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September 28, 2009
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche photo and interview opportunities: Artists put final touches on their projects
Artists are busy assembling their projects for this weekend’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. The following are potential photo and interview opportunities to help preview the event.

Date: Monday, September 28
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Project: sound(e)scape, New Adventures in Sound Art
Location: Toronto Eaton Centre
Interview: Darren Copeland and Nadene Theriault-Copeland
Visual: Sound(e)scape is an installation on ecological themes. The audience is immersed in a sound installation, which they can also interact with, manipulating and changing the sound with their movement. This is a preview of work as part of the Eaton’s Centre Art Speak programming.

Date: Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Project: Bicitycle (Bike City), 2009, Kyohei Sakaguchi
Location: 171 Liberty Street East, Suite 127
Interview: Kyohei Sakaguchi (Artist speaks Japanese, a translator will be present)
Visual: Artist constructs a series of mobile bicycle houses from materials found throughout Toronto.

Date: Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Project Title: inCENTive, Ryerson University, Faculty of Communication and Design
Location: Toronto Eaton Centre
Interview: Carly Benkendorf of Ryerson University, Faculty of Communication & Design
Visual: An installation of thousands of pennies, each inscribed with a wish, on a large board, installed for two days. This is a preview of work as part of the centre’s Art Speak programming.

Date: Wednesday September 30
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Project: The Lost and Found Forest, 2009, Rina Grosman and Jerome McGrath
Location: #1 Atlantic Ave.
Interview: Rina Grosman and Jerome McGrath
Visual: Artists will build a forest of string, interwoven around thousands of nails along a 40-foot long plastic corridor.

Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Project: Beautiful Light: 4 Letter Word Machine, 2009: D. A. Therrien
Location: Podium roof, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Interview: D.A. Therrien
Visual: The artist will test the rigging and lighting of his massive quartz light installation between the two towers of City Hall.
Hardhats, safety boots and glasses are required. Media should bring their own boots. Limited quantities of hardhats and safety glasses will be available at the site (City Hall podium).

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Project: Mobius, Jason Leaver
Location: Toronto Eaton Centre
Interview: Jason Leaver
Visual: Video installation: A man wakes up in a forest not knowing who he is or how he got there. Where does he go? What does he do? It doesn’t matter because he’s trapped in infinity. Mobius is a looping film with no beginning or end, presented on four screens facing one another, each delayed by 25 per cent. Key elements of the story temporally interact with one and other, screen-to-screen as past and future events intersect. This is a preview of work as part of the centre’s Art Speak programming.

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Scoticbank Nuit Blanche Artist Reception
Location: Old Banking Hall, Scotiabank Plaza, 44 King St. W.
Interviews: Chris Hodgson, Scotiabank Executive VP of Domestic Personal Banking
Katharine Harvey, 2008 Scotiabank People’s Choice Award-Winner
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Artists and Curators
Visual: Artist Cathy Gordon, the Bouncing Bride, will perform a follow-up to her last endurance piece On My Knees: a public divorce ceremony, with this light-hearted look at the bright side of divorce.

Date: Friday, October 2
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Project: 10 Scents, 2009, Chih-Chien Wang
Location: Union Station - exterior. Corner of Bay Street and Front Street (lower level)
Interview: Chih-Chien Wang, 514 433-8462 (Artist speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, English)
Visual: Artist will install various materials into portable toilets.

Date: Friday, October 2
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Project: Panel Discussion
Location: In the Atrium in front of Sears at the Toronto Eaton Centre
Interviews: Gregory Elgstrand - curator for Zone A, Katie Bethune-Leamen - artist, Thom Sokolowski - curator for Zone A, Erwin Redl - artist
Visual: This discussion gives the public an opportunity to hear the curators and artists describe their visions for the following night’s events.

Date: Friday, October 2
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Project: Fire and Sausage: Small Mercies, 2009, Tom Dean
Location: Gilead Café, 4 Gilead Pl. (at Eastern Ave.)
Interview: Jamie Kennedy
Visual: Renowned local chef Jamie Kennedy finishes the last batch of a total of 7,000 sausages to be distributed to the public at Tom Dean’s social installation in Liberty Village.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s annual free all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. For one sleepless night the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground, as contemporary art installations are found in unlikely places throughout the city. Also, Toronto museums, galleries, art venues, neighbourhoods and institutions open their doors for one night only - all night long.

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2008 the Bank provided about $43 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. For more information the public can visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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