NIGHT EQUALS DAY, 2008/2009 at Nuit Blanche

Originated as part of LIFT’s “Cinema and Disjunction” commissioned project by Adrian Blackwell

 
Film Installation
Filmed in Regent Park from sunrise to sunset on October fourth 2008, “Night Equals Day” is being projected in City Hall’s council chambers from sunset to sunrise one year later.
 

Originated as part of LIFT’s “Cinema and Disjunction” commissioned project by Adrian Blackwell

 
Film Installation
Filmed in Regent Park from sunrise to sunset on October fourth 2008, “Night Equals Day” is being projected in City Hall’s council chambers from sunset to sunrise one year later.
 
The film was shot at one frame per second with a 35mm film camera mounted on a motorized tripod head, rotating one degree every second, turning one full rotation each hour, capturing twelve daylight panoramas from 7:00am until 7:00pm. The installation is governed by a simple mathematical logic of shutter and pan speeds and the symmetrical relationship between the time of filming and the time of projection. It is intended to raise questions about the temporality of urban renewal and the equality between successive forms of the city’s fabric.
 
The film rotates at the intersection of Sackville and Oak Streets, at the boundary between the neighbourhood built in the 1950s and the construction site of the new buildings which are replacing it. For Nuit Blanche the projection emphasizes relationship between a site, a residential neighbourhood, and a non-site, the virtual space of decision making in the council chambers at City Hall.
 
Adrian Blackwell is a visual artist, architectural and urban designer whose work focuses on the question of equality within contemporary urban development. He is designing the public furnishings for Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square, is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto School of Creativity and Inquiry.
Full bio: http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/bios/adrian_blackwell
 
Suitable for all ages
 
In association with Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
 
Adrian Thank yous:
Ben Donoghue, Charles Bagnell, Karl Reinsalu, Lianna Arwen Hillerup, Vanessa Lam
 
Link on Nuit Blanche website:
http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/exhibition.aspx?zone=A&mapID=12

 

 

 

Saturday 3 October 2009 19:00  

Non-members: FREE
Members: FREE

Location:
Toronto City Hall - Council Chambers (3rd Floor) 
100 Queen Street West 
Toronto ON Canada