• Artists: Nargiza Usmanova, Maxim Zinchuk
  • Medium: Light Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: North York

This monumental eye-shaped light installation will allow you to walk through a labyrinth of reflected colored light and make Global Vision possible.

Location

5100 Yonge St

  • Address: 5100 Yonge
    Outdoors
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors

The Project

Global Vision is an artistic light installation which embodies the theme of immigration from Europe and Asia to North America. Immigration changes the way we see the world, culture, and society. Immigrants are changed by their new environment and the people they meet. When you view the installation from above, you will see a giant eye formed by the intersection of two semicircles which represent the East and West hemispheres on Earth. The eye’s pupil, or central point, symbolizes a place for new life and the changing lights represent the many changes immigrants experience in their new homeland. Each triangular prism in the structure is linked to one another, similar to the connection we share with everyone within our society. These prisms are decorated with a transparent vinyl and metallic tape which diffuse and reflect light. The use of these materials reinforces the idea of the intersection of human destinies which, in turn, is reflected in our culture.

Acknowledgements

Nargiza Usmanova and Maxim Zinchuk would like to thank all partners for supporting this project: Vladimir Grigorik "GVA Lighting"; Dmitry & Katrina Protas "TRANSAM Carriers"; Alena Levanchenko "ZBK", Mikhail Palityka.