This illuminated musical installation, featuring a distinctive retro-futuristic look, uses cylinders two metres in diameter. Members of the public are invited to sit down inside and activate the mechanism, causing beautiful images inspired by 13 fairy tales to come to life.
On display from November 30,2018 to January 3, 2019 at the Canada One Outlet on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls.
The work is inspired by the zoetrope, an optical toy invented in the 19th century. Loop is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar.
The retro-futuristic machine, more than two metres in diameter, creates animated fairy-tale loops. Through the combined efforts of members of the public working the hand lever, the image cylinder lights up and creates the illusion of motion in the drawings.
Conception and execution: Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve and Ottoblix
Production: Ekumen and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal, Canada
Display installation courtesy of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 303