The stay-at-home order is behind us and we’re all looking for something safe to do out and about in the city. Lo and behold, a brand new art installation by the name of Luminosity is coming to Queen Street East, just in time for us to really enjoy this weather.
Brought to you by Beach Village BIA, Luminosity will take over Queen Street between Neville Park Boulevard and Coxwell Avenue. The socially-distanced setup will allow for people to explore 8 different installations that act as ‘a light at the end of the tunnel’ of COVID-19. Man, we love the sounds of that!
Beginning Saturday, March 13th, you’ll be able to head on down to the Beach neighbourhood for Luminosity, a celebration of light, art, and community. So, what can you expect from the installations? Let’s take a look.
Chris Foster, Beacon Silo, Toronto, ON
This installation will feature a custom-built silo structure that will act as both a light house and a disco ball, and bears resemblance to silo forms you can find around southern Ontario.
88 Keys of Lights by Kristyn Watterworth and Edward Platero, Toronto, ON
Want to see this installation come to life? Well, you can! With help from a Raspberry Pi Micro computer tracking interactions on @MakeWaves.TO, you can just upload a picture on social media and you’ll be able to fully experience the magic of 88 Keys of Light.
Chee-Win, Jungle Ling, Toronto, ON
At nearly six feet tall, this one will be pretty impressive. It’s constructed entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials from Toronto’s demolished buildings, so you’ll be seeing a human figure built from Toronto’s past. Very cool.
Headlights by Collective Memory , Toronto, ON
Want to see something clever? Check out Headlights by Collective Memory, where a bunch of inanimate objects have found each other in these dark times will still safely practicing physical distancing.
Out from Under the Shadows, Bryan Faubert, Calgary, AB
A Calgary artist is behind this Luminosity Toronto piece, which ‘focuses on our lack of real, authentic connections due to our social distancing measures created by this pandemic.’ Dang, this one will hit home.
Sharing the Love, Thelia Sanders Shelton, Toronto, ON
After 2020, we could all use a little more love. That’s a little easier thanks to Sharing the Love, an installation that will feature a driftwood sculpture with an illuminated heart.
Sugar Mountain, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, Toronto, ON
This one is called Sugar Mountain, so do we really need to explain it for you to be interested? These lantern-based sculptures use food in their installation as a way to connect cultures and people. After all, we all love to eat.
Light Tree, Opus Art Projects , Toronto, ON
Light Tree is exactly what it sounds like, but looks even better than you’d imagine. With thousands of feet of ‘glowing, colour-changing fiber optic cable’ coming down from the branches, viewers will be feeling the love coming right down to them.
Where: Queen Street East from Neville Park Boulevard and Coxwell Avenue
When: March 13th until April 11th