Ontario Science Centre: Life of the Earth | Death of the Sun

Life of the Earth - Director X

September 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Immerse yourself in this massive multimedia work by Canadian contemporary artist Director X, renowned director/producer of popular music videos and feature films. Displayed on a giant sphere, Life of the Earth is a reflection on humanity, environmental destruction and the planet's sixth and current mass extinction of plant and animal life. Death of the Sun, which premiered at Nuit Blanche 2016, is a meditation on human mortality and our place in the universe, portraying the death of the star that sustains us.

As part of his 2019 installation, Director X precedes Life of the Earth with Death of the Sun to further contextualize the piece and encourage discussion about the human condition.

Life of the Earth is part of Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019. It is a collaboration between the Ontario Science Centre and the City of Toronto.