Monday, October 10, 2011
Nuit Blanche 2011
In retrospect this might have been a mistake as it made us feel less connected to the whole experience. However we still had fun wandering around the downtown core that was abuzz with energy. From what we saw, there were some highlights:
real match on YouTube, I think the Nuit Blanche performance would have been more exciting if they had recreated the spirited commentary from one of the sports channels that reported the tie-breaker at the time.
Regretfully we missed some really interesting exhibits which required long lineups to even get close to the action. One was Intensity, where you line up to get into a "luxury condo presentation centre". Once inside, you are asked to stick your head through a hole where you end up as a part of "tent city", highlighting the vast gap between the rich and poor in Toronto.
a video someone posted of what the experience was like and it seemed extremely cool!
I miss the early years where you could just waltz up to a Nuit Blanche project any time through the night and take part in it. Next year, we're going to change our strategy. Instead of planning a route to try to maximize what we can see in an evening (equivalent to one of those bus vacations where you visit 11 countries in 9 days), we will make sure we start at the most promising ones, before the huge lineups form. And maybe we'll take the time to actually wait for a few more exhibits so that we can feel more engaged and at one with the art.