Center3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton (CA), 2014. Photo : Andrew Butkevicius

Triple3

Triple3 is an interactive audiovisual sculpture whose control interface is a social network. The viewers, using the Twitter page for the installation @digitaltriple3, interact and generate a dynamic audiovisual form in the gallery. People – whether around the installation or elsewhere in the world – comment upon or share the content of the Twitter page, thus participating directly in evolving the audiovisual aspects of the work.

Triple3 offers a diversion from the mundane mechanics of social networking. Twitter becomes a collective aesthetic experience. Instead of being a machine that is used to collect private data from the viewer, social networking is used to reverse this relationship, placing the viewer in charge.

The audience member uses the network for activity outside the scope of the network. Twitter is reduced to a creative tool. The artwork is fed by the internal dynamics of the social network.

  • "His installations are not intended for a viewer comfortably seated in a cinematic chair, absorbing a narrative. Chantre intends the audience to be actively interacting, rather than viewing passively."
    Center3, Jim Riley, curator, Hamilton (CA)
  • "This democratization of audiovisual artworks is a new direction, aimed at an audience raised on social media."

    Center3, Jim Riley, curator, Hamilton (CA)
Center3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton (CA), 2014. Photo : Andrew Butkevicius

Triple3 is made to be presented simultaneously in different art galleries allowing the public to see the result of their interactions on each replica of the installation.

The video images are projected onto a rectangular prism made of a translucent film, as if the light is floating in the air. The projected image is reflected on the inside surfaces of the structure, giving the illusion that the projected shape is a three-dimensional configuration.

Exhibitions:
- Center3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton (CA), 2014

Press and documentation :
- Article, Center3, Jim Riley, Hamilton (CA)

Center3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton (CA), 2014. Photo : Andrew Butkevicius

Created in 2014

Credits:
Music, 3D, programmation and conception: Manuel Chantre
Web programming consultant : Pierre-Antoine Chesnel

Technique:
Polyolefin, 4 steel cables, multimedia software, Internet connection, computer, video projector, 2 speakers.

Dimensions:

38 x 38 x 122 cm

Center3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton (CA), 2014. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Center3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton (CA), 2014. Photo : Andrew Butkevicius

Center3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton (CA), 2014. Photo : Andrew Butkevicius

Interactions on Triple3's Twitter, 2014.

Center3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton (CA), 2014. Photo : Manuel Chantre

Center3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton (CA), 2014. Photo : Manuel Chantre

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