The other day, while working, I noticed a strange sculpture being set up across the street from our shop. I headed over, armed with a 5D MK II and a 24-70mm f/4 and 300mm f/4 lenses, and started to take photos of what appeared to be a mass of chairs stacked into a column, with an entrance way at the north and south sides.
After speaking with some of the workers, I found out that the structure was intended for this year’s Nuit Blanche festivities, and was an installation by world renowned artist Tadashi Kawamata, from Hokkaido, Japan. The display stands at least 20 feet in height, and is made up of a skeletal framework of steel, and hundreds of discarded chairs which are attached in a tower-like shape.
The Garden Tower will be on display during Nuit Blanche, and will remain erect until October the 14th, right across the street from Downtown Camera. Once it opens up, it seems like spectators will be able to go directly inside the tower, and take photos of it from within. Neat!