On display November 3–12, 2023
Games are metaphors for life. They teach us about success, failure, learning from mistakes, working with others, discipline, and rigor. When the digital art studio Iregular set out to create an artwork inspired by the Canal Convergence 2023 featured theme, “The Power of Play,” they chose to explore that invisible force that pervades all game experiences: luck.
DICE is a large-scale interactive sculpture consisting of five white cubes floating above the Arizona Canal. This five-part experience invites viewers to play with their own shadows, which react with different shapes, colors, and patterns that change with each cube.
Cameras placed in front of and behind the interactive zones track the attendees’ bodies and turn them into projections that are drawn and redrawn by people’s unpredictable movements. This, combined with random generative software, creates infinitely different living artworks that are never the same.
Iregular is a Montreal-based digital art studio that creates audiovisual installations, large-scale sculptures, architectural projections, and scenographies with a focus on interactive and immersive experiences. The studio has a catalog of more than 50 interactive works and has toured more than 30 countries.
At the crossroads between art and technology, these artworks experiment with geometry, light, sound, mathematics, algorithms, communication protocols, and artificial intelligence. Iregular also develops its own proprietary technologies.
The studio works with the infinite and random combinations produced by interactive systems that the audience influences and transforms. The goal is always to spark curiosity and wonder through a dialogue between the public and the living artwork, an experience that varies with each different personal point of view. Interaction is at the core of it all. It is only the relationship between the people and the piece that finalizes the artwork and gives it meaning.
Iregular was founded in 2010 by Colombian Canadian digital artist Daniel Iregui.