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.
11 AM – 8 PM
charity: water takes over Brookfield Place this August with an immersive virtual reality installation like you’ve never experienced before
In charity: water’s first virtual reality film, you’re transported 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 9th-28th from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Learn more about charity: water at charitywater.org