At Luminato this year, an art installation inspired by a prize-dispensing arcade game promises to be a gripping experience.
Stockpile is a life-sized version of the mechanical claw machines that snatch toy prizes from a box of goodies. Only in the festival's take on the addictive game, the claws will be the visual artists who collaborated on the work.
Some 1,500 donated objects — including everything from a giant stuffed Tigger to a prosthetic arm and hand puppets bearing the likenesses of the Dukes of Hazzard — are literally up for grabs. All of the prizes are clean, in working order, and were contributed by Torontonians.
The Stockpile interactive art exhibit was created by nine visual artists from across the country. Players keen to try their luck at the art installation will have to pay $2, but it's free to observe.
The game will be on display at the Brookfield Place - Allen Lambert Galleria in the financial district from June 14-22 during various hours of the day. Check the Luminato Festival website for more details.
The 10-day festival of creativity runs from June 14-23.