nuit blanche TOronto
Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. For one sleepless night, from sunset to sunrise, the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground for a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected public spaces. LUCID was commissioned to exhibit at Site3’s Co-laboratory. Visit nbto.com for more details about the event.
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-proﬁt organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Through engagements that teach a new perception of sound, New Adventures in Sound Art offers the opportunity to educate artists and audiences both locally and abroad. Installation details: naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels/installations/
LUCID was commissioned to run a three day installation during the Science Centre’s peak holiday season. During this exhibit we reached 290 users of all ages. This was our ﬁrst public show that allowed us to successfully reach the full range of age demographic including young children and adults. Our design team created custom interactions to both showcase the fascinating intricacies of the human brain while demonstrating the power psychoacoustics can have on our behaviour.
TEDxYouth@Toronto 2017 is an annual event that brings together Canada’s most innovative thought leaders alongside the GTA’s brightest and most ambitious youth to shift the status quo and bring about meaningful change to beneﬁt our communities. LUCID was commissioned to represent Ryerson University and the Zone Learning initiative at the event. To compliment the inspiring talks at the event, LUCID provided students with an engaging interactive experience to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellness. Visit tedxyouthtoronto.ca for more details.
NIGHT\SHIFT is an annual three day festival that empowers artists, makers, entrepreneurs and organizations to reimagine venues in downtown Kitchener with multidisciplinary visual and performance art, bright ideas and mind-opening interactions. The festival invites contributors and participants to reanimate intriguing pockets of the city core, share rare communal experiences and spark unexpected collaborations. LUCID was commissioned to exhibit at two separate venues during the weekend festival. Visit nightshiftwr.ca/lucid/ for more details.
Maker Festival 2017
The Toronto MakerFestival is an annual celebration of Toronto’s tech, DIY and maker communities. The Festival spans an entire month of over 100 events run by maker spaces, creative organizations and studios across the city. LUCID was invited to set up during their opening weekend at the Toronto Reference Library, an event that brought in over 14,000 visitors. During this event, LUCID piloted an appointment-based system and was fully booked within the early hours of each day. The 4-minute, single-user experience had nearly 200 users in 2 days and the installation received an abundance of documented positive user testimony. Visit makerfestival.ca for details about the event.