Jorn Weisbrodt discusses and signs Into the Culture Cave: Generator of Art and Community, Emotions and Ideas
The Luminato Festival's residency at the Hearn Generating Station three times the size of the Tate Modern in 2016 was an enormous undertaking that rewrote the rules of cultural programming in Toronto, and served as an example of how contemporary culture can engage with idle urban spaces. Now, the incredible story of the Hearn's transformation is detailed in former Luminato Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt's book "Into the Culture Cave: Generator of Art and Community, Emotions and Ideas". Composed of contributions from Luminato staff, cultural thinkers and Weisbrodt himself, the book not only discusses the immense production challenges Luminato overcame to turn the Hearn into a 17-day cultural space, but also Weisbrodt's vision of what a 21st century arts institution should be - a "culture cave" where all art forms are welcome, no internal barriers exist and diverse audiences meet. For 17 days the Hearn was the largest multi-arts center in the world.
This evening at Book Soup, Jorn Weisbrodt will be in discussion with 2 artists, Rufus Wainwright and Tim Hecker, who performed at the Hearn and who experienced first hand this enormous experiment that tried to present culture in a different, more open and porous way.