Up the Creek 2014
Transforming the simple poetry of nature into a contrived, virtual experience, this kinetic canoe-sculpture navigated the Toronto’s Simcoe Park at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche ’14.
The night time urban landscape of Toronto makes an unlikely location for a canoe trip. And yet, ‘Up the Creek’ presents a vessel that strangely floats across the city’s concrete rivers on a 12-hour voyage. The canoe seems suspended in a pool of glowing water (2500 water bottles) that gently rise and fall; an ongoing wave generated by the power of this craft’s forward movement.
The canoe picks up passengers and transports them through the night offering the city-dweller a rare opportunity to experience the nostalgia of a quintessential Canadian experience; the wilderness camping adventure.