Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Crowd

Today I'm finishing this set from the Kontinuum multimedia show that occupied a future LRT station here in Ottawa beneath the core this summer.

After leaving the station platforms, a wall was the final stop of the exhibit. Taking the card you scanned of yourself at the beginning of the exhibition, you scanned the barcode into readers at the base. Your digital counterpart would appear on the wall above in a flourish of colours and lights. This includes yours truly, looking the part of Yul Brynner. 

This last shot of me is from another visit, when I decided to go with that song suggestion and wear sunglasses at night. Yes, for the record, any attempt at a smile from me automatically defaults to a smirk.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Carrying on with images taken at Kontinuum today, and I will be concluding this tomorrow. Check out the second video here.

Friday, September 22, 2017


I have some more from Kontinuum today, namely the main area of the exhibition. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Here is more from Kontinuum today. And check out the first of two videos I did here. This one was done in the same chamber I left off in yesterday.

Here we get into the main area of the exhibition, which is where the LRT station platforms themselves will have trains come through next year. Lights and images- such as the digital scans of Kontinuum visitors- projected themselves onto the screens erected in the center of the structure, and the lights of the platform area as a whole varied, interacting with the displays of the screens. Music played throughout.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Light Or Dark

Have a look today at my writer's blog, where today I feature a photo post on this past weekend's Army Run event.

I have gone to see the multimedia show Kontinuum several times during its exhibition in downtown Ottawa this summer; you may remember a post I did on it in early August, so today we begin a series. The show wrapped up a few days ago, and was set in a future LRT station beneath the core. Kontinuum was quite popular, drawing in more than 300 000 visitors during its run, and was staged with the idea of having around seventy people in the exhibition at any given time, taking about a half hour to pass through. I will be posting another series on it down the line, and I have photos stashed away that may come in use for future theme days as well.

The visitor scanned a card upon entry, with that scan sending your digital counterpart down into the main part of the exhibition. Then you walked past a series of quotations about light or journeys, such as this one by Tesla. 

The shimmering deep colours change regularly, giving what will one day be typical infrastructure a richly moody sensibility.

After passage through this corridor, there were a couple of entrances- each ends up taking you to opposite sides of the tracks down at the platform level. The design of these pathways differ from each other. 

On this occasion, I took the passage to the right, where the lights and music interact with the passage of people.

This pathway leads to a room with a dazzling light show being projected, with geometric shapes flashing on the screen, something like out of a sci-fi movie.