OCAD University

OCAD presents Moon-een on McCaul

during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

(Toronto—September 14, 2009) The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) will present Moon-een on McCaul as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on Saturday, October 3 from 6:55 p.m. to 7 a.m., October 4.

Moon-een on McCaul is an atmospheric cacophony of surrealistic imagery surrounding OCAD along McCaul Street and in Butterfield Park, created by artist/curator team Claude Miceli and Jean-Christian (JC) Knaff, both faculty members at OCAD. McCaul Street will be closed from Dundas Street West to Grange Road to present the event.

From the curators:
“Atmosphère, atmosphère, est-ce que j’ai une gueule d’atmosphère?” is Arletty’s famous quote in the 1938 French film Hotel du Nord. At OCAD’s Nuit Blanche, visitors will glide into a surrealistic milky world where clouds, floating elements and projections interact in a spatial atmosphere in the heart of a foggy night. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, on Earth, cows are grazing…

About the Artists:

Claude Miceli enjoys a broad artistic practice that involves sculpture, exhibition, installations, animation, film and design. She has worked as the artistic director of major European events featuring her own designs and is currently working on her animations, The Tank and The Cage, while also writing her first feature film. Miceli partners with JC Knaff on most large scale projects. She is an Instructor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD.

Jean-Christian (JC) Knaff first opened his studio in Montreal in 1982, and since then has continued to create illustrations, animations, and larger scale projects around the world. His work has been published in GQ, Life, and Die Zeit, among others. Knaff's animation, The Wild, Wild Circus Company, was nominated for the Nicktoons Animation Festival and is currently aired on YTV. Knaff was awarded the 1997 UNICEF award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival and a gold medal at the 1998 New York International Animation Film Festival. He currently teaches Illustration at OCAD.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information and images please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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