Digital Drapes
At Yonge-Dundas Square

Located at Yonge-Dundas Square

From March 1st to March 31st

Between 6pm and 11pm

Digital Drapes at Yonge-Dundas Square

Digital Drapes is the convergence of art, technology, and architecture, using 24,000 LED's to create vibrant visualizations that bring a landmark building in the heart of Yonge-Dundas Square to life.

State-of-the-art software and hardware systems drive real-time control of nearly 1 km of LEDs separated into 40 grids that power the 80-foot tall, 35-foot wide installation - one of the largest low-res installations ever created in the Yonge-Dundas Square.

A custom set of vibrant, geometric visualizations were inspired and crafted to work together with this historic building's architecture. The result is an experience of the entire building itself being alive - captivating the imagination of all who view it.

Teaser: Digital Drapes @ Yonge-Dundas Square

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Full Show: Digital Drapes @ Yonge-Dundas Square

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The Digital Drapes Series

Digital Drapes is an installation series that represents the crossover of light, motion, and architecture, where all the windows of a building's facade are covered in grids of programmable LEDs that can be controlled pixel-by-pixel, in real-time.

Dynamic visualizations are created that work with the unique geometry of each building, turning the entire space into a vibrant, interactive canvas.

Digital Drapes Artist Matthew Jones Digital Drapes Artist Matthew Jones close-up

The Artist

Hey, I'm Matt - A multi-media artist working primarily with large scale LED installations. I've been in the creative space as a designer, software engineer, and now fabricator for over 15 years. Throughout my career, my focus has always been about creating beautiful and intuitive user experiences in the digital world - now that translates into creating beautiful and intuitive experiences in the physical world.

I'm very excited to launch this installation, the largest I've done to date, to bring vibrance to the beautiful buildings in the city.

Special Thanks

I'd like to thank the sponsors of this installation and the Illuminite event:


  • Government of Canada

  • City of Toronto

  • Downtown-Yonge BIA

  • HNR Properties


I'd like to thank the following people who helped make this happen:


  • Patrick Wilkie

  • Cedric Puddy

  • Rebecca Stubbs

  • Rose Potts

  • Miranda Drexler

  • John Potts

  • Shawn Carnahan

  • Matt Bolger

Upcoming

We're currently working on the next evolution of this installation which focuses on bringing a whole new level of interactivity to the installation, and the public art space. We are looking for sponsors to help bring this idea to life at our current installation at Yonge-Dundas Square, and future installation locations.

We will also be looking for a home for this installation once it's term ends! If you have a space, or a vision for how you can see it transformed to fit a space, feel free to reach out.

If you are interested in learning more, or being involved, please reach out at info@mattcreative.ca.

Contact

Feel free to reach out however makes sense to you: Instagram, LinkedIn or info@mattcreative.ca.