FESTIVAL
TRANSAMÉRIQUES

DANCE + THEATRE
MAY 21 - JUNE 04 2015
9TH EDITION, MONTRÉAL

FESTIVAL
TRANSAMÉRIQUES

DANCE + THEATRE
MAY 21 - JUNE 05 2015

9th
EDITION
MONTRÉAL

2014 mobile haut EN

Interactive Installation

SoleNoid

Sound and Light Services
Leipzig
© Matthias Moller
Interactive Installation
SoleNoid

Transported into the world of the musical via robotics, spectators are encouraged to create choreography for eight tap dancing shoes. Intriguing and stimulating.

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SoleNoid

Fleet of Foot
An inviting, surprising approach to dance. In the interactive installation SoleNoid, eight tap dancing shoes placed on a machine bedecked with wires kickoff like hoofers in a Busby Berkeley musical. Through the combined magic of computers and machinery, the shoes spring to life in a symphony of rhythms and taps that make you want to tap your feet. The performance lasts only a few minutes. Invited to take a seat at the control panel, adventurous spectators can reinvent the piece, as the 16 switches at their disposal trigger short sequences of sound and movement with which to create a new composition.

Mixing the real and the virtual via robotics, the British visual artist Peter William Holden evokes the perfection and complexity of the universe, simultaneously sculpting space and time in this intriguing and stimulating blend of play and meditation. 

Sound and Light, Art and Technology
Peter William Holden’s works all employ robotics, an eight-branch mandala structure, pneumatic valves triggered by a computer and an air flow system for movement. Before the tap dancing of SoleNoid, umbrellas in AutoGene were mounted in a circular pattern and joined by air hoses and electrical cables to a small computer, and danced to Singing in the Rain. The installation Arabesque is a gigantic mechanical flower made of plastic arms and legs that move and sway to The Blue Danube. In Nelumbo metal flowers respond to noises from the surrounding environment.

Tickets
Place des Arts
Salle d’exposition de l’espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

May 18 to June 7

Free admission

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Artists
© Matthias Moller
Peter William Holden

Revenge of the Nerd
Peter William Holden’s precocious fascination with technology is due perhaps in part to the highly industrial environment of his home town in northern England. He attributes his interest in sound and movement to the electro and hip hop music that led him to become a breakdancer at a young age. Born in 1970 and now based in Germany, this visual artist finds computers to be a wonderful creative tool. Seeking to dissolve the barriers between the real and the virtual, he creates movement and sounds in dancing installations that transform the banal into the extraordinary and make the unusual thrilling.

Credits

Credits

AN INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION BY PETER WILLIAM HOLDEN

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION MARKO WILD / PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION MEDIAL MIRAGE / MATTHIAS MÖLLER

CO-PRESENTED BY PLACE DES ARTS

PREMIERED IN 2009

WRITTEN BY FABIENNE CABADO TRANSLATED BY NEIL KROETSCH

 

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