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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Toronto Canada 2013
[Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2006 to 2013]

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Arthur Wrigglesworth - Toronto, Canada
Mohammad Mehdi Ghiyaei - Toronto, Canada
Mojtaba Samimi - Toronto, Canada

HYBRID GLOBE, 2013
Interactive Installation

75 - Queens Park Crescent East & Wellesley Street West

[ photographs ]  [ video ]

This project aims to capture the ephemeral aspect of the parade within an interactive artifact: a polyhedral sphere with animated colours and images projected onto its surface. The audience actively participates in the creative process; the composition, density and rhythm of changes to the projections are defined by social engagement.

In this parade, the HYBRID GLOBE becomes a public vehicle for the audience to become participants – to socially interact with others or, as Hannah Arendt puts it, to create a place to “appear to others as they appear to me.”

The pure & powerful geometry of the sphere is both familiar & strange. It is deployed here as an armature for carrying the temporal imaging (& imaginings) that will create a spatial & social experience in the environment that will exist amongst the social participants during Nuit Blanche.

Arthur Wrigglesworth, Architect; MArch, OAA Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson

Mohammad Mehdi Ghiyaei, Intern Architect; BArch, BA (Philosophy)

Mojtaba Samimi, MArch
Architect/Solarchitect, R.M.M. solarch



Thank you to Architectural Science, Ryerson University


Toronto Culture / Scotiabank