Since the start of the season, a work of art is being deployed at Bromont during each Nuit Blanche. Did you, by any chance, feel like you were being watched going down the Versant du Village ? Maybe it’s because digital artist Larose has you under “Surveillance”.
The art work is called “Surveillance”
It is an interactive light installation with 5 robotic projectors that track skiers as they go down the Candiac trail, for a fun and thrilling ride. Larose worked closely with many of the resort’s crews including the electrical, trail maintenance and operations teams. It’s a great project that’s always on the move ! In fact, interactive software lets the artist control the projectors and offer a different light show every time.
DJ and producer
Larose has now added another string to his bow by becoming a digital and audiovisual artist. He’s a versatile creator who knows the Bromont hill like the back of his hand. A competitive skier and instructor at the Club Ski Bromont, Larose combined his art with his love of the sport to create this one-of-a kind project.
A significant name
The light show is actually doing more than illuminating a ski run, it’s also shining the spotlight on a very important issue : electronic surveillance. The installation depicts this reality and its interactive aspect drives the point home with the public. “I want to remind people that we’re constantly being watched by electronic means; we can’t escape it, even in places where we least expect it, like a ski slope,” Larose explains.
Ready to experience it for yourself ? Go to the Candiac trail between 7 pm and 11 pm during the Nuits Blanches, February 4, 18 and 25 and on March 4 and 18, 2017.
For more information on Surveillance and the artist behind it, check out the following articles and interviews :
Salut Bonjour : « Le numérique s'invite sur les pistes »
CBC Radio : « Surveillance on the slopes »
La Voix de l'Est : « La piste Candiac sous haute Surveillance à Bromont »
NERDS : « Quand le ski et l'art s'unissent pour l'expérience Surveillance »
Sors-tu.ca : « Surveillance, la piste de ski s'illumine à Bromont grâce à Larose »
atuvu.ca : « De l'art numérique sur neige pour divertir et réfléchir »
La Journaliste : « Vivez une Nuit Blanche sous Surveillance à Bromont »
Blog and the City : « Surveillance durant les Nuits Blanches à Bromont »
YouTube : « Nuit Blanche à Surveillance avec l'expérience Surveillance »