Louis-Philippe Rondeau in collaboration with ELEKTRA. Distributed by Wireframe Public Art Agency. (Canada)
Location: Open Plaza, OUE Bayfront
Résonances is an interactive installation that embodies the inexorable passage of time. It seeks to reveal the limit between present and past.
As an arch of light appears in darkness, a temporal portal emerges. When visitors cross this threshold, their image will be projected onto the adjacent wall and seem deployed in time through the slit-scan technique. In this visual metaphor, the past constantly takes over the present, and visitors will see their own image fade inexorably into the oblivion of white light. The artwork emphasises that all light is the manifestation of events that have already occurred; the twinkle we see in the night sky is but a bygone snapshot of the stars.
About the Artist
A professor at the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design of Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Louis-Philippe Rondeau’s research is focused on exploring the outskirts of photographic portraiture, calling into question certain empirical conventions of the photographic image such as immediacy, vantage point and planarity.
His interactive installations seek to question the relationship between the viewer and the artwork. They compel viewers to reconsider the conventions employed in the mediation of images, specifically those regarding the representation of space and time.