Organicus – 2011

Permanent public artwork for the Quebec City Circus School

Interactive light installation
Aluminum, powder coat , LED lighting, Dmx controled
H : 4m | D : 5m

 

 

” ORGANICUS is an interactive public artwork commissioned by the École de cirque de Québec, located in the former Saint Esprit Church in Quebec City’s Limoilou neighbourhood. The installation takes the shape of a golden-hued crown placed atop the bell tower of the former church, with pieces resembling an organ – that great instrument so strongly associated with churches ” 

 

As night falls, the installation is lit in a seemingly random pattern – alternating between linearity and rhythmic pulsing – while it is not random at all: the pattern is proportional to the speed and direction of the wind as registered at the top of the steeple. While referencing the building’s history and original use, Organicus celebrates the natural movement of bodies – human and environmental – that the circus arts emulate. Not unlike an urban lighthouse, the piece has become a fixture in the Quebec City skyline.

 

Collaborateurs au projet :

Fabrication : Forge Ornementale Lapoint | Jérôme Lapointe
Architecte : Éric Millette
Ingénieur : NCK | Franz Knoll / Jean-Pierre Thonney
Électronique : Samuel St-Aubin
Moulage et prototypage rapide : FabLab inc.
Logistique installation : Ludovic Boney

 

L’idée du Nord ( the idea of north ) – 2020 | Utopie ( Utopia )- 2020 | Le spectre des lumières ( The Spectrum of Enlightenment ) – 2019 | Lux Obscura – 2017 | LOOP – 2016 | Les chargeurs de potentiel ( Potential Chargers )- 2016 | Le Grand Bleu du Nord ( the great northern blue ) – 2015 | Organicus – 2011 | Life Saver – 2014 | Sérénade – 2012 | Être bien encadré ( Well framed ) – 2013 | Longueur d’onde ( Wavelength ) – 2011 | Mouvement de masse ( Mass Movement ) – 2010 | Faire la vague ( Do The Wave ) – 2009 |