What is Okta?

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OKTA is an immersive multi-channel sound installation whose sound and behaviour is influenced by overhead cloud cover.

It is designed in honour of Canadian activist and journalist June Callwood.

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How it works

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In meteorology, an okta is a unit of measurement used to describe the amount of cloud cover at any given location. An okta of 1 indicates a clear sky up to an okta 8 (or sometimes 9) which is overcast. Referencing June Callwood’s experience of flying her glider through a cloud, the artists have used this story to steer the sound and movements of OKTA.

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Visit the park

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June Callwood Park

636 Fleet Street,

Toronto Ontario.

Just a short walk south from Fort York.

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