ARTWORKS - MTL
A blinking ferris wheel reminiscent of amusement parks and days gone by, turns crustation-inspired carriages and starts to “scream” as visitors approach.
amusement park , LED, lights, crustations, aluminum, wheel, red, yellow, proximity
Out of Sight
Ozone is an interactive multimedia installation that explores the concept of tension in a metaphysical sense through an interactive animation. The projection invites the visitor to manipulate the tactile surface to generate new patterns and shapes in real time.
cosmos, multimedia, projection, light, animation, flexible, fabric, space, participatory, blue
RENCONTRE DANS LES BOIS
An immersive, interactive installation that mimics life to generate indeterminate forms of expression. The installation acts as a sensitive environment in which the visitors triggers expressive behaviors of the robots.
forest, tree, trunk, birds, chirping, lights, motors
Camille Bernard Gravel
Inspired by a field of weed, weed spikes rattle and shake, driven by hidden motors, evoking the notion of wide-open spaces while juxtaposing it with a technological processes and hidden aspects of urban landscapes.
nature, weed, field, urban, spike, grain, wood, motors, rattling, metal, brown
Six interactive, kinetic sculptures - made of black neoprene - seem to “breath” and display individual character and behavior triggered by the proximity of the visitor. They mimic life and help us rethink the human/machine/animal divide.
beast, animal, fur, neopren, breathing, alive, proximity, black
Several suitcases function as mobile spaces of provisional wonder and invite the audience to explore each individually. Various events occur when the suitcases are opened and invite the visitor to participate in order to bring different narratives and situations to life.
suitcase, travel, immigration, balloons, ship, waterfall, narrative, speakers, wonder
ORDICULTURE S1-04 / S2-04
Two robotic sculptures playfully question our relationship with machines. They invite the visitor to explore, feel and touch. One even talks to the visitors, if approached in the correct manner.
robot, AI, medical, instrument, mechatronic, woman, voice, talking, artificial grass, green
CORPUS S1-11 "LA DORMEUSE"
An apparatus with a screen - potentially posing as a new life form - portrays a resting woman, and invites the audience to explore the relationship with a mechatronic apparatus though touch and movement.
robot, AI, medical, screen, mechatronic, woman, sleeping, relational, participatory
Two sculptures pose as musical instruments and invite the audience to unleash their inner Leonard Bernstein to explore the nature of contemporary art in a fun and playful way.
music, instruments, sound, play, participatory
Sorenson re-appropriates the mapping technique, a process commonly used in video and music festivals to turn any space or environment into an immersive, dazzling and animated Op art experience.
projection, animation, op art, mapping, space, black & white, graphic composition, lines, site specific
Various site-specific installations were reconstituted inside IKEA cabinets to create a series of surprising narratives. Each cabinet invites the audience to explore the contained microcosm that elevates mundane, everyday objects to create surprising and magical spaces.
cabinet, microcosm, wood, cards, china town, mundane, small objects, installation
An impressive assembly of closed, black doors that can’t be opened, create the illusion of being inhabited by fireworks. Little peep holes permit the visitor to explore what’s the behind the closed doors.
doors, firework, strobe, holes, constellation, no entry, installation, black
A huge 12m long balloon composed of aluminized survival blankets creates an impressive presence. The full form, floating in mid air, evokes associations of travel, transformation and protection.
whale, Hindenburg, cocoon, pod, aluminum, subtle, liberation, transformation, protection, silver, staging
A huge 7.5m long polyethylene envelope ondulates on the ground and leaves the visitor wondering: it’s a giant jelly-fish stranded on some distant shore or a hot air balloon that fell out of the sky?
jelly-fish, hot air balloon, stranded, travel, polyethylene, undulating, fans, weight, bags
A group of metronome inspired pendulums are interconnected and influence each other in a rythmic motion of sound that generate small electric sparks - sometime in sync, other times creating a cacophonic experience.
metronome, pendulum, connected, electric spark, music, rhythm, sync, cacophonic
LSS (LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM)
LSS is a self-contained hydroponics system for plant cultivation that depends on the visitor to breath into tubes to donate the Co2 that ensures the plants’ survival.
sphere, self-contained, system, plants, nutrition, water, breathing, oxygen, carbon dioxide, data, software, participatory metronome,
A large cloud-shaped structure floats in the middle of the space. Collectively visitors are able to lift the cloud higher up or lower it further down, using small hand pumps, to push water from plastic bottles into an invisible reservoir.
cloud, sky, rain, water, plastic, bottle, tubes, pumping, participatory, collectively, raising, descending, white