Iceberg by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture
in collaboration with Jean-Sébastien Côté and Philippe Jean
On display Nov. 9 – Dec. 31
Iceberg is a playful, immersive, light and sound installation that tells the story of an iceberg, from its calving into Arctic waters to its final melting near a southern shore. In their natural state, the crevasses within an iceberg resonate like gigantic organ pipes, whose tonalities change as the iceberg gradually melts.
Inspired by this monumental and natural musical instrument, Iceberg consists of a series of 14 illuminated metallic arches that are trigged to create sound and light when people pass through each arch. Arranged as a tunnel, the arches beckon visitors to enter, listen to, and play this giant organ, whose notes and light travel from end to end of the musical corridor. Human activity “warms up” these ice monuments and transforms their original nature into a visual and auditory symphony.
Creation and execution: ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture in collaboration with Jean-Sébastien Côté and Philippe Jean.
Co-production of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Illuminart, created for the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival.