New Toronto Eaton’s Centre public display — “Slipstream” costs $2.5 million. Unveiled on October 1, 2011 as a part of Nuit Blanche celebration.
The 135m long LED light installation of 70 prisms is now joined the landmark Michael Snow Canada Geese.
Each prism is rotated by one degree to create a single gesture of motion. The animation of Slipstream changes in response to the movement of the sun throughout the day and local meteorological factors, such as wind speed. At night, as light animates from within, a momentum is created as impulses of light shift and stream throughout.