On October 5th, LFDT will present Moriyama’s Continuum as part of Nuit Blanche, Toronto, 2019. This immersive sound, video and performance project invites you to become part of a collaborative creation in the soaring spaces of Toronto’s largest public library.
Visitors will enter the soaring Modernist atrium of the Toronto Reference Library to help create “Moriyama’s Continuum”. On the surrounding walls, video will show people performing repetitive movements. Using the footage and its soundscape as a guide, participants can grasp hanging fabric panels, either to manipulate or to put on as costumes, and respond to and reinterpret those movements. The video projections will become a shared code as these simple choreographed movements transmit from person to person. Together, these elements will create a composition that evolves all night. Architect Raymond Moriyama conceived of this library as a gathering place for creativity. In the months leading up to Nuit Blanche, hundreds of people from across Toronto will work with the artists at other city libraries to craft components. On the night of Nuit Blanche, their piece will be completed—by participants celebrating Moriyama’s iconic social space and Toronto’s public sphere.
Lo Fi Dance Theory would like to thank Mr. Raymond Moriyama, Canada Council for the Arts, TPL Staff, LFDT Board Members, Lucius Dechausay, Julia Kidder, and Jaymes Moore.