installation of velcro-covered cubes that contain multicoloured LED lights.
• (R)ed(U)x Lab: Ad Astra (installation). 327 Bloor W. 416-979-7799. This interactive light installation encourages visitors to "reach for the stars" in a changing environment of illuminated spheres.
• (R)ed(U)x Lab: RevitaLight (installation). 327 Bloor W. 416-979-7799. Motion sensors and other responsive technology encourage passersby to engage with an otherwise unused space.
• Bathurst and Fort York Lauren Poon and Abraham Galway: The Other Side Of The Gardiner (installation). Beneath Gardiner Expressway. Two architects transform a space under the contentious raised highway into an inviting and surreal landscape with light, snow and sound.
• Bell Trinity Square Agit P.O.V. (intervention). Bay and Trinity. Presented by Le Labo, the Agit P.O.V. collective combines a 7 LED circuit, an Arduino code, a battery mounted on a bike wheel and a cyclist to illuminate the street with a poetical-political message.
BULTHAUP 280 King E. 416-361-9005.
• KRDW (Kristin Ross and Danielle Whitley): Spatial Construct (installation). Design collective KRDW explores the notion of temporarily constructed space.
• Paulina Wiszowata: Art Objects (Ma Babies) Batch 3 (installation). Wiszowata critiques the idea of herself as an artist by assembling ephemeral art made from the detritus of other artists' work.
CAMH Jennifer Willet: Eco Nuit Parade (performance). 1001 Queen W. The Ontario Science Centre, University of Windsor and bioartist Willet present a parade of phosphorescent performers costumed as nocturnal ecology, leaving CAMH every two hours starting at 9 pm.
CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE LeuWebb Projects: A Touch Of Light (installation). 20 St Joseph. 416-961-6602. The Nuit Blanche regulars' vintage signage marquee with 100 light bulbs provides a visual accompaniment to all-night live piano performances.
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER Robert Scott, Charles Rowland and Ferenc Szabo: Nothing Is Better (video/music/performance). 162 Bloor W. Negative Industries' 25-minute repeated event is a surreal science musical documentary about the condition of man.
COMMERCE COURT Chris Chung: Mouvement Perpétuel (video). King and Bay. Filmmaker Chung explores the illusion of motion in cinema.
DANIELS SPECTRUM Dreaming The Luminous Numinous (installation). 585 Dundas E. 416-392-1038. Make music and witness performances and other events put on by ArtHeart, Regent Park School of Music and Film Festival, Native Earth Performing Arts, Collective of Black Artists and Centre for Social Innovation.
DAVID CROMBIE PARK CORPUS, Jamii and others: Catwalkers (performance). Esplanade and Frederick. This unique catwalk show is designed and staged by artists ad community members in the Esplanade neighbourhood.
DAVID PECAUT SQUARE Robin Tinney: The Trappings Of Power (sculpture). 55 John. Algonquin artist Tinney uses suspended animal traps to represent the government's attempts to control and exterminate aboriginal people.
DEAF CULTURE CENTRE Julia Lee Patterson: Identity In Place (sculpture). 34 Distillery Lane. 416-203-2294. Patterson's sculptures tell stories about deaf identity, including those of Russian deaf children who died in a schoolhouse fire and deaf twins who planted redwoods in BC. Artist talks w/ ASL interpreter at 7:30, 9, 11 pm and 1 am.
DORSEY/HOLME EXPERIENCE Apollonia Vanova: Tailes (sculpture). Digital Media Lab, 67 Portland. Exploring desire, repression and dreams, Vanova weaves bull whips into a structure that is both alluring and terrifying.
DRAKE HOTEL Alex McLeod: Postcards From The Future (installation). 1150 Queen W. 416-531-5042. Interconnected installations on the facade and inside the hotel, which include music and performances, focus on themes of artists' visions of the future.
