In 1970s, Steve Mann, an inventive mind and technological pioneer, developed the world’s inaugural addressable LED (Light Emitting Diode) light strip. This revolutionary creation not only paved the way for a new era in lighting technology but also empowered thousands of artists with the knowledge to create mesmerizing lightpainting and dynamic persistence-of-vision displays that captivate audiences worldwide.

Fast forward to today, Steve Mann emerges as a distinguished contributor to “Lumière: The Art of Light”, an annual celebration of light as a medium for art. This prestigious and highly anticipated outdoor exhibition is held at Ontario Place Trillium Park, transforming the location into an ethereal realm of luminous artistry that is free for the public to explore and enjoy.

Event Highlights & Features:

  • Exhibition Dates: Now until April 20, 2024, open seven nights a week from sunset to 11:00 PM.
  • Location: Ontario Place Trillium Park, a setting renowned for its breathtaking vistas and tranquil ambiance, serving as the perfect backdrop for the vibrant display of light-based art.
  • Featured Installation: Among the exhibition’s 17 captivating and interactive art installations is Steve Mann’s “Mochoid”. This kinetic light sculpture mesmerizes viewers with its teardrop shape, a result of the interplay between gravity and centrifugal force. “Mochoid” not only showcases Mann’s mastery over light and motion but also serves as a symbolic exploration of technology, society, and sustainability, with a special focus on water conservation through the lens of “Waterhci” (Water-Human-Computer Interaction).
  • Special Activities: Enhance your experience with communal bonfires at the Trillium Park fire pit, available from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM every Friday and Saturday (weather permitting), and exceptionally every night during March Break. These gatherings offer a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests to socialize and reflect on the artworks.

Lumière: The Art of Light invites art enthusiasts, families, and individuals of all ages to immerse themselves in an unparalleled visual journey that illuminates the night with innovative and interactive light-based art. This event stands as a testament to the enduring power of light as a source of inspiration, creativity, and community connection.

Don’t miss this illuminating exploration of art, technology, and nature – all under the starlit sky of Ontario Place Trillium Park.

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Contact Information:
Perry Toone

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