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There's an intriguing event happening this Saturday... Nuit Blanche Calgary:

Nuit Blanche has come to signify a late-night international contemporary arts festival appealing to diverse, adventurous audiences. Held worldwide since 1997 in Toronto, Paris, Halifax and other cities, Nuit Blanche festivals literally transform urban spaces into full-scale civic art galleries. Calgarians will extend the tradition of the Nuit Blanche festival by presenting socially engaged intimate encounters with live art that fuses the authentic with the fantasy of an island of understated spectacle. All performances are inclusive, playful and geared toward a mass, all-ages audience.

I'm particularly interested to see Caitlind Brown's Cloud installation. Made of over 5000 collected burnt out incandescent bulbs meshed on a chicken wire and steel structure, to be backlit Saturday night. Golden chains hang from the structure, inviting participant viewers to pull lights on and off. Caitlind's process photos are terrific; please enjoy a selection below and visit her project blog. Calgarians can head on over to Olympic Plaza Saturday night.

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