CURATED BY WAYNE BAERWALDT, NUIT BLANCHE SASKATOON 2016 (NBYXE16) WILL EXPLORE THE THEME, 'CREATIVE CUISINE AS AGENT OF CHANGE.' ARTIST PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS A WIDE RANGE OF UNIQUE APPROACHES TO THE SUBJECT OF FOOD. STAGED THROUGHOUT VICTORIA PARK AND RIVER LANDING, THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE AND AN ALL-AGES EVENT!
A performance in the format of an outdoor cooking class to produce a legendary bison pie for the people of Saskatoon. Led by Adrian’s performative alter egos, this interactive class aims to out-perform the notorious Galloping Gourmet, one of the 20th century’s best known TV chefs. Join Adrian to learn more about gathering local organic ingredients, the cooking process behind bison pie and the sharing of knowledge around Indigenous cuisine. Bison pie recipe on request. Projected images and on-site portraits provided by Ricardo Okaranza.
Aralia Maxwell, Andie Palynchuk and Derek Sandbeck of Saskatoon’s Bridges Art Movement (BAM) collaborate with an anonymous local chef to create “minüte”, an exclusive one-of-a-kind performative dining experience wherein members of the public become part of the performance. For each guest “minüte” served in the restaurant, a member from the audience will also be offered a plate.
In this project, printmaker Cate Francis will assist visitors to Nuit Blanche in pulling their own edible screen print. Using food safe stencils applied to specially designed course-mesh screens, participants will screenprint designs using delicious edible materials commonly found at the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market such as jam and bread. Participants new to silkscreening will be able to experience the process of pulling a print, that they get to eat afterwards!
A solo performance, , throughout Victoria Park, in collaboration with AKA. Curated for the AKA exhibition ‘Beyond the barrier of sound and soon, of light’ by guest curator Natasha Chaykowski who writes, “We come to know of disappearance through that which remains: the traces left in the wake of the disappeared, records—however delicate, immaterial and temporary—etched onto the various surfaces of the world or enshrined within the bodies and grey stuff of those who endure.”
A two-channel single screen video projection with sound, that focuses on a daughter’s fictional rapport with her now deceased father, represented in his glory as featured chef of a 1970s CBC TV BBQ-in-the-park cooking demo.
A performative and very public making of triangular shaped perogies in a compact kitchen in Victoria Park. Schewaga may invite you into his tent kitchen to participate in the eating of some extraordinary perogies. Recipe cards for his otherwise secret ingredients on request!
A solo performance by Curtis Peeteetuce who is of Cree descent from the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation, Immemorial is a story telling piece that takes viewers from the beginning of time to the present-day, told from a Cree cultural and historical perspective. Six performances are scheduled throughout the evening.
An interactive performance that asks a volunteer to consume a lollipop at one end of a long metal rod. The artist consumes a similar lollipop at the other end of the rod. Vibrations from the two mouths go back and forth along the metal rod until the lollipops are consumed and the artist begins the process again with a new volunteer.
A performative installation staged in the outdoor gym on the embankment in Riversdale Park. Fourteen volunteers will spend hours on the public exercise equipment as part of Wassermann’s critique of western society’s growing obsession with food issues and exercise regimes while excessive eating disorders run rampant through every neighbourhood.
A collaborative mobile sculpture procession comprised of extraordinary organic vegetables and other objects. Exhibited on two bicycle drawn carts, the ensemble resembles the slow march of religious reliquaries but for Garcia-Luna and Fox their sculptural procession celebrates a vegan fall harvest.
7-9pm: Juried program of Saskatoon-based emerging and established video artists addressing themes of anti-racism, newcomers and food. Premiere of new videos including a four-part commission by Andrea Cessna in partnership with PAVED Arts and Marcel Petit’s Moving Stories YXE documentary for the City of Saskatoon.
9pm-1am: Video art by Saskatoon artist Stephanie Kuse.
Schwab and Bulas use a set of sensor gloves to take food orders from the public and develop the orders in the form of printed of images of food.
A scaled version of a trench dug by archaeologists at a site near Gull Lake in the 1960s. Uzelman’s riverside installation will be site-specific and include tools and found objects, arranged under white tents and interpreted for the public throughout the evening by the artist.
An extension of her current exhibition Everyday, a Colour at the Kenderdine Gallery, a choreographed series of six sodas will be served over the course of six hours. The flavours and colours of the handmade syrups used in the sodas are inspired by Saskatoon landmarks and landscape. A different colour concoction with its corresponding garnish will be served on the hour.
Duvall and Moore will distribute cupcakes to individuals attending Nuit Blanche. Each cupcake will contain a short message from someone who is unable to be present at this event. The gesture of offering these cupcakes with their intimate messages is an acknowledgment and quiet remembrance of those who are not seen, not heard, often forgotten within our community.
An interactive installation to collect, process and serve groundwater to viewers. Viewers should bring a cup or other vessel or choose to drink from their hands.
Yan Miller will orchestrate Coke Dump, a durational action which puts the ubiquitous cola in its proper place in the food chain. Accompanied by two solo singers: Erica McFadden and Katya Khartova.
A performative dialogue on race, food and creative differences staged in a BLDG Studio ‘lane shed’ over a six-hour period.
Operating under SPL’s sense of discovery, and showcasing commitment to innovative community service, SPL proposes to use its collections to create both passive and participatory spectacles that call into question our relationships to food, food information systems, and those most ubiquitous food related by-products: cookbooks. It’s social, historical, political and fun! Watch a puppet show, contemplate historical images of local foodies, interact with musical food, and get inspired by SPL cookbooks. Be on the lookout for roving Cuisine-themed bike-brarians! Puppet shows at 8:15, 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15. Located at the Farmers’ Market (Wildflower Home & Botanical) 114-120 Sonnenschein Way.
The University of Saskatchewan STEAM is a collaboration group made up of students of engineering and fine arts, whose goal is to bridge the gap between two distinct practices. In working with Nuit Blanche 2016’s theme of food, they will focus on food production and the transformation of Saskatchewan’s farming history. The installation, entitled Grain Elevator, is a kinetic sculpture that will transform itself throughout the evening to enable the audience to view a barrage of projected images of farm culture from the last 60 years as well as rare perspectival images of the genetic makeup of wheat. STEAM includes Devon Brown, Dani Dale, Kenton Doupe, Alison Feland, Tim Gadzella, Liz Kuley, Donovan Lavoie, Riley McCutcheon, Lauren Shyluk, Stephanie Turtle, Mark Ferguson and Engineering Professor Rick Retzlaff.
Students and staff at Aden Bowman Collegiate will produce two design-and-build projects entitled Polar Pops and Pizza Boxes, from recycled Styrofoam cups and paper boxes. Technical assistance by Paul Koopman Architecture. Artists’ statement: “We plan to build a structure that will help students as well as the general public visualize the amount of waste that is produced through their daily use of one-use containers…”
Weigh yourself and friends on an industrial livestock "single animal" scale. Pile on as many people at a time in hopes of reaching the weight of a single cow: 2400lbs. Determine your personal market price in the context of Nuit Blanche YXE.