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CHIMES

Winter 2018

The work Chimes at Quartier des Spectacles, Montréal, Canada © Frédérique Ménard-Aubin

A work by Collectif Blackbox

Chimes refers to the concept of chaos theory, in which a small action produces a large impact. Inspired by the scientific concept of strange attractors, a random disorder is set up thanks to 30 lights and 8 speakers that come to life at the slightest swaying of the chimes.

At rest, without any interaction, the installation is in a state of equilibrium. But a simple gust of wind, or an interaction with a visitor, transforms the entire ambiance and generates new light and sound patterns. Every chock between the Chimes' bells disturbs the audiovisual environment and can generate divergent evolutions. The results become unpredictable and chaotic. The countless possible combinations give the user a multitude of options to explore. Curious spectators, step this way !

Presented on the Place des Arts Esplanade in the Quartier des Spectacles from February 22 to March 4, 2018, as part of the 2nd edition of Illuminart during the 19th edition of Montréal en lumière.

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Chimes a creation by Collectif Blackbox. A coproduction of Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Illuminart, during ILLUMINART, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE. Photos : Photographer's name

Biography of Collectif Blackbox

The Collective Blackbox is a group of six creators passionate about interactivity. The group is interested in arts, design and new technologies for exploring new media. Coming from different backgrounds such as video art, sound design, graphic design and computer programming, the collective is a complete team for creating generative and interactive works.

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TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • 36 light tubes
  • 1 chime with its hanging structure
  • 30 piezoelectric vibration sensors
  • 2.5 m is the size of the light tubes
  • 8 speakers for the sound experience

WORK CREDITS

  • Creation and execution: Collectif Blackbox
  • A coproduction of Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Spectra (Illuminart). Creation Fête des Lumières of Lyon (2017)
  • Project manager / Artistic Director : Mathilde Joanny
  • Technical Director: Salim Lounis
  • Creative programmer: Alexandre Lustigman
  • Integrator: Mathieu Désilets
  • Interactive programmer: Claude Macena
  • Sound programmer: Xavier Tremblay

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Marie Lamoureux | marie.lamoureux@quartierdesspectacles.com | 514 923-6772