A popular art installation at this year’s Winter Stations has been removed from Woodbine Beach.
According to organizers, Noodle Feed was removed due to damage.
“While Winter Stations strives to build the vision of all of the winning artists who participate in our design competition, we prioritize the safety of our guests and the environmental impact on the beach,” read a statement by Winter Stations.
“The popularity of this installation caused tears in the fabric and the filling that was used to stuff each noodle had begun to spread. It was advised by our fabricators that the damage was beyond repair, and to remove the installation for the remaining duration of the exhibition.”
Designed by one of the winning teams this year, iheartblob, Noodle Feed was about going “beyond physical senses and creates a shared augmented reality environment where people can interact in new ways and consider that the world is much more than we perceive. The colourful forms and tangible nature of the ‘noodles’ are designed to attract attention, while the rough matte texture of recycled sailcloth contrasts with the soft, springy cushioning of the objects, inviting visitors to move them into chairs, beds, and shelters.”
“We extend our gratitude and sincerest apologies to the winning team, iheartblob. Their design captured the spirit of Winter Stations as well as the imagination of our visitors, especially the young,” said Winter Stations.
The sixth annual Winter Stations began on February 17 and the remaining art is on display at Toronto’s east beaches until March 30.
Every year, artists, architects, and designers are asked to create bold designs at the site of the lifeguard stations that are dotted along the beachfront. The theme for Winter Stations’ sixth anniversary is Beyond the Five Senses.