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Green Invaders, 2012, Photography by Tom Legrady

Yves Caizergues - Lyon, France

Green Invaders, 2012
Light Installation

116 - Sun Life Financial Tower
150 King Street West

[ selected photographs ]  [ video ]

They‘re green, they‘re angry, they‘re happy, they‘re from the 80‘s and the whole city is their playground. They are the Green Invaders. Inspired by the iconic Tomohiro Nishikado video game, Green Invaders immerses viewers in a light experience where low technology and high technology get mixed together, for an emotional and entertaining reconnection to the beginning of the technological era.

Presented for the first time at Lyon fête des lumières, Green Invaders reconciles Yves Caizergues' interest in video games and his expertise in lighting design through the creation of an army of fluorescent green creatures that will invade Toronto's downtown core. Offering the viewers the possibility to reconnect, in an entertaining way, to a time where the low-tech technology was part of our lives and the practice of saving energy had yet to be thought of.

Artist Biography: Yves Caizergues is a video game enthusiast who creates stage and event lighting as well as outdoor light installations. Caizergues' believes that his task, more than just designing lights, is about transmitting and creating emotions. Having experience with live performance as well as large scale events, he is in a constant state of creation and search for new technologies and how they will aid in transmitting and building stronger emotions within his audience.

Toronto Culture / Soctiabank