Navy Pier, Chicago

An emotional journey through sound and light

Passage is an immersive, minimalist, contemplative and interactive artwork that explores the emotional connections we develop with light and sound. The concept of the artwork takes root in the definition of the word passage itself: the act of moving through or past something on the way from one place to another, and also the process of transition from one state to another in a temporal dimension.

The installation consists of 20 circles of light that form a tunnel which bystanders will go through, and a sound system. The passage through the tunnel activates light animations and sounds. Each configuration has its own ambiance.

Passage refers to this enigmatic moment between life and death, figured here as a pleasant space as part of another temporal dimension. A personal and sensory experience that remains playful.

Serge Maheu
Félix Ménard
Tour Producer

Alexandre Lemieux
1 844 992-7367 ext. 101

“The art installation Passage was a huge hit with Navy Pier guests.  The start of Chicago’s winter was unseasonably mild, which was great as so many people got to experience the work. We saw lots of fun Instagrams and other social media photos and people loved interacting with the work. Once again, Creos provided Navy Pier with a dynamic public artwork. Thanks!”

Navy Pier, Inc., Chicago (USA)

“It’s been a pleasure working with a team of professionals like Creos and our visitors love Serge Maheu’s Passage!”

COLETTE LI, Festival Artwork Manager, I Light Marina Bay, Singapore (SGP)

(…) (Passage) is a splash of color that will enliven even the grayest winter day.!”

ETHAN WOLF, NYC City Guide, New York City (USA)

The interactive installation invites passersby through an illuminated path, creating an exciting sensory experience as they travel from one end of the tunnel to the other and exploring the emotional connection one develops with light and sound.

LYNN LIEBERMAN, Gotham To Go, New York City (USA)

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