PLACE DES ARTS
An art installation for Montreal’s Place des Arts, Locomotive is a fantastical portrayal of a human machine resembling an elaborate game of organic dominos.
Place des Arts
Human flesh makes up a patchwork of glittering metallic members which have the luster of new pistons and bolts. Caught in awkward tension, the bodies quiver in suspension, the movement becoming increasingly intense until released by the passing impulse.
The complexity of this work lies within an ecology of play, monstrosity, and sensuality with each gear, wheel and suture playing its role in a carefully synthesized chain reaction of image, sound and light. Uncomfortable yet intrigued, the eye of the passer cannot turn away from the machine.
Thibaut Duverneix & Mathieu Léger
Département, Josh Usheroff
Sach Baylin Stern
Christian Olsen, David Drury