london-based digital design collective united visual artists have just launched their debut, permanent artworks in downtown toronto. canopy is a 90-metre long light sculpture spanning the front façade of the massive maple leaf square complex. rather poetically, the piece is designed to mimic the effect of light dappled through a forest. the sculpture has been meticulously assembled in something of an organic pattern where each segment resembles an abstracted leaf form. connection is another light-based installation, this time responding to human movement and creating oscillations of colour and geometry over a walkway bridge. already well known for their spectacular temporary installations, immersive environments and live sculptures the two commissions are a landmark in united visual artists' seven-year history. location: maple leaf square [downtown].
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