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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