Running September 15 to October 14
A participatory work that will spark the imagination. Loop is an interactive work that plays short flipbook-style movies inspired by Quebec literature. At the centre of each giant wheel is a music box to provide accompaniment for the hand-drawn animations. The work is inspired by the zoetrope, an optical toy invented in the 19th century. Loop is a hybrid of the music box, zoetrope and railway handcar. Sit down inside the zoetrope, pump the bar, and make the image cylinder turn. The pictures will spring into motion. The images, tinted by a strobe, are reminiscent of the earliest movies. The speed of the whirring pictures, the frequency at which the light flickers and the tempo of the music are all determined by how fast you move the bar. Have fun!
Loop by EKUMEN, A co-production of Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Ekumen, distributed by QDSinternational (Photo: New-York, USA - 2018 © Alexandre Ayer)