Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

PARADE curated by Patrick Macaulay

Hybrid Globe, 2013

Suitable for all ages

Thank you to Architectural Science, Ryerson University


Arthur Wrigglesworth - Toronto, Canada
Mohammad Mehdi Ghiyaei - Toronto, Canada
Mojtaba Samimi - Toronto, Canada

Interactive Installation

This project aims to capture the ephemeral aspect of the parade within an interactive artifact: a polyhedral sphere with animated colours and images projected onto its surface. The audience actively participates in the creative process; the composition, density and rhythm of changes to the projections are defined by social engagement.

In this parade, the HYBRID GLOBE becomes a public vehicle for the audience to become participants – to socially interact with others or, as Hannah Arendt puts it, to create a place to “appear to others as they appear to me.”

The pure & powerful geometry of the sphere is both familiar & strange. It is deployed here as an armature for carrying the temporal imaging (& imaginings) that will create a spatial & social experience in the environment that will exist amongst the social participants during Nuit Blanche.

Arthur Wrigglesworth, Architect; MArch, OAA Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson 

Mohammad Mehdi Ghiyaei, Intern Architect; BArch, BA (Philosophy)

Mojtaba Samimi, MArch
Architect/Solarchitect, R.M.M. solarch 



Queens Park Crescent East & St. Joseph Street

This project is outdoors.