Scotiabank Nuit Blanche


Ad Astra, 2013

Suitable for all ages

Bata Shoe Museum & [R]ed[U]x Lab:

Ad Astra

[R]ed[U]x Lab:
Neveen Abdel-Aal - Designer - Toronto, Canada
Ryan Giuricich - Toronto, Canada
Jamie Kwan - Toronto, Canada
Kevin Pu - Toronto, Canada
Setareh Shams - Toronto, Canada
Helena Skonieczna - Toronto, Canada
Sandra Wojtecki - Toronto, Canada

Light Installation

Sic itur ad astra; ‘thus you shall go to the stars’. Representing a curiosity for what is beyond and cannot be reached, the installation both literally and conceptually takes the idea of ‘reaching toward the stars’ and transforms a small space into an immersive and ever-changing interactive environment. Ambiguously glowing from within the building, visitors are immediately provided the opportunity to experience a surreal infinite environment completely engrossed by illuminated spheres. Encouraged to reach towards the lights, interaction triggers change in luminous intensity and quality, resulting in an atmosphere of quiet serenity and fragility, and transporting the visitor into an artificial night sky.

Additional support from:
Marcelle-Andree Carneiro - Engineer
& Mike Tai - Music Producer & Ryerson University.


Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West (Enter through main entrance on Bloor Street West.)

This project is indoors.