The Queen St. West B.I.A. is pleased to announce its 8th annual all-night exhibition of art and music by Canadian independent artists, happening on October 1st 2016 from 8pm to 4am during Nuit Blanche.
Out of Site 2016 will showcase projects curated by Earl Miller that consider the theme of “play”, featuring artwork by several outstanding Canadian independent artists and collectives:
1. Mike Hansen
Itch - invites the audience to play the role of DJ in an improvisational free-for-all with multiple turntables that enables a utopia of chaos and cacophony. “I am the DJ, I am what you play.”
2. Nathalie Quagliotto
Maturity Equilibrium - a playground installation with modified vintage see-saws from the 1960s. Seating four people, the see-saw game requires players coordinating balance with strangers to keep the game going.
3. Robert Hengeveld and Marcia Huyer
AMPED - a collaborative project between Marcia Huyer and Robert Hengeveld comprising a massive all-in-one garden party rock mounted on a trailer. The pounding audio is accompanied by plumes of smoke cut by disco lights.
4. Genevieve Thauvette
The End Is Nigh - ten dinosaurs warn us of an impending doom they know too well. Holding signs and carrying sandwich boards declaring “The End is Nigh,” these dinos stomp along Queen Street West to spread the word.
5. Anandam Dancetheatre (Teresa Ascencao, Alan Major and Brandy Leary)
Water Portals - a series of durational artworks activated by live dancers’ bodies beneath a veil of artificially-generated water ripples. At once nostalgic and futuristic, it hovers between illusion and sensual reality.
Art and Entertainment thrive on vibrant Queen West, the historic area that has spearheaded Toronto’s trendsetting culture, and bourgeoning subcultures, for decades. Known for its mixture of fashion shops, galleries and indie music bars, Queen West has become a major shopping district while retaining its unconventional roots, and is a world-renowned hub day and night.
Several venues along Queen St. West will also be participating with additional art and offering extended hours of service until 4 AM: Nocturne, Bovine Club, Barchef, The Hideout, Tortilla Flats, Cameron House, The Rivoli, The Horseshoe Tavern, Cube, Queen Mother Café, and Wild Wing.