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One of the best things about participating in an event like Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau is being part of such an amazingly gifted group of artists. We were blown away by the awesomeness of last year’s work, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what everybody has come up with this year!

Looking over the program for this year’s event we’ve found a few pieces that we’re quite excited about and we thought we’d take a moment to share our picks with you. We definitely think all of these are particularly worth checking out!

i) 99 Red Beacons, a roaming display by Britta Evans-Fenton

99 Red Beacons

Britta Evans-Fenton’s Bright Smiles was one of our favorite installations from last year’s event, so we’re really excited about her presentation for 2013. 99 Red Beacons is a roaming display that blends interactive commentary, communications theory, and 80’s nostalgia with 99 blinking red balloons.  Now really, how cool is that, right?  We’re kind of disappointed that we won’t have the chance to walk around with one of the balloons ourselves, but we hope that some of the roamers will stop by our installation to say hello!

ii) Cyclotrope Circus by A. Megan Turnbull at Arts Court and Grounds

Cyclotrope Circus

We’re pretty exited about A. Megan Turnbull’s Cylotrope Circus event at Arts Court. We like the idea of looking to the past to make something cool for the future, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what they’ve come up with!

iii) Lemonjellow Luminaries by Lemonjellow

Lemonjellow Luminaries

We’re quite looking forward to seeing Luminaries by Lemonjellow which promises to bring together installation art and dance in a uniquely uplifting and inspiring way. We’re up for that!

Needless to say there are tons of other things happening at NBOG that look fabulously awesome, and we hope to share more of our picks with you in the next few days.

In the meantime, be sure to let us know if you have any suggestions that we shouldn’t miss!

Rik and Deane


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One of the most exciting aspects of being part of a large artistic event is the opportunity to discover other artists that you may not have heard of otherwise.  We’re really looking forward to seeing some of the other work that’s going to be presented at Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012, and we’re very excited about making contact with other like-minded folks to talk to them about PVC tubing. But why wait until September 22nd to start looking around?  We thought we’d get the ball rolling by sharing some of the interesting things we’ve found browsing the NBO 2012 website, and let you know about what we’re interested to see…

Candy Chang - Before I Die...

Candy Chang is one of the other artists presenting her work at the SAW Gallery where our installation is being shown.  Her interactive piece Before I Die… encourages viewers to share their feelings with the world in a public setting.  We’ve always appreciated the idea of participatory art and the idea of blurring the lines between audience and involvement, and Candy’s work really captures that idea succinctly and effectively.  We’re quite looking forward to sharing a space with her!

Bright Smiles by Britta Evans Fenton and Darcy Whyte

We’re really looking forward to seeing Bright Smiles by Britta Evans Fenton and Darcy Whyte! As the audience walks into the space, their individual smiles will activate an array of glowing crystal on the ceiling, effectively proving “that a bright smile can light up a room“.  Presenting at M10 Artscourt (2 Daly Ave), Bright Smiles is a fascinating piece that we’re very excited to see.

Greta Grip Knitted QR Codes

We’re fascinated by the idea of Greta Grip’s hand knitted QR code display at Twiss & Weber (177 Armstrong Street).  The blend of technology and fibre art is most interesting and we can hardly wait to see it in progress!

We’ll let you know about some more of the installations and shows that will be part of NBO 2012 as we get closer to the actual night, but feel free to let us know about anything you come across that catches your eye, we’d love to hear about it!

Rik and Deane/SubZeroArts

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