Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer. His first novel in 1991 was Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. He has published thirteen novels, a collection of short stories, seven nonfiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. Coupland’s novels and visual work synthesize high and low culture, web technology, religion, and changes in human existence caused by modern technologies.
“For one sleepless night, experience the city transformed by artists for Toronto’s seventh annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art… All night long.
The lineup, released today, is made up of 158 art projects by more than 500 local, national and international artists, and includes Vancouver artist Douglas Coupland, who is part of the apocalypse project. Globally there are many art-inspired projects dealing with the Mayan calendar and the 2012 end of days, but the Nuit Blanche project is unique in the use of municipal buildings. Coupland’s Museum of the Rapture in the city hall parking lot, for example, looks at the way we view the separation of mind and body.
‘Toronto’s creepy, compressed city hall parking lot merely highlights the notion of the individual being part of a system that’s larger than themselves and that has been in motion for decades,’ Coupland said in a statement.”
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Parkade Beneath Nathan Phillips Square
Enter through Bay St. auto ramp
September 29 2012, 703pm to sunrise