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Someone runs the press for a Nuit Blanche installation

All night Saturday October 3rd 2009, for this celebrated Toronto arts event, Someone will be combining real-time digital video projection with letterpress fine printing on their 1950s Fag Standard proofing press, mixing traditional and contemporary design technology, to produce an installation called Impresshorium.

Towering over the press-room entrance, visitors will be greeted by a two-storey high, real-time video projection of the relief plate, live on press as inking rollers pass over. Simultaneously, inside the pressroom, limited edition illustrated broadsides will be produced print by print, featuring a poem by the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize winner, A. F. Moritz, called The Shore.

The illustrated broadside will be the lead entry in Someone’s water-themed collection Someone: Water, and will be distributed at no cost to pressroom guests throughout the night.

This event is promoted and support by the team putting together the Cabbagetown arm of Nuit Blanche 2009 – if you're in the area, Saturday October 3rd, from dusk to dawn – drop by Winchester and Parliament to pick up a map. There are more than a dozen fantastic installations planned in the area - so don't miss out!!

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