Splinter by Ottomata
11th edition, 2020-2021
Splinter by Ottomata. © Vivien Gaumand
Splinter a creation by Ottomata.
AN INTERACTIVE SOUND-AND-LIGHT INSTALLATION
Splinter is an interactive sound-and-light installation comprising five monoliths arranged in a circle. They appear to emerge from the depths of the Earth, and conceal mysterious entities who are awakened by your movements. The entities respond to you and communicate with each other in a majestic dance of geometric shapes, set to melodious music. Activate multiple monoliths at once and they’ll reveal even more secrets!
The idea is for people to enjoy the experience on a physical level. This imposing work is inspired by nature and its shapes and interdependencies. The installation listens and entices people to interact with it. Each reaction is triggered by an action. Nothing happens magically – there is always a reason. We want the public to be the catalyst for a series of connected events.
Splinter designer Hugo Laliberté of Ottomata.
BIO AND CREDITS
Ottomata is an experiential design studio specialised in the conception of interactive installations and immersive journeys without the need for wearable tech. Nowadays, we often hear the word immersion being used in the domain and it is often associated with the world of virtual reality. Us, Ottomata, we try to get away from this device. We work in the public space and try to combine multiple technologies in order to create collaborative and collective experiences for our audiences. By combining architectural mapping, laser projectors, holographic systems and motion tracking technologies, we are able to create interactive installations in which the human is at the center. All these collective experiences help us push our vision even further and ultimately, bring back people in the present moment.
Design and manufacturing: Jack World
Design: Hugo Laliberté, Jonathan Jeanson and François Blouin
Creative Programming: Hugo Laliberté, Jonathan Jeanson and Samuel Tremblay
Interactive Sound Design: Hugo Laliberté and Jonathan Jeanson
Technical design for manufacturing: Robin Gourcerol and Olivier Lebeau
Project Manager: Pierre-Luc Gauthier
Manufacturing workshop managers: Charles Lamarre and Alexandre Jacques
Co-produced by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Light Night Leeds (UK), with UK funding support from Arts Council England and Leeds City Council (UK).
Please include full photo credits: Luminothérapie, Splinter, by Ottomata, a production of Quartier des spectacles Partnership.
- Size of a creature: 11pi (high) et 5pi (width)
Luminothérapie is Quebec’s largest competition for temporary public art installations. Each year, Luminothérapie presents an original, interactive and captivating winter experience in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles with a major installation in Place des Festivals. Luminothérapie seeks to spur creativity in the design of urban installations and digital art. Several cultural districts around the world have shown interest in its interactive art installations created for public spaces by local artists and creators. Since 2016, six works created for Luminothérapie and the Quartier des Spectacles have travelled to more than 35 cities across Canada and around the world.
To learn more about the competition and previous years’ winners, see the Luminothérapie press kit .
ABOUT THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES AND THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES PARTNERSHIP
The Quartier des Spectacles is Montreal’s cultural heart, boasting North America’s greatest concentration and variety of cultural venues. The district is the year-round host to countless festivals and events, many of which include free outdoor shows and activities. The Quartier hosts innovative urban installations featuring cutting-edge lighting design, immersive environments and interactive digital spaces. Year round, the Quartier presents artistic video projections on building façades. The Quartier des Spectacles is also a showcase for new multimedia technology, making Montreal a global leader in the urban exhibition of digital content.
The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization with more than 80 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating the Quartier des Spectacles by programming cultural activities, managing and animating public spaces, providing distinctive illumination and promoting the Quartier as a must-visit cultural destination. The Partnership is supported by the Ville de Montréal.
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