Les Diamants dazzle as they reflect sunlight, and shine brightly when they light up at night. From a distance, Alexis Laurence and Francis Laporte’s elegant interactive artwork, Les Diamants, draws your eye, inviting you to get closer and make the structures turn. Their movement produces a melody along with a kaleidoscopic array of glittering lines and points. Each Diamant has its own distinctive colour and tune. When you get together with other people to make each installation spin, the artwork produces a harmonious waltz in music and light, a thrill for your eyes and ears.
From November 18, 2021 to January 9, 2022
Parvis de l'Église unie Saint-James, Montreal.
Design and production: Alexis Laurence and Francis Laporte, Perséides studio
Manufacturing and mechanical design: Jack World inc.
Musical composition: Stefie Shock
Sound design: Jean-Michel Caron
Interactive and technological programming and expertise: Studio La Fougue
LED specialist and integration: Softbox Integration
Mechanical and electrical design consultant: Pierre Masse
Production consultant: Amélie Richard
A co-production of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, the Société de Développement de l'Avenue du Mont-Royal, Montréal centre-ville, Culture Trois-Rivières and the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles.