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Fortification for Small Worlds at Nuit Blanche Toronto | Saturday, September 29, 2012

In Coming events on September 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Visual artist Emma Ravindran with Fortification for Small Worlds, which will be in St. Patrick Square Market Park  behind 238 Queen Street West for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012. Nuit Blanche runs from sunset on Saturday, September 29, 2012 until sunrise the next morning.

By West Annex News | This year West Annex News is proud to sponsor visual artist Emma Ravindran’s Fortification for Small Worlds for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012. Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s free city-wide sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art, which begins this Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Ravindran, who resides near College and Ossington, is a graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts and studied fine arts at Concordia University. She describes her installation:

“Trees in this park are wrapped in recreations of ecosystems (from the interiors of caves with their glittering rock formations and mineral deposits, to the dense spots in forests with damp moss and mushrooms), with small creatures scattered throughout.

You may participate by leaving something of yours behind in exchange for an object in the installation. The only condition is that you must leave something if you want to take something, and you must not take anything from the tree itself.

It’s kind of a way of keeping score (what are you willing to give up in exchange for something small?) and kind of a way to share (let’s add to each other’s collections), and kind of a futile attempt to protect some things I hold dear (if I covered you in small sculptures and told people they could take them, as long as they did not touch you, would it work?)”

Fortification for Small Worlds will be in the park is behind St. Patrick’s Market at 238 Queen Street West, between John and McCaul. The park is accessible using the alleyways on either side of the Market. | Image credit Google Street View

Fortification for Small Worlds will be on display at St. Patrick’s Market Square Park, located behind the historic St. Patrick’s Market, 238 Queen Street West.

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