Ocean

Nuit Blanche 2016, Toronto, Canada

Ocean makes a turbulent environment that transforms the rotunda of Toronto’s City Hall. A constantly-changing canopy of recycled textiles evokes vast, unstable forces, where brilliant bursts of light alternate with dark, surging movements and intense waves of immersive sound. A dense aggregation of raw recycled textiles from H&M’s recycling program is transformed into an enriched, intricate canopy, evoking the emergence of life in primal ocean environments from unconscious realms into living form. This deeply immersive installation questions the hardened boundaries of traditional architecture and evokes self-generation, renewal and adaptation.

The work has been developed with Waterloo’s Living Architecture System Group and sound designer Salvador Breed.

Ocean

  • Philip Beesley
  • Gabriella Bevilacqua
  • David Kadish
  • Pedram Karimi
  • Adam Francey
  • Sal Miranda
  • Reza Nik

Collaborators

  • Salvador Breed

LASG Studio

  • Alice Choupeaux
  • Joey Jacobson
  • Anne Paxton
  • Jordan Prosser
  • Tania Thompson
  • Elisabeth Van Overbeeke
  • Darcie Watson
  • Alex Willms

Toronto Production

  • Lakech Abegaz
  • Chinami Abiru
  • Cindy Acker
  • Azan Ahmadi
  • Fahmina Ahmed
  • Gizem Akman
  • Tala Alatassi
  • Hala Al-Hadeethi
  • Amr Alzahabi
  • May Cheryll Amada
  • Pouria Amidi
  • Cierra Andrews
  • Daniel Antonucci
  • Danielle Aquino
  • Susan Avishai
  • Shah Bano
  • Kim Bartnik
  • Joanne Bugeya
  • Britney Bullock
  • Katelyn Buote
  • Kiki C.
  • Edison Chai
  • Nadia Chan
  • Carlos Chin
  • Candy Choi
  • Won Young Choi
  • Tina Chong
  • John Chow
  • Rida Batool
  • Jilhan Bin Salim
  • Dia Bishop
  • Hardeep Bubbra
  • Teng Chow
  • Bobbi Cohen
  • Sinem Cokak
  • Miranda Corcoran
  • Nicole Crozier
  • Marjorie Cruz
  • Kathryna Cuizon
  • Saloni Das

  • Rafael De Almeida
  • Elaine DiGiorgio
  • Rachael Dodgson
  • Melinda Doherty
  • Hadi El Shayeb
  • Vicky Eliopoulos
  • Rhee Fabico Pe
  • Niki Farfel
  • Joanne Fernandes
  • Sandra Finkler
  • T’mikah Fridal
  • Yirui Fu
  • Maria Garbuz
  • Arnav Garde
  • Dimah Ghazal
  • Andrea Gomez
  • Victoria Gonzalez
  • Andrew Good
  • Landers Gordon
  • Lamis Haggag
  • Jingjing Han
  • Jiyeon Han
  • Zico He
  • Sue Hemati
  • Akay Hendricks
  • Kathleen Hill
  • Isabella Himmel
  • Adrienne Ho
  • Avis Ho
  • Christopher Ho
  • Courtney Ho
  • Iris Ho
  • Emily Hong
  • Shin-you Hou
  • Yuan-Siang Huang
  • Yvonne Huang
  • Muda Iqbal
  • Gillian Jade
  • Komal Jamal
  • Saba Jeehan
  • Kadianna Johnson
  • Tian Ju
  • Sahar Kalali Moghhdam
  • Maya Kamran
  • Aliya Karmali
  • Hasibur Khan
  • Rana Khan
  • Jaewon Kim
  • Minyoung Kim
  • Wooyeong Kim
  • Michelle Kong
  • Topher Kong
  • Jeffrey Kwok
  • Nidhi Lad
  • Chun Lam
  • Kelvin Lam
  • Shuraine Lamunu
  • Bink Lee
  • Janice Lee
  • Rani Lee
  • Samantha Lee
  • Yeonjoo Lee

  • Anna Lentochnikova
  • Pat Lescano
  • Patricia Lescano
  • Derek Li
  • Haina Li
  • Karen Li
  • Mikayla Li
  • Shirley Li
  • Xiangyu Li
  • Constance Liang
  • Sophie Lim
  • Castro Lima
  • Danjing Lin
  • Ruiye Liu
  • Heather Long
  • Yu Lu
  • Lina Lum
  • Dier Luo
  • Vasili Lykesas
  • Maria Maria
  • Gino Marocco
  • Camila Mascarenhas
  • Stacey McMillan
  • Ariadne Menteiro
  • Adria Mirabelli
  • Nazanin Mirsharifi
  • Iman Mohamed
  • Eve Moir
  • Zuleyka Mora
  • Mollify Moyo
  • Agata Mrozowski
  • Christine Nakatsu
  • Neda Nassiri
  • Rohini Natarajan
  • Safa Naveed
  • Pamela Neblett
  • Thuy Nguyen
  • Sally Nicholson
  • Arlette Noronha
  • Kaori Okuda
  • Joanna Oon
  • Elif Ozxelik
  • Vimala Panday
  • Adriana Pansera
  • Anna Peng
  • Tatjana Petkovic
  • Jordana Plotnick
  • Adele Ponty
  • Gigi Poon
  • Lauren Prousky
  • Emily Pyatt
  • Laraib Qasim
  • Celina Qiu
  • Gianina Ramos
  • Natalie Richard
  • Levy Rodriguez Suarez
  • Karla Roman Susto
  • Meghan Ross
  • Saman Salman
  • Marina Sapozhnikova
  • Sinthu Sathananthan
  • Camille Satten
  • Negar Shakouri

  • Golmaz Shekari
  • Jessie Sheng
  • Diana Si
  • Aleksandra Simic
  • Karrissa Singer
  • Priyasha Singh
  • Mark Stewart
  • Ye Tao
  • Maurena Taylor
  • Mariuxi Tomala Barrera
  • Kenny Tran
  • Yen Trinh
  • Detia Tungga
  • Alexandra Uy
  • Lisa Vanderwyk
  • Mimi Vaughan
  • Simon Veal
  • Deanna Vespa
  • Judi Vu
  • Susanna Wallis
  • Ziai Wang
  • Andrew Wei
  • Camila Wong Bustamente
  • Dossie Wu
  • Zhiwen Wu
  • Annie Xu
  • Ning Xu
  • Bessie Yang
  • Ellis Yang
  • Lu Yang
  • Tracy Yang
  • Brenda Yao
  • Janice Yi
  • Yisu Yu
  • Celine Yuan Li
  • Nigina Zamir
  • Julia Zapton
  • Becky Zhang
  • Minxin Zhang
  • Ziwei Zhang
  • Kiki Zhao
  • Lola Zhao
  • Garbo Zhu
  • Teya Zuzek