Chimes

Montreal, Canada

A modern and surprising chime

Chimes refers to the concept of chaos theory; a small action implies 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 8 speakers 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 chock between the Chimes‘ bells disturbs the audiovisual environment and can generate divergent evolutions. The results become unpredictable and chaotic. The innumerable variety of combinations offers the user a multitude of alternatives to explore. Curious spectators, step this way!

Owners
MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, Quartier des Spectacles Partnership
Creator
Collectif Blackbox
Tour Producer
Creos

Alexandre Lemieux
1 844 992-7367 ext. 101
alexandre.lemieux@creos.io

“The Chimes art exhibit that we chose for Downtown Roanoke has been well received and looks perfect in our space. We’ve had great feedback and excitement from the community and look forward to many visitors. The team at CREOS has been easy to work with and made the whole process seamless.”

TINNA WORKMAN, President, Downtown Roanoke, Inc., Roanoke (USA)

“We’ve been looking at ways, of course, to bring people downtown, stuff that’s unique and exciting. We’ve been looking at interactive art for a long period of time and finally, we were able to find something that would work for the space and a great partner to work with.”

JAIME CLARK, Marketing and Communications Manager, Downtown Roanoke, Inc., Roanoke (USA)

“We were delighted to bring Chimes to Celebration Square in Mississauga. The work filled our space with light and sound, sparking wonder and delight for our audience. People couldn’t help but be drawn to the chimes – they were a magnetic presence onsite. Public response was incredible, our community was sad to see the piece go.

Creos were wonderful to work with; from our initial conversations about bringing something to the square, to troubleshooting while Chimes was onsite, to removing the piece efficiently – all during varying degrees of provincial shutdowns due to COVID. We look forward to working with Creos again to wow audiences in Mississauga.”

AMY BUTOISKE, Event Producer for Celebration Square, City of Mississauga, Mississauga (CAN)

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