Thursday, 22 October 2015

igNIGHT is ready to illuminate Wood Buffalo

 The lights of the 2015 igNIGHT Festival are set to brighten the night sky starting on Friday, October 23. Held in conjunction with the local public art community, the six temporary installations will be placed around downtown Fort McMurray, invigorating public spaces and stimulating the imagination and creativity of Wood Buffalo residents.

“This year’s edition of igNIGHT is a true representation of the beauty, imagination and raw creativity that we hope to inspire,” said coordinator Theresa Jolliffe. “We have been able to collaborate closely with the arts community in Wood Buffalo and are excited for residents to experience this interactive exhibition.”

The igNIGHT installations will be active every evening, creating unique experiences for residents that reinforce community pride. A nightly guided bus tour will leave the Main Bus Terminal (Franklin Avenue and Main Street) at 8 p.m. and run until approximately 10 p.m., with special performances being held on October 23 and October 30.

Pre-register today to ensure a space on the bus:
Performing Arts Tours:
Informative Tours:

igNIGHT 2015 installations:

Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light, by Sarah Beck
Jubilee Plaza
Contemplate the inevitability of change while viewing this time-based piece; it is likely be different each time it is experienced.

The Pool, by Jen Lewin
Jubilee Plaza
Play and create swirling effects of light and colour – imagine a giant canvas where you can splash in the light with others as you jump, bounce and move.

    As We Are Here, by Jeremy Tsang
    Main Bus Terminal (Franklin Avenue and Main Street)
    Contemplate your relationship to the land as the colours and reflections continuously transform.

Tri-Monic, by Stefan Verstappen
MacDonald Island Park
Sing or play the correct musical notes and watch as the installation responds by playing the harmony and providing a synchronized light display.

Untitled, by Kasie Campbell and Keyano       
College Art and Design students
Doug McRae Park, Keyano College
Watch as the notorious raven is brought to life through a myriad of materials and lighting.

Wreck to the Seaman, Tempest to the        
Field by Robert Cram and Nathaniel Wong
Snye Park
Sail in your imagination with this exciting combination of light, kinetic sculpture and sound as they combine to celebrate connectedness, nomadic tendencies and exploration.

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