Friday, October 1, 2010

Creative Excellence Fridays Nuit Blanche

For our Toronto readers, the 5th annual Nuit Blanche happens this Sat night into Sunday morning. It's an annual celebration of art, both performance and creation. There are a handful of rather bizarre exhibits this year.

Two bizarre standouts...

Bizzaro Exhibit # 1
All Night I Mourned.
This is a great idea. Lie down on a quiet pew in a darkened church and see mourners passing by high overhead. Pick up the CoffinPhone and hear what the mourners are saying about their lost partner, family member, friend.
When I die, I'm definitely taking a laptop and Skype with me to stay in touch.

Bizzaro Exhibit # 2
I cried for you In the weeks leading up to this weekend, ad ad was placed in various Toronto newspapers as follows:
"WANTED: Actors who can cry on cue for a video art piece. Your performance will consist of a 10-minute audition during which you will try to make yourself cry. The audition will be presented live in front of an audience during this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche."

These may seem a bit out there, but that's the beauty of the celebration. An expression of emotion and art. Not unlike what we're all doing every day to wrap a personality and an emotion around a product.

It's the same spirit that inspired commercials like these.

Kiwi Bacon

Nissan Micra

Have a great weekend. As always, your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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