Nuit Blanche 2017: Impulse + Loop

  • Tim Schneider

  • Tim Schneider

This year’s Nuit Blanche, held September 23-30, took the form of an interactive art playground of light, energy, and music called Impulse + Loop. Set up on 96 Street at the future site of Kinistinâw Park (between 102A Avenue and 103 Avenue), Impulse + Loop consisted of six booths that people could sit in and row (Loop) and 15 large seesaws that glowed and emitted a sound (Impulse).

The playground, which appeals to both children and adults, made its debut at Montreal’s Luminotherapie festival in 2015.

Nuit Blanche began in Paris in 2002 and since then has spread to cities across the world. Edmonton’s first Nuit Blanche, held in 2015, was an all-night contemporary art event held in and around Churchill Square. It featured more than 30 artworks that attracted over 50,000 attendees. Because of reduced funding, this year’s Edmonton Nuit Blanche was a much smaller version presented in conjunction with Edmonton’s first Design Week.

Photos by Paula E. Kirman

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Teresa Spinelli Receives Alumni Award  – Italian Centre owner and McCauley resident Teresa Spinelli received an Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta on September 25. She is pictured receiving the award from University of Alberta President and Vice Chancellor David H. Turpin. Akemi Matsubuchi Photography

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Viphalay Celebrates 10 Years in McCauley – Lily Mounma of Viphalay cuts a cake during the restaurant’s celebration of its tenth anniversary of its McCauley location at the end of September. The restaurant is located at 10724 95 Street. Janis Irwin

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