Inspired by solar and planetary movements, SOLSTICE is a monumental interactive art installation that invites the audience to take control of the environment around them. Throughout the experience, SOLSTICE disturbs your perception of the surroundings, making you lose sense of where you actually are, somewhere between reflections, parallel dimensions and reality.
SOLSTICE is about how our own actions have far-reaching consequences, and this is perceived through an audiovisual reverberation that takes over the whole space as people rotate the central sun. Just like the sun affects moods, seasons and nature, our individual decisions and actions also have effects on a global scale.
After activating a giant spinning globe, participants pick their path through a series of doors, each creating a distinct array of glowing light and sound. Explore this experience from March 1 – April 16.
Founded in Montreal in 2010, digital art studio Iregular creates audiovisual installations, large-scale sculptures, architectural projections and scenographies, with a focus on interactive and immersive experiences. At the crossroads between art and technology, these artworks experiment with geometry, light, sound, typography, mathematics, algorithms, communication protocols, AI, and machine learning. Iregular also develops its own proprietary technologies.
The studio works with the infinite and random combinations produced by interactive systems that the audience ultimately influences and transforms. The interaction is at the core of it all. It is only the relationship between the people and the piece that finalizes the artwork and gives it meaning.
Iregular’s work has been shown in 25 countries, notably including a solo exhibition in the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands, 5 solo exhibitions in Montreal, as well as other important presentations at Mutek (Montreal and Mexico), BIAN (Montreal), Mapping Festival (Switzerland), Chroniques Biennale (France), LEV Festival (Spain), Draaimolen (The Netherlands), Elektra (Montreal), Glow (The Netherlands), Lumiere (United Kingdom), Dubai Design Week (UAE), B39 (South Korea), Arttech (Colombia), Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal), and Aurora Festival (USA). Their creations are also in the collections of the WNDR museum in Chicago (USA), the Museo de Antioquia in Medellín (Colombia) and the Collection du Mouvement Desjardins in Montreal.
Daniel Iregui, Eloi Beauchamp, Hind Azennar, Olivier Gagnon, Célia Genevois, Guillaume Turgeon, Hugo St-Onge, Nicolas Prud’homme, Xavier Tremblay, Manon Andréa Leroy, Alice Sanz, Mariam Assaf, Aurelia Ciocanu and Roger Caron.
Photo Credit: Lawrence Elizabeth Knox