Thursday, October 11, 2012

Aura: The Final Product

OK - As promised, it's time to share some photos from our final installation for Nuit Blanche 2012! Without further delay, here are some shots:

The Aura team would like to thank everyone who came out to give a helping hand throughout the process. Aura really would not have been possible without the support of our many volunteers and faculty advisors. Despite being illuminated for a mere twelve hours, we certainly feel the final product was worth all the hard work. Stay tuned for our next project! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Aura: The On-Site Installation

After recuperating from last weekend's Nuit Blanche events the team is excited to share some photos of the final on-site construction/installation process. With an intensive two day construction process through all hours of the day and night, the team managed to complete the installation just in time. Here are some shots documenting the process:

Filip and Tony waiting for the crosswalk at Church and Gould shipping our framing units to site

In true Nuit Blanche fashion - erecting our framing by moonlight

Our framing in place ready for tarps and panels

As part of the contingency plan, the team decided to install tarps above the structure. This ensured dark conditions inside the alley and kept any chance of rain from affecting the installation.

Due to the tight on-site time constraints, the team was forced to bring in work lights to get the panel assembly started on Friday night

Our trooper volunteers Ariel Cooke and Rachel Law who were our security guards on Saturday morning. Also - a huge thanks to Cassandra Murphy and Gary Luk for sticking it out overnight so the assembly team could get a couple hours sleep. 

Shauna cleaning up all the vinyl tubing mess peeking out from below the panels

Our electrician Andrew completing our final wiring on site

I guess when working 18 hours a day you're bound to have some odd-faced photos of Nick

A peek from above at our overhead segment coming together

The final lighting test once the panels were suspended in place 

Stay tuned for some final Nuit Blanche photos coming in our next post!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

More Coverage on Aura at Nuit Blanche

Can you blame the visitors for their enthusiasm and excitement?

From the Best and Worst of Zone B Nuit Blanche:
"An interactive light tunnel? Sign me up! This was close to being a hit for me, but by the time I rolled through, the installation seemed to have taken a bit of a beating, which seemed to diminish the lighting effects."