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LOCOMOTIVE

PLACE DES ARTS

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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.

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Creative direction
Creative production
Art direction
Media direction
Conception

Partenaires

Place des Arts

Vision

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.

Approach

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.

Director & editor
Thibaut Duverneix
Original Idea & Creation
Thibaut Duverneix & Mathieu Léger
Designer & Art Director
Mathieu Léger
Composer
David Drury
Assistant Director
Ashley Watkin
Production
Département, Josh Usheroff
Line Producer
Antler Films
Executive Producer
Sach Baylin Stern
Photo Direction
Christophe Collette
MUA
Anicko Bouchard
Music production
Christian Olsen, David Drury
Double Bass
Sage Reynolds