LE TRACEUR IMMOBILE

Depicted as an immobile Parkour athlete, and connected to the Web, this interactive light sculpture is destined to eternally travel the internet. Bounding through hyperlinks, the tracer (Internet bot) vaults across global servers, landing at destinations of the public’s choice before generating a unique light display based on the server’s IP address. In this way, the artwork simultaneously shapes virtual and physical spaces. The illuminated interior changes in real-time, following the model’s passage through cyberspace, alluding to the universality of the web and, consequently, the social and political repercussions of this form of interaction.

Chantre’s œuvre finds inspiration in our relation with internet data and their geographic locations; our 21st century transportation. Realized in collaboration with the technology research institute, Optech, Le traceur immobile reveals the subtle collaboration woven into a canvas that we assume is individual, but remains ever more complex and collective in a global world.

Collection: Lend to Cégep André-Laurendeau until 2020

Edition: 1 copy /1 available info.

Exhibitions:
– Cégep André-Laurendeau, College, Lasalle (CA), 2017-2020.
– World Design Summit Montreal, Montreal (CA), 2017
– Desjardins Group Tower, Espace Desjardins, Montreal (CA), 2017

         


Studio, Cégep André-Laurendeau, Le traceur immobile, Lasalle (CA), 2017. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Cégep André-Laurendeau, Le traceur immobile, Lasalle (CA), 2017. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Cégep André-Laurendeau, Le traceur immobile, Lasalle (CA), 2017. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Cégep André-Laurendeau, Le traceur immobile, Lasalle (CA), 2017. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Cégep André-Laurendeau, Le traceur immobile, Lasalle (CA), 2017. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Desjardins Group Tower, Espace Desjardins, Montreal (CA), 2017

Cégep André-Laurendeau, Le traceur immobile, Lasalle (CA), 2017. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Cégep André-Laurendeau, Le traceur immobile, Lasalle (CA), 2017. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Cégep André-Laurendeau, Le traceur immobile, Lasalle (CA), 2017. Photo : Manuel Chantre

 

Created in 2015-2017

Technique: Acrylic, aluminum, video projector, cloud computing, Internet bot, tablet, visual generative software, TouchDesigner

Dimensions: 91 x 91 x 274 cm + 30 x 30 x 121cm  /  3 x 3 x 9 feet + 1 x 1 x 4 feet

Editions: 2 copies

Collection:  Lend to Cégep André-Laurendeau, available info

Press and documentation
– Article, Hackcité 375, Le traceur immobile, Montreal (CA), 2017
– Article, Le messager, Le traceur immobile, La Salle, Montreal (CA), 2017
– Article, Optech, Le traceur immobile, La Salle, Montreal (CA), 2017
– Mention, Cegep André-Laurendeau, Le traceur immobile, Montreal (CA), 2017

Crédits:
Realized in collaboration with Optech, a centre for technology transfer in optics/photonics. Concept, interactive visual,user interface design, system design, interactive scenario,technical drawing CAD, production:Manuel Chantre.

Optech: Denis Lafrance, Marie-Maude Baillargeon, Louis Bouchard, Jacques Bismuth,Marc-André Blais, Erick Jarry, Richard Lang, Mélanie Joncas-Latimer, Maroun Massabki, Julien Colimon, Mathieu Riendeau, Patrick Orsini, Philippe McKoy, Adam Roy, Yan Duval, Paul Philipps Jr.,Nathalie Plouffe, François Arsenault-Hubert.

Web programming:Pierre-Luc Blais, M-art productions inc,Production assistant: Émile Foucher, Assembling: Pierre Auclaire et Pierre-Mathieu Chayer, Programming: Sébastien Gravel, Guillaume Bourassa, Model: Tommy Charest, Aknowledgment: Bruno Santerre

This project was made possible with the support of Canada Council for the Arts, Optech CCTT, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of  Canada (NSERC), Cégep André-Laurendeau, college

        

 

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