The artists and 14 volunteers were hosts to more than 500 Nuit Blanche Toronto visitors from sunset to sunrise on 5–6 October 2013. One hundred and twenty-six visitors left comments.
The projects hosted at this church are always the highlight of my Nuit Blanche experience. I took two turns reading "The Endless Proverb." Sometimes grim, sometimes hilarious, always thought-provoking and hypnotic. Thank you to all the artists and helpers for creating such a unique and special experience. I can't wait to see what appears here next year. — @4:47am
Cool. Excellent! Awesome.
Interesting. Delightful! Funny.
Multiverse. Neato! Great. Awesome!
Terrific! Congratulations! Thanks.
Totally cool! Wonderful experience. Wonderful work.
Great exhibit! Great fun! Great work! Great job.
Very engaging! Very interesting. Cool beans.
Very creative! Very enjoyable. Thank you.
Awesome—thank you!! Loved the art.
Unique really liked. Fun and playful! Bless you all.
Super cool time! Very interesting exhibit! Neat interactive event.
Lots of fun. Lots of fun. Lots of fun. Lots of fun! Lots of fun! Tons of fun.
Really fun, thank you! Wonderfully evocative and fun! Out of this world. Wonderful—lots of fun.
Loved it—perfect location. Really interesting to see. Very fun and educational.
Never spite your nose. Time turned upside down! Nice use of space!
It was super cool! Many nice small projects.
Very interesting and unique idea. Amazing!
I love the universe. I enjoyed the installation. It was really really nice.
The interconnection of the universe! Neil Turok wud love this.
Thanks for another great show. In it to win it.
Thanks for the X10 pin. Love the interaction and thoughtfulness.
These were definitely funny universes!
Very nice ideas into realization.
Six and more words:
Thanks for engaging all the senses!
Great way to express the universe.
Best models of the universe are the ones you are free to construct!!!
Owen is awesome and so is this place!
Wonderfully inventive absorbing creative and also great fun!
A church open to the sacrilege and presence of the public, imagine that!
Loved the fact that it was interactive—really enjoyable—thank you!
This was very creative and entertaining especially that we were able to be part of the event.
A comment in Mandarin
A comment in Greek (?)
I had a great time contributing to the scrabble board, knitting and kvetching and listening to the words of wisdom from the pulpit.
Soft as smoke and tough as nails.
Fabulous as always and moved by your visions.
Who knew there were so many universes?
I am flying lotus of the cosmos. The universe unfolded as a flower in Spring.
Nothing works up your appetite more than travelling across the multiverse...Had a great time.
Another one in and out of the bag.
Universally speaking of course, that is an endless guest book message, as one wrote, the words continued, beyond what one wrote and so on.
I wonder why the stage is picked to be a church.
I will think about it...also nice that to create a universe is to create out of everyday object that you feel the texture of them.
First words in our heads: stars, planets, public, infinity.
What a wonderful way to bring the universe closer to us.
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Ten Models of the Universe from the Department of Household Science & Advanced Proverbs featuring the Endless Proverb is dedicated to the Department of Household Science at the University of Toronto, (1902-1906?) with our thanks to:
Event volunteers: Andrea Beranek, Veronica Clarke-Hanik, Tony Hanik, Rosary Kwak, Sheila Moll, Clara Shipman, Elisabeth Shipman, Victoria Shipman, Emilie Shipman-Wight, Marcelle St-Amant, Susanne Tabur, Andy Soter, Jenna Teece Soter, William Teece Soter, Sonya Teece, Chloe Taft
Venue sponsor: St. Matthew's United Church—Rev. Lauren Hodgson, Sheila Moll, Renwick Burnett, Xing Zhang, Sonya Teece
Commercial sponsors: Ferrier Wire Goods Company Ltd., Primavera Interior Furnishings Ltd.
Other suppliers: CanaKit, Goodwill Industries, Sesco, Home Depot, Mountain Equipment Coop, New Canadians Lumber, Active Surplus, Lee Valley Tools, Rona, The Source Shop, Tap Phong Trading, Walmart, World Sew
Special thanks to: Marcelle St-Amant, Pat Steenbergen, Dan Eylon, Wil Moll, the City of Toronto, and the Department of Household Science & Advanced Proverbs
3 December 2013