12 AM – 12 AM
Air Pressure is a kinetic sculptural installation created by the Toronto-based artist collective Studio F Minus. Consisting of over 175 animated fabric forms in the shape of birds, the artists have redesigned the installation for the unique public spaces of Brookfield Place. In order to create the naturalistic effect of flying, the wings of each bird move independently in a flapping motion, responding to internal air pressure fluctuations, inflating and deflating by electronic timers switching fans on and off inside each bird.
Studio F Minus creates large-scale artworks based on materials that are ephemeral and elemental, ubiquitous yet uncommon as sculpting materials. Air Pressure is a prime example of that material-based practice, taking air as its medium and as inspiration. This installation investigates the material on numerous levels—it gives form to air, suspends that form in air, and also uses that material as a force to animate the sculpture. The artwork makes viewers aware of not just the form of the sculptures, but the negative space around them—the invisible matter everywhere.
8 PM – 10 :30 PM
Rooftop Films and Arts Brookfield team up this summer at Brookfield Place to present three festive nights of special screenings along the Waterfront Plaza!
Live Music: 7:30PM
In Pursuit of Silence: Patrick Shen | USA | 81 min.
Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s seminal silent composition 4’33”, the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into the quiet spaces of hearts. Humankind has had a long fascination with silence. Yet in our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend. From causing aggressive behavior to hundreds of thousands of heart attacks around the world, there is no aspect of human life that noise does not infringe upon. Silence as a resource for respite and renewal from the sensory onslaught of our modern lives is now more important than ever before.
*This film will be presented as a special silent screening, with the audience listening to the film on headphones.
Audio recording devices
11 AM – 8 PM
charity: water invites you to experience clean water
In our first virtual reality film, we’re taking you to rural Ethiopia to meet a 13-year-old girl named Selam as her village gets clean water and their lives change forever. Every viewing of the film unlocks a donation from a generous donor, so you can help bring clean water to 10,000 people in need just by watching.
August 8th-28th from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Learn more about charity: water at charitywater.org