White Loop on show at Nuit Blanche Toronto
[photo by Danielle O'Hanley]
Saturday, October 1, 2011 – 7pm till sunrise
Location: Corner of Queen St. W and Dunn Ave
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto
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White Loop is a sound installation that explores and infiltrates the collective unconscious of a neighborhood through the noise generated by 100 dream stories.
Visitors to the installation enter this unusual gallery, a rental truck, where they encounter a sound landscape similar to white noise – a signal that contains all human-perceivable audio frequencies at once and causes the brain to stop focusing on individual sound sources. The sound of 100 voices speaking simultaneously – retelling their dreams – is a natural source of white noise. As the cognitive brain chooses to ignore the noise, the unconscious is free to perceive and interpret the hidden words. White Loop filters stories originating from the unconscious – the dreams of the collective – subliminally back into the unconscious of the visitors. Dreams are sent into a feedback loop that escapes the attention of the conscious mind.
Like Parkdale itself, this gallery in a truck is a space of migration, a layering of stories, history, and an encounter with the dreams of ones family, friends, neighbours, and strangers.
White Loop is produced by Nick Hutcheson (CAN), Mara Marxt (AUT) and Eva Schindling (AUT).
Nick Hutcheson is a Toronto based producer with a passion for live events, collaboration and stories. His writing has been performed on stage and published in magazines. Nick most recently production managed Hooked at Toronto’s Summerworks after staging it in over 20 houses around Toronto. Other recent projects include coordinating The New Yorker at Luminato and founding the arts collective, Siding Project.
Mara Marxt is a curator driven by transforming concepts into realization, drawing on her background as an artist and designer. Her work focuses on the creative mediation between the art work, the artist and the audience.
Eva Schindling is a new media artist and creative technician practicing in the interdisciplinary zone between art, science, technology and design. Driven by a fascination for the emergence of complexity and the nature of reality she uses code, sculpture, electricity and visuals to show the beauty and mystery of the fundamental truths that constantly surround us but are rarely seen. Her work has been shown at the Japan Media Arts festival, Hong Kong’s Museum of Art, Finland’s Live Herring exhibition, the Pixxelpoint festival in Slovenia and the Ars Electronica.