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Nuit Blanche 2012: Toronto's all-night art festival Special

 End of the World Museum    at Toronto s city hall. Several areas were sectioned off  for displays h...
For one night each year, at the beginning of fall, artists take hold of the city for Nuit Blanche, Toronto's annual dusk til dawn art festival. Apart from welcoming some warmer weather, this year was no exception.
Toronto - From the transformation of city hall into an " apocalyptic museum," to a host of interactive displays, and even a Halloween themed fun house, there was something for everyone.
Standing in line to see one of many exhibits, John W Duncan shared a laugh with friends, as the crowds built to take part in "Aura," an installation located nearby at Ryerson University.
 Aura   a new display held at Ryerson University. One of three displays situated on campus that were...
"Aura," a new display held at Ryerson University. One of three displays situated on campus that were all tied into the school's digital studies program.
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Nuit Blanche  Dundas square. Passer s by could see their reflections in this video powered cube. Mor...
Nuit Blanche, Dundas square. Passer's by could see their reflections in this video powered cube. More interactive displays were nearby, including a scavenger hunt.
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"There wasn't anyone here an hour ago," said Duncan, but added his gratitude for the weather not being so chill as last year's event. "It was held two weeks later than this, that's why," he explained, remembering the harsher weather at last year's event.
Interactive sound display  Ryerson University.
Interactive sound display, Ryerson University.
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Come what may, it would appear Torontonians will let nothing stand in their way, as there are hundreds of exhibits to see and partake in, annually. This year saw over 150, by more than 500 artists.
Share your experience! This large screen displayed live Tweets and photo sharing from Dundas square ...
Share your experience! This large screen displayed live Tweets and photo sharing from Dundas square, steps away from Ryerson University.
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With art being an important part of Toronto life, Nuit Blanche allows the crowds to 'dive in,' in a manner of speaking, as the downtown core gets transformed into a live gallery.
Shadows on the wall.
Shadows on the wall.
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Performance installation. Man solving a rubicks cube.
Performance installation. Man solving a rubicks cube.
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Originating in France, the sunset to sunrise festival was first replicated in Toronto in 2006. It followed an event that started in Paris, in 2002, and brought massive displays of art in public places. Toronto was the first city in North America to replicate the French model.
Hands represent children presenting the rules of palmsimity. Its metaphor shows how society shapes i...
Hands represent children presenting the rules of palmsimity. Its metaphor shows how society shapes individuals.
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Fun house.
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Today, Nuit Blanche is now a global event, with celebrations taking part in many cities all over the world. More pictures from Toronto Nuit Blanche 2012 may be found, here.
Toronto s city hall.
Toronto's city hall.
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More takes from city hall  which was transformed into a museum about the  end of the world.
More takes from city hall, which was transformed into a museum about the 'end of the world.'
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A couple contemplates our technology laiden world.
A couple contemplates our technology laiden world.
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2 comments

#1Oct 6, 2012 Tim Sandle
Some stunning images.
Thank you :)

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