I experienced this piece tonight in a completely serendipitous way! (That's spiritual talk for unplanned.) It made the start of 2010 extra special for me. It's a permanent installation of LED lights beneath the Gardiner Expressway that illustrates what water levels looked like in Ontario many years ago. The flashing lights are accompanied by recordings of waves crashing on Lake Ontario's shore. It was a little piece of peace in the middle of condo zombie land. Magical, ambitious and clever: my favourite kind of art.

by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak
photos via spacing

1 comment:

  1. It's so rare that such gems ever appear out here in Toronto. I really wish that more people used public spaces more thoughtfully such as this. This could have worked in any other building, but using the underpass of a bridge is really neat.