An immersive sensory dive into the depths of the sea
The underwater world definitely isn’t quiet… and what we hear there tells a story. Waves, boat engines, marine animals communicating, the ice pack cracking or the sound of flowing water – proof of steady melting – this immersive film explores a little-known component of this ecosystem: its soundscape.
The work is the product of a long residency combining research and creation. The project originated from a team of marine ecology researchers who wanted to experiment with the links between art and science. Back from a polar mission, they called upon the talents of electronic music producer Maxime Dangles to create new musical material from their underwater sound recordings.
To illustrate this sound journey, visual artist Dylan Cote set out to create a dark and enigmatic aquatic universe whose overtly synthetic and minimalist entities verge on a form of graphic abstraction. A camera dives into this world and explores its imaginary lands, guided by a narrative thread showing their progressive disturbance.
This immersive film has benefited from the support of the SAT’s creation program.
In the Satosphere
From June 29 to August 21, 2021
Open: Tuesday → Saturday
Show: 5 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Regular rate: $ 20 (+ fees)
Duration: 37 minutes
Maxime Dangles has a unique background in the world of electronic music producers. Originally from Valence (France), he started his career by releasing his first production on renowned German label Kompakt and its famous Speicher series. Builder and fan of modular synths of all kinds, the French producer releases on Scandium Records and Bambù Records while still continuing his adventure on Kompakt. In 2010, he joined the Skryptöm label, founded by Electric Rescue in 2006, and never left. Since then, the artist has been as successful in the studio with his first album Resilience, released on Skryptöm in 2015, as he has been live in the power trio Mod3rn — with Electric Rescue and Traumer — or under his alias DNGLS, with which he released a more electronica than techno album, Lukarne, in February 2016.
Dylan Cote is an artist and designer based in Paris. He collaborates closely with musical artists to create audiovisual projects in different contexts. He also develops a more autonomous artistic practice through installations, images and video. His research focuses on experimenting with various mediums and techniques in order to generate shapes that draw on the plastic potential of digital technologies while questioning their uses. Tools, mediums and subjects all at once, they help him build contemplative spaces where angst mixes with fascination, reflecting a work on contemporary technical imagination and the power dynamics induced by technocapitalist expansion. Fragments of fictions emerge, revealing certain current issues linked to the technological and societal transformations of our time. He is also one of the founding members of the visual art label OYÉ, created in 2016. It gathers various artists and designers together for audiovisual artistic projects.
About the project
The BeBEST Franco-Quebec International Laboratory focuses on the ecology of extreme environments and was founded by a team of researchers returning from polar missions. After 350 ice dives, having realized that an environmental disaster was imminent and that they were clearly unable to witness the aesthetic shock experienced during these missions, the group decided to combine artistic creation, in residence at the polar research base, with their marine ecology work.
A large part of the scientific research work in the BeBEST laboratory is based on passive acoustic methods. The sounds recorded are those of marine animals, as well as those of human activities and of the sea itself (waves, swell, current, rain, ice cracking…). These sounds represent precious new material for musical creators.
Musician Maxime Dangles was invited to participate in the work, to create new musical material from these sounds, particularly for creating a 360° immersive audiovisual performance in a dome, after experimenting with a spatialized sound system (Meyer 24.4 active diffusion points, controlled by an audio-digital interface) allowing sound immersion.
The sounds used as raw material in the creation of this immersive composition have a unique range and an aesthetic value of their own, but they also carry a meaning: they give voice to the perils that threaten this fragile environment. The audio work mixes the raw ambiance of underwater sounds turned into instruments with a more traditional writing of instruments and vocals.
The artistic approach of this project is intimately linked to the time spent in residence in the laboratory, which allowed the artists to make the sounds their own, along with the the context in which they were captured, their meaning, and more broadly, the current content of this marine ecology research.
Show and Meal: Half Priced Tickets
Combine your immersive experience with a meal at the Foodlab – Labo culinaire . 2 dishes + 1 dessert to choose from the menu, before or after the show. Contact the restaurant after purchasing tickets to confirm your reservation: [email protected] / 514-