An exercise in cooperation
Understanding infinity through the body
Permanent Installation since 2014
Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, Montreal, Canada
The projection displays illustrations and instructions for the choreography. Each time participants move in sync with the animation, they impact and transform the projected storyline. Seven stones outline the dance floor with instructions engraved in each of them, keeping the dance floor alive and functional all day long.
Move so fast you are in slow motion.
Can our bodies help us feel the infinite? To answer this question, Daily collaborated with choreographer Dana Gingras in order to compose a dance inspired by the laws of physic and capable of guiding collective movement while maintaining enough freedom to indulge in personal interpretations.
To help us create the animations on the Planetarium’s facade, Daily worked with filmmaker and animator Patrick Péris. Together, we directed a series of workshops for 8 to 12 year old kids from the Jean-Claude Malepart community center. These workshops not only involved the local community in the project, but also contributed to the educational mission of the Planetarium. The children were introduced to astronomy and animation techniques such as stop motion and light painting and ended up creating the vast majority of the visuals featured in the projection.
Close your eyes, squeeze them tight until you see the stars.