Design graphique « Choreographies for Humans & Stars »
Un projet de DAILY TOUS LES JOURS pour le Biôdome de Montréal
Prix Les Arts et la Ville 2014
EXTRAIT DU SITE DE « DAILY TOUS LES JOURS » :
Choreographies for Humans & Stars
Outdoor dance ritual for a planetarium
Permanently exhibited at the Montréal Planetarium, Choreographies for humans and stars (Chorégraphies pour des humains et des étoiles) is an interactive projection and a play area all-in-one. It is an experience in which participants take part in a collective dance.
Seven stones anchored into the ground delimit the dance area. A series of instructions guide participants through the choreography: a stellar composition ensues.
Arranged in collaboration with choreographer Dana Gingras, the routine uses dance as a method for participants to feel connected to the movements of the stars. They are provided with enough guidelines to allow them to dance within a group, yet maintain enough freedom to indulge in personal interpretations.
The images from the projection emerged through workshops with local kids. Animator, Patrick Péris, provided them with the creative context and guidance to orchestrate the entire series.
The overall effect is a collaborative display of movements produced by both the participants and the stars, allowing for connectedness between dancers, and for a distinct closeness to the immensity of the universe.
A conversation with your bank
A conversation with your bank
The Conversation Wall was designed for Umpqua Bank’s new South Lake Union store as a temporary installation to engage the local community and celebrate the bank’s recent opening.
South Lake Union is one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in the US. At such a pace, a community barely has time to shape itself. How can a community bank talk to a community that’s not yet a community? The Conversation Wall is an opportunity to identify what matters to people. After all, our conversations shape our economy.
An illuminated sign invites passersby to fill-in-the-blank: ‘We want to have a conversation about ____’. Participants can text conversation topics to complete the phrase. Categories for submission help frame a relevant conversation, keeping topics centred around the area where everyday life and banking overlap: Growing, Making Connections, Finding Balance, Thinking Ahead, and Succeeding. Each of the submissions is displayed on the wall in real-time, sharing everyone’s views publicly and calling out to everyone to contribute.
We also created postcard size calling cards for Umpqua staff to use – when meeting people around the neighbourhood, or as a thoughtful moment to end a tour of the new bank space. The cards are another way to ask neighbours, ‘What kinds of conversations should happen here?’. A wall inside the bank displays the hand written messages.
Over the course of the 2 month long installation, we’re gathering all of the submissions to curate a series of events based on community interest. This Conversation Series is currently in progress. South Lake Union friends, stay tuned.TEMPORARILY EXHIBITED AT THEUMPQUA BANK IN SOUTH LAKE UNIONUNTIL MAY 31, 2014