Nuit Blanche Event: Stills in Motion

Ottawa's very first Nuit Blanche will take place on September 22nd, 2012. An all-night event celebrating art and culture, it is no surprise that Festival X, Ottawa's biannual festival celebrating photography, will be taking part in exciting events of the evening.

Festival X's participation in Nuit Blanche will take form in an exciting event at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, which is also functioning as X Central for the entirety of Festival X. Stills in Motion is an exploration into the interaction between the still and the moving image, and their relationships with sound.

The artists in Stills in Motion will explore the relationships that exist between the moving and the still image. These 7 local and national artists will present their interpretations on both the theme of Stills in Motion and the broader theme of Nuit Blanche, Life is Beautiful. Omar Rivero and Jennifer Stewart's Carousel 006, uses an analog projector to bring together digital collage and experimental music. Alli Asudeh's piece shares her personal love letters from a breakup. Other participating artists include Theo Palmus, Pierre–Luc Clément, Andrew Carson, David Montgomery and Olivia Johnston. Working in a range of media, this distinct group of artists will have work projected on a number of screens placed throughout Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. The use of audio will also play a role in this group of works, with each artist encouraged to use a sound component in their presentation.

Looking forward to seeing you at this exciting collaboration between Festival X and Nuit Blanche. Stills in Motion will no doubt be one of the highlights of Nuit Blanche 2012.
 Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
 Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts - Kildare Room + Church, 310 St. Patrick Street