Heavenly Bodies; Illuminated rocket

Heavenly Bodies AKA MAF Unit 0 is a 16’ tall 6’ diameter, steel and illuminated resin, rocket planetarium. Its cosmic patterns seek to connect us to our origins. Mystery, Connection, Awe, Beauty, and Disequilibrium. Scientists tell us that everything our physical bodies is made of was once a star. This concept illuminates the connections between ourselves and our environments. We are but a small part of a huge system. This installation provides an opportunity to connect three dimensionally with our origins; it possesses the alchemic visual power to transport the viewer back into their heavenly bodies; to become “star stuff”.


Heavenly Bodies; Illuminated rocket is an Illuminate The Night project of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg funded by our Producing Partner Winnipeg Arts Council.

RUN FOR YOUR LITE

A human sized hamster wheel that powers a forge? This crazy idea was born out of a conversation between the owners of two custom design build shops; Cloverdale Forge, who utilizes traditional blacksmithing techniques to hand forge iron and steel and Wood Anchor, a company dedicated to giving new life to locally harvested trees and reclaimed wood. When makers connect the wildest ideas become brilliant realities. Come run the distance and ‘Run for Your Lite.’ Your human power will be pumping up the bellows of the blacksmith forges so they can make the anvil ring.


Lampster is an Illuminate The Night project of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg funded by our Producing Partner Winnipeg Arts Council.

The St. Boniface Bicycle Drive-In

The St Boniface Bicycle Drive In is an old time drive-in movie theatre — for bikes. Participants ride up and watch movies by the river, in Parc Joseph Royal across the street from the St Boniface Library, during Nuit Blanche. The projector runs from a bicycle-powered generator, which viewers take turns pedaling. The films are short films by local and Quebec filmmakers, exploring the theme of energy and illumination. Like the drive-ins of the past, the St Boniface Bicycle Drive In is a place for people to gather and socialize while they watch movies in the dark.

 


The St. Boniface Bicycle Drive-In is an Illuminate The Night project of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg funded by our Producing Partner Winnipeg Arts Council.
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Hand of the Machine

There are machines that live underground. Thousands of kilometres below our cities, they rest their weary feet on the boiling hot bedrock at the centre of the earth and manipulate our societies with a delicate touch. They have not shown themselves to human beings until now, the hand of one of these machines will emerge from the earth for just a few hours, giving us a chance to flip the status quo and take control back, subjecting the machine to our whims for once.
Hand of the Machine is a massive mechanical installation piece, it invites interactivity from viewers and encourages engagement as a group. It will take place on the lawn of the Millennium Library for the duration of Nuit Blanche, after which it will recede back into the earth where it resides.

Hand of the Machine is an Illuminate The Night project of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg funded by our Producing Partner Winnipeg Arts Council.
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Moon (Picnic) II

Moon (Picnic) II includes a large, spherical, illuminated moon, and a fog machine and the installation will be activated with performances throughout the night.

The public is encouraged to bring gently used blankets to activate and define the space and leave behind as a donation for a local charity, Main Street Project, that serves the needs of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable residents.

Attendees are encouraged to interact, perform and activate the installation throughout the evening, in-between scheduled programming. Moon (Picnic) was first commissions and exhibited by the Lake Country Art Gallery in (Lake Country, BC) and was activated throughout the summer into the fall by opera singers, pianists and spoken word poets.


Moon (Picnic) II is an Illuminate The Night project of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg funded by our Major Partner The Forks.


Gently used blankets for this installation will be donated to Main Street Project.

Muisiriún Illuminé

A combination of both French and Irish language, Muisiriún Illuminé is an interactive art installation created by Manitoba artist, Dan Dorge. What originally started as an idea in a garage, this several year long project culminated into an illuminated mushroom that stands a towering ten feet tall with a grass turf covered base to transport the audience to a woodland-like atmosphere in any environment. From base to mushroom cap, over 750 unique LED lights fill the mushroom and illuminate the piece with a beautiful flow of colour and rhythm. Muisiriún Illuminé can be seen from near and far, hailing a curious audience to experience its mountainous, nature-inspired beauty.


Moon (Picnic) II is an Illuminate The Night project of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg funded by our Exclusive Beer Sponsor Little Brown Jug.

CONTROL NO CONTROL

CONTROL NO CONTROL is an interactive LED sculpture that invites the audience to use their hands and body to act on its audiovisual patterns. Presented as a stranding monolith, simple geometric forms repeat to create patterns that are in constant movement as they wait for interaction. When someone approaches the monolith and touches the surface, the patterns react re-configuring its sound and visual properties allowing the person, or many, to create their own new patterns. As  people explore different gestures and how the sculpture reacts to them, one can question – who is controlling who.

Cette installation de l’artiste québécois Daniel Iregui marie joyeusement la fascination de tous pour les lumières éclatantes, le son et l’interactivité. De ses mains, ses bras ou son corps en entier, l’utilisateur de CONTROL NO CONTROL est invité à interagir avec l’oeuvre et à en modifier le paysage sonore et lumineux. La volonté de l’artiste est de perturber l’état d’équilibre de l’espace public en invitant l’utilisateur de l’oeuvre à y bouger et à s’y comporter différemment, ainsi qu’à interagir avec ceux et celles qui l’entourent. L’installation permet ainsi d’expérimenter, de manière ludique, la façon dont nos actions peuvent modifier notre environnement, et comment l’autre répond à ces modifications. Le résultat est un constant dialogue entre le son et l’image, entre la lumière et le mouvement, entre soi et les autres.

 


Control No Control is a feature project of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg funded by our Producing Partner Winnipeg Arts Council.