480 UNIVERSITY Sheilah Wilson: Flags Raised In Hope And Despair (performance). sheilahwilson.com. Ohio-based photography professor Wilson hoists personal messages about emotional states up a flagpole.
401 RICHMOND WEST 416-595-5900.
• Karen Abel, Jessica Marion Barr and Gareth Bate: Indicator (installation). Three installations explore the concept of animal species - birds, bats and bees - whose decline warns us of environmental crisis.
• Built For ART group show. 416-595-5900. Interactive and immersive projects using film, video, installation, performance and social sculpture take over all sorts of unconventional spaces in the arts building.
• Open Studio Gallery Nui Blanc: Knock Off Merchandise Factory (installation). 416-504-8238. Open Studio printmakers create counterfeit commemorative mementos of the evening.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL Kagame Murray: The Illusion Of Linear Time (sculpture). 60 Yorkville (outside front door). A sculpture made of 400 pounds of transparent plastic and 4,000 feet of fibre optic tails is meant as a mnemonic device for a theory about particle physics, time and reality.
GALLERYWEST Rowan Pantel: Paint By Number - A Saskatchewan Landscape (installation). 1172 Queen W. 416-913-7116. The Regina artist makes paint-by-numbers outlines of the geographic features of Saskatchewan with an interactive component.
GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART Shannon Litzenberger and Lorna Crozier: Everyday Marvels (performance). 111 Queen's Park. 416-586-8080. Dance artist Litzenberger has choreographed 16 vignettes based on Crozier's poetry about everyday objects, with a cast of 50 professional and community-based artists.
GLADSTONE HOTEL 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635.
• Fly By Night (installation/performance/projection/sculpture/painting). Many artists, including Amy Ash, Chiho Tokita, Brian Donnelly, Theatre Brouhaha, Jessica Runge and others, create temporary installations and performances in the art hotel.
• JoAnn Purcell and Seneca College: A Collective Nightmare (installation). Seneca illustration prof Purcell and her students help participants remake a segment from the Buñuel/Dali film Un Chien Andalou by making drawings and writing their reactions to the infamous eye-slashing sequence.
HARLEM Danielle Sernoski: 36km: Toronto Alleyway Exploration Project (projection). 67 Richmond E. 416-368-1920. Sernoski presents her meticulous photo documentation of local laneways, shot at 15-step intervals.
JOE FRESH Moss and Lam: The Somnambulist (installation). 589 Portland. Monumental-scale phrases from Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms and Proust's Remembrance Of Things Past sparkle in the store's windows.
JOHN H DANIELS FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE Rodney Hoinkes: Small Data - Lost In The Noise (installation). 230 College. Virtual worlds creator Hoinkes convenes groups of eight people to explore neighbourhood issues like gentrification and intensification in a digital form.
KNIT CAFÉ Salons Des écureuil (installation). 1050 Queen W. 416-533-5648. Iwona Gontarska, Kristin Ledgett, and Kate Austin celebrate Toronto's squirrel population with knitted and felted portraits.
LESLIE L DAN FACULTY OF PHARMACY My Virtual Dream (installation). 144 College. Baycrest Health Sciences and U of T Faculty of Medicine place their virtual brain inside a dome, where participants wearing wireless headsets can converse with the brain, transmit brain waves to live musicians and power visual projections.
MABIN SCHOOL Student Transformations (installation). 50 Poplar Plains. 416-964-9594 ext 0. Students from JK to Grade 6 transform the playground of their private school into a magic forest.
MACKENZIE HOUSE Elizabetgh Greisman, Rae Johnson and Lynn Connell: Convergence - South (installation). 82 Bond. 416-392-6915. Multidisciplinary artists use the historic home and print shop of William Lyon Mackenzie as a site for projects exploring the synergy of art, science and local history.
MAGIC LANTERN CARLTON CINEMA Thrilling Night Cinema!! (video). 20 Carlton. 416-598-2197. Five videos by Canadian and U.S. artists offer unique perspectives on the midnight movie.
