Six installations chosen to enliven and mystify Toronto’s beaches

Six projects have been selected by a competition for temporary public art. All will be installed on Toronto’s Lake Ontario shore, all will be themed around the topic of migration.

The winners are:

Forest of Butterflies by Luis Enrique Hernandez (Xalapa, Mexico)
The project aims to replicate the migration of the monarch butterfly, in the forests of Michoacán, western Mexico. The monarch has the longest migration path of any insect.

Mind Station by Tomasz Piotrowski and Łukasz Chaberka, (Łomianki Dolne, Poland)
This hopes to give users the ability to "lose their physical dimension", and involves allowing people to communicate only by speaking and facial expressions.

Above the Wall by Joshua Carel and Adelle York, Summerville, USA
An attraction presumably referring to President Trump’s proposed Mexican boarder wall. Two people will "interact" after climbing up separate entrances and meeting above a wall.

Cavalcade by Abubaker Bajaman, John Nguyen, Victor Perez-Amado, Stephen Seunwon Baik and Anton Skorishchenko (Toronto, Canada)
This will place participants in a maze of colourful human forms with a mirror at the centre, thereby conveying "the collective spirit of human movement and transversal".

Chairavan by Matthew McIntyre, Curtis Mohrhardt, Jennifer MacDonald, Mae Garcia, Audrey Assad, Brendan Boers (Oakville, Canada)
A series of red structures that the group from Sheridan College describes as a reimagination of the "lifeguard tower as a migratory species".

Ground² by a team at Humber College (Toronto, Canada)
A series of pink structures of varying heights, which the team says is "an experiential journey of migration that beckons the user to participate in the ever-shifting human and environmental landscape".

The installations will be in place between 18 February and 1 April.

Images courtesy of Winter Stations

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