October 3rd, 2015 from 8pm to 4am (during Nuit Blanche)
The Queen St. West B.I.A. in association with MuchFACT is pleased to announce its seventh annual all-night exhibition of art and music by Canadian independent artists. Out of Site 2015 features five Nuit Blanche independent projects curated by Earl Miller that consider the themes of technology and participation in public art, and proudly includes a special feature by MuchFACT entitled ON TILT: 30 AIR DANCERS IN A PARKING LOT.
Out of Site 2015 features artwork by several outstanding Canadian independent artists:
1. ON TILT: 30 AIR DANCERS IN A PARKING LOT is a collaboration betweenMuchFACT, and two of the creative minds behind WayHome Music & Arts Festival, painter Charles Bierk and designer Spencer Cathcart. Set to the sights and sounds of MuchFACT funded music videos, the installment has enlisted a troupe of 30 air dancers (more commonly known as ‘those flappy things at used car dealerships’) to bring the night to life, and set the stage for a cosmic dance party that will be funny, and beautifully weird. ON TILT: 30 AIR DANCERS IN A PARKING LOT that will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. located in the Bell Media parking lot at 299 Queen St. West in downtown Toronto.
2. Matt Crookshank, Awesome Cheesecake’s Oracle is a sculptural performance piece. Loosely based on the wise trash heap from Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock, the piece encourages participants to seek advice or listen to sound art from this “sentient heap” containing the performer.
2. Catherine Heard, The Magic Gumball Machine of Fate is an artists’ multiples project that makes art affordable for all. Multiples by local artists are sold for $2 each from Northern Beaver gumball machines in five locations along Queen Street West.
3. Risa Horowitz, real-time-slow-motion (all night sun) is a mesmerizing, technically masterful video loop of the sun, which forms an ironic contrast to the surrounding event that takes place at night.
4. Marc Losier, AUTOTXT is a “printing press” programmed to print a continuous scroll of social media activity about Nuit Blanche 2015 in real time.
5. Michael Yuhasz, Mobile Camera Obscura is a mobile camera obscura designed to carry passengers who will experience the moving image entering the camera obscura through the lens while listening to sound art by Cam McKittrick.
6. Paula John, Automated (Fortune) Teller Machine looks like a normal ATM but instead of dispensing cash, it will dispense fascinating predictions about the future.
Several bars and music venues along Queen West will be serving late (until 4am). Participating venues include: Queen Mother Café, Horseshoe Tavern, Rivoli, Cameron House, BarChef, Hideout, Bovine, Nocturne, Rock Lobster, and Arepa Café.