Intensity
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
2011

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A condo presentation centre welcomes in viewers who find themselves, not in a model suite, but in a sprawling tent city.  Projected marketing tag lines promise  a blissful  lifestyle against a backdrop of global tent cities.  Occupancy is fleeting, however, as evictions happen every two minutes throughout the night thereby re-staging the much publicized  displacement of Toronto Tent City  dwellers in 2002.  

Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11

Intensity offer a faux condo presentation centre.

Intensity: Nuit Blanche 2011
Intensity: Nuit Blanche 2011
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11

Viewers enter the presentation centre.

Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11

Viewers stick their head up through designated openings.

Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11

Viewers find themselves in a tent city.

Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11
Intensity: Nuit Blanche '11

Projected images of global tent cities juxtaposed with condo marketing tag lines.