These illuminated cylinders display fairy tales when people get inside to power them

13 Giant Interactive Loops That Play Fairy Tales Have Been Installed In Montreal

Photography by Ulysse Lemerise/OSA Images

 

A group of designers have created an interactive light art installation called Loop, that’s currently on display as part of Luminothérapie, a display of temporary public art installations, in Montreal, Canada.

 

13 Giant Interactive Loops That Play Fairy Tales Have Been Installed In Montreal

Photography by Ulysse Lemerise/OSA Images

Loop, an Ekumen creation, designed and produced by Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve and Ottoblix in collaboration with Générique Design, Jérôme Roy and Thomas Ouellet Fredericks, took 3 months to create and features 13 giant wheels that are a mix between giant zoetropes, music boxes, and railway handcars.


13 Giant Interactive Loops That Play Fairy Tales Have Been Installed In Montreal

Photography by Ulysse Lemerise/OSA Images

Each of the 2 meter wide cylinders included in the installation features a different fairy tale that comes to life when people get inside to power the machine. When two people get inside and pull a lever back and forth, the cylinder starts to spin.


13 Giant Interactive Loops That Play Fairy Tales Have Been Installed In Montreal

Photography by Ulysse Lemerise/OSA Images

As it spins it starts to light up and the 24 black and white images associated with a fairy tale begin to appear as if they’re moving. Pulling the lever also initiates music and creates a strobe effect over the black and white images reminiscent of the look of the first animated films.


13 Giant Interactive Loops That Play Fairy Tales Have Been Installed In Montreal

Photography by Ulysse Lemerise/OSA Images

All of the elements of entertainment, including the speed at which the images move, the tempo of the music playing, and the flickering of the strobe effect are all determined by how quickly people pull the lever back and forth.

Loop is only one part of Luminothérapie and will be on display until January 29th, 2017. If you’re interested in learning more about the design, you can watch a series of videos, here.


13 Giant Interactive Loops That Play Fairy Tales Have Been Installed In Montreal

Photography by Ulysse Lemerise/OSA Images

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