Ekumen's Loop Installation Displays Fairy Tales When People Power It

By: Joey Haar - Dec 13, 2016
References: quartierdesspectacles & contemporist
Ekumen's Loop installation is a series of technological cylinders that display fairy tales with the help of curious people passing by. The colorful cylinders are visually interesting on their own, but upon entering them, spectators can push and pull a crank to animate a fairy tale on screens that line the inside of the circles.

Ekumen's Loop is part of the Luminotherapie festival in Montreal. Luminotherapie consists of several public art displays around Montreal's arts quarter. Loop, which was designed by local art studio Ekumen, consists of 13 of the giant cylinders placed in the Place des Festival plaza. Located outside of the Place des Arts performing center, the area gets lots of pedestrian traffic, making it the ideal spot for such an interactive installation.