Laboratoire de recherches sur les œuvres hypermédiatiques NT2, Montreal (CA), 2014. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Double Alpha

This interactive audiovisual installation was commissioned for the 10th anniversary of the Laboratoire de recherches inter-universitaire sur les œuvres hypermédiatiques NT2. An illuminated transparent geometric form floats in the centre of a room plunged into darkness. Spectators use a computer keyboard to type in their names and generate a personalized form.

In synch with sound, the form turns continuously on its own axis, creating the impression that the rotating movement is real. An optical illusion technique gives the projected form a 3D effect.

Double Alpha addresses individual identity associated with a first name : spectators identify with the geometric structure. Audience reaction during the presentation at NT2 varied. Some were proud of their forms and validated them before sharing them with their friends. Others seemed amused, surprised, disappointed or perplexed by the form associated with them.

URBANIA's new magazine launch, Montreal (CA), 2014. Photo : Sébastien Roy

Exhibitions :
- Double Alpha, URBANIA's new magazine launch, Montreal (CA), 2014
The exhibition of Double Alpha at the URBANIA 2014 magazine launch has profited from the support of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).
- Laboratoire de recherches sur les œuvres hypermédiatiques NT2, centre for inter university research of the University of Quebec in Montreal, Concordia University, University of Laval, McGill University, University of Montreal and University of Regina, Montreal (CA), 2014

Press and documentation :
- Mention, Sebastienroy.ca, Montreal (CA), 2014
- Article, Dario Bivona Blog, Montreal (CA), 2014
- Mention, URBANIA's newsletter, Montreal (CA), 2014
- Mention, Allevents.in, Montreal (CA), 2014
- Mention, MTL Blog, Montreal (CA), 2014

Created in 2014

URBANIA's new magazine launch, Montreal (CA), 2014. Photo : Sébastien Roy

Technique : 

Polyolefin, 4 steel cables, multimedia software, control computer, computer for the audience, Internet connexion, video projector, 2 speakers, pedestal

Dimensions:

38 x 38 x 122 cm



Credits:

Music, 3D, programming and design: Manuel Chantre: Manuel Chantre

Commissioned by the Laboratoire de recherches sur les œuvres hypermédiatiques NT2, centre for inter university research of the University of Quebec in Montreal, Concordia University, University of Laval, McGill University, University of Montreal and University of Regina, Montreal, 2014

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URBANIA's new magazine launch, Montreal (CA), 2014. Photo : Sébastien Roy

URBANIA's new magazine launch, Montreal (CA), 2014. Photo : Sébastien Roy

URBANIA's new magazine launch, Montreal (CA), 2014. Photo : Sébastien Roy

Forms generated by the names Jean-François and Karine, 2014. Image : Manuel Chantre

URBANIA's new magazine launch, Montreal (CA), 2014. Photo : Sébastien Roy

Laboratoire de recherches sur les œuvres hypermédiatiques NT2, Montreal (CA), 2014. Photo : Manuel Chantre

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