CHIMES | INTERACTIVE LIGHT & SOUND INSTALLATION
ByWard Market, Ottawa, (Ontario), K1N 9C3
From February 1st to 18th, 2019. Visitors are invited to activate this set of chimes comprising more than 30 illuminated tubes and eight loudspeakers, triggering a transformation of the space through sound and light. Chimes refers to the concept of chaos theory; a small action has a bigger impact on its environment. Inspired by the scientific concept of strange attractors, a random disorder is set up thanks to 30 lights and eight loudspeakers that come to life at the slightest swaying of the chimes. At rest, without any interaction, the installation is in an equilibrium state. But a simple gust of wind or interaction with the public transforms the entire ambiance and creates new illuminated and aural motifs. Every shock between the chimes' bells disturbs the audiovisual environment and can generate divergent evolutions. The outcome is unpredictable and chaotic. The innumerable variety of combinations offers the user a multitude of alternatives to explore. Curious spectators...