Nordic Lights

Nordic Lights set to shine at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre

A dazzling light installation is making its way to Toronto’s waterfront beginning Jan. 27. Entitled, Nordic Lights, this free, outdoor light experience will take place at the Harbourfront Centre until Feb. 13, and is the official kick-off to Nordic Bridges, a year-long initiative that fosters cultural exchange between the Nordic Region and Canada.

The event will feature six interactive light installations from artists from Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark and is being co-produced by Oslo’s Fjord Studio. The artworks are part of a global discussion focused on sustainability.

The six Nordic Lights installations include Sense Light Swing, a moving work of art that also doubles as a light fixture to create a spectacular light show when rocked back and forth; CONTROL NO CONTROL, a giant LED cube that reacts to everything that touches it and every movement performed on its surface; and Great Minds, which will feature light work appearing in the form of two brains in dialogue.

Nordic Lights

Nordic Lights attendees can also check out Gorži by Finnish artist, Outi Pieski who has created a poetic sight of cascading, flowing water; Pressure, a piece consisting of a 300-meter long RGB-LED hose shaped like a doodle; and Equinox, which will combine elements of contemporary dance, nu-jazz, and graphics.

The installations will be illuminated from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening and be positioned at different locations along Harbourfront Centre’s 53,000-square-foot outdoor space.

For more info, visit the Harbourfront Centre’s website.

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