Nuit Blanche at Artexte & the 2-22

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The 2-22 has many Nuit Blanche activities in store for you. Phase 2 of Thierry Marceau’s project, J’aime Montréal et Montréal m’aime (La lumière), a large-scale performative work created specifically for the 2-22, will occupy the enormous exterior glass-walled walkways that look over the mythical corner of Ste. Catherine and St. Laurent. With its continuous movement of performers through this space, La lumière‘s primitive, almost animal-like choreography recalls the movement of insects, and reflects on the attractive quality of light.

At Artexte, Daniel Canty‘s latest novel and exhibition titled Bucky Ball, will be on view. Developed over the course of his research residency at Artexte during the fall of 2013, Bucky Ball is a memory chamber that draws on Canty’s many tangential connections to the Expo 67 site on Ile-Ste-Hélène, and in particular, Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller’s geodesic dome.

For Nuit Blanche, Daniel Canty will present two readings from his book, Bucky Ball.

And this night only, two documentary shorts on Expo 67, produced by the National Film Board of Canada:

Objectif : EXPO 67 (1967, William Brind, 8 min 21 s, no dialogue)
Le Pavillon du Canada (1967, Marc Beaudet, 18 min 58 s, in French)