METRO HALL Coral Short: Plush (performance). 55 John. 416-397-9887. Wearing a soft sculpture made of stuffed toys, Montreal artist Short wanders the area hugging passersby.
METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH Camellia Koo: Lexicon (installation). 56 Queen E. 416-363-0331. Diversity-promoting literary org Diaspora Dialogues presents this Koo-designed installation employing the top 20 words in its anthology of Toronto writing, which people are invited to use in their own short poems.
MOCCA League, Germain Koh and Department of Biological Flow: The n Games (performance). Courtyard, 952 Queen W. 416-395-0067. This tournament of invented sports put on by Vancouver group League engages the audience in games that test players' creative problem-solving skills.
OCAD U Marc De Pape, Shannon Gerard, Annyen Lam, Andrew Lovett-Barron and Christine Swintak: Gather (installation). 100 McCaul. 416-977-6000. Sculptural, kinetic and data-driven artworks explore the possibility of collapsing the separation of nature and culture.
PROPELLER CENTRE FOR THE VISUAL ARTS 13 (performance/installation). 984 Queen W. 416-504-7142. Gallery artists contribute live and Skyped-in performances and installations exploring the fear and enigma surrounding the number 13.
PUENTE DE LUZ Urban Visuals: Lightbridge (installation). Front W and Portland. Nathan Whitford, Konstantinos Mavromichalis, John Kameel Farah and Sarah Keenlyside combine LED lights and a musical score incorporating sound from space to create a bridge between Earth and the stars.
QUEEN MOTHER CAFE Travis Freeman and Craig Fahner: To Whom It May Concern (constructed situation). 208 Queen W. 416-598-4719. From a tree in Muskoka's Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve, Freeman broadcasts messages texted to 647-499-7544 out to the universe, as well as sending them back to the café.
QUEEN STREET WEST BIA Out Of Site 2013 (interactive/performance). Queen btwn Simcoe and Bathurst. 416-384-2946, queenstwestbia.ca. Earl Miller is the curator for a series of performances, light projections, participatory works and window installations on Queen.
QUEEN'S PARK CRES EAST Laurence Vallières: There Is An Elephant In The Truck (sculpture). At Grosvenor. Montreal artist Vallières's cardboard elephant uses animal imagery to comment on political issues and social behaviour.
ROBERT KANANAJ GALLERY Mike Parsons: The City Of Gears (installation). 1267 Bloor W. 416-289-8855. Parsons depicts Toronto as a giant gear full of unique characters who are anything but bland cogs.
ROYAL BANK PLAZA Alex Kurina and Finlay Braithwaite: Echo Chasm (installation). 200 Bay. This video and sound installation allows people to interact with "echoes" of themselves as they move through a massive chasm of light.
ST MATTHEW'S UNITED CHURCH John Shipman, Clara Shipman and Elisabeth Shipman: Ten Models Of The Universe (installation). 729 St Clair W. 416-653-5711. The full title is Ten Models Of The Universe From The Department Of Household Science And Advanced Proverbs Feat. The Endless Proverb. A 12-hour-long sentence made of 12,000 proverbs from around the world is read from the church pulpit.
ST MICHAEL'S COLLEGE Dufferin-Peel, Durham, Toronto and York Catholic District School Boards: The Doors Of Hope (installation). Brennan Hall, 81 St Mary. A social arts project involving 29 social service agencies and 53 schools celebrates the power of charity and hope.
SCOTIABANK PLAZA Marian Wihak and Martha Griffith: Take A Penny (installation). 40 King W. 416-392-2489. The artists conjure memories associated with the fast-fading copper coin.
SPADINA MUSEUM Radha Chaddah, Barbara Cook, Jewlz Bailey, Jose Ortega and others: Convergence - North (multimedia). 285 Spadina Rd. 416-392-6910. Eleven atmospheric installations by artists and scientists on the grounds of the historic house use light, digital art, painting, sculpture, textiles and music to explore the patterns of nature.
SPANISH CENTRE Geoffrey Shea and Rob King: Seis Segundos De Todo El Mundo (Six Seconds From Everyone) (new media). 46 Hayden. Viewers can interact with a large video screen through social media via their cellphones.
SPOKE CLUB Danilo Ursini: Living Light (installation). 600 King W. 416-368-8448. Italian artist Ursini's installation immerses viewers in a state of perpetual change with video projections, dry ice, sound and live performance.
TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX 350 King W. 416-599-8433.
• Andrew Gunadie and Andrew Bravener: Cringeworthy! The Best Of The Worst Videos Online (film). Audience members join Gunadie and Bravener to provide live commentary for video gleaned from online sources like YouTube and Reddit.
• Colin Geddes, Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski: VHS Fever Dreams (film). This looped visual installation pulls together images from old VHS tapes to explore whether videotape is primed for a nostalgic cultural revival.
• Dylan Reibling: 12 Hour Dolly (film). This film, shot at Nuit Blanche 2011, documents 12 hours of spectators' performances inside a circular dolly track as recorded by a professional film crew.
• In Sequence (film). Eight local artists collaborate on this installation in which audience members watch themselves in real time onscreen, accompanied by musicians and ghostly overlays.
• Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky: Xiluodu Dam At Night (film). This section from Baichwal and Burtynsky's documentary Watermark, about global water issues, focuses on a controversial dam in Yunnan, China.
• Shane Smith and Aliza Ma: Silent Films With Live Instrumental Accompaniment (film). Local musicians improvise live scores to a selection of silent films.
TRINITY SQUARE PARK Clothesline Canopy (installation). 10 Trinity Square. 416-338-2609. Eight artists collaborate on this canopy strung with socks that represent people without adequate housing in Toronto. The socks will be distributed to the homeless after the event.
TTC SUBWAY PLATFORM SCREENTS Marcin Ignac and Lorenzo Oggiano: Drift: Synthesis (video). Short videos of impossible organisms, blurring the boundaries of the natural and the synthetic, play on over 300 screens.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOOLS Give And Take (installation). 371 Bloor W. Students age 12 to 18 transform the facade of UTS into an interactive event that addresses issues of community.
WHITE HOUSE STUDIO Khalid Al Nasser and Nathaniel Addison: PATPONG2000 (installation). 277.5 Augusta. This installation uses Augmented Reality technology to overlay computer-generated info onto a real-time live feed.
H&M Chinedu Ukabam and Gabrielle Lasporte: The (Re)Generator Project (installation). 1 Dundas W. The artists combine batik and African patterns into a multimedia installation that explores the concept of 'RE' (-cycling, -mixing, -invention, etc). Viewers can upload their own inspirations into the installation using hashtags ##regenerator2013, ##HMRegeneration and ##snbto.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 OLD CITY HALL History: Back To Basics. 60 Queen W. Brendan Fernandes, Maggie Groat and Warren Quigley discuss how personal narratives inform their practice with AGO curator Sasha Suda. 7:30-9 pm.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO Modernity: The Rise Of Modern Art. 317 Dundas W. 416-979-6648. Off To A Flying Start curator Ami Barak discusses how work by Nuit Blanche artists Ai Weiwei, Michel de Broin and others celebrates the centenary of Marcel Duchamp's bicycle wheel readymade. 7-11 pm (part of 1st Thursdays, $12-$15).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX Future: Science & Technology In Artistic Expression. 350 King W. 416-599-8433. Claire Ironside, Max Dean and Charles Stankievech talk with TIFF artistic director Noah Cowan about integrating art and science. 12:30-2 pm.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 THE POWER PLANT Curators: Public, Academic And Institution. 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4949. This year's curators, Ami Barak, Patrick Macaulay, Ivan Jurakic and Crystal Mowry, speak with Power Plant director Gaëtane Verna. 2-3:30 pm.