Winter Stations returns to Toronto Beaches this February
Winter Stations returns to Toronto Beaches – The 6th Annual Winter Stations celebrating Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape gets underway on February 17 and runs until the end of March. The extensive exhibit features temporary public art installations including displays from all the winners of the 2020 Winter Stations International Design Competition in 2020.
Winter Stations is an international design competition and exhibition held annually along Toronto’s beaches. The popular competition and exhibition began in 2014 as a collaboration between RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio.
See this year’s winner, “Noodle Feed” by iheartblob from Vienna, Austria will be one of the installations featured at The Beaches Winter Stations. The Instagram post by winter.stations says it “goes beyond physical senses and creates a shared augmented reality environment where people can interact in new ways and consider that the world is much more than we perceive.”
According to their post, an app allows visitors to leave digital traces of their time at the installation including photos stories and drawings that can be seen by other visitors to the physical space.
Other winning art installations featured at Winter Stations 2020 were entrants from Scotland, Spain, and Toronto’s own Centennial College entry entitled “The Beach’s Percussion Ensemble.”
The Toronto installation “consists of three structures of varying sizes formed of a series of stacked wooden rectangular prisms laid out in a circular shape around a giant steel drum.
“Where the prisms overhang, metal bells of varying shapes and sizes will hang. Some of the structure’s prisms might also be made into steel drums. The elements of the lake’s environment will release the bells’ sound like a wind chime. Visitors can use sticks chained to the structure to play along with the sounds produced by the lake’s elements. Graffiti artists will also be invited to tag the structure,” according to the Winter Stations online guide.
Public art installations affixed to the lifeguard stands along Ashbridges Bay, east to Balmy Beach.
Dates: February 17th – March 30th, 2020
Venue: The Beaches – From Woodbine to Victoria Park along the Waterfront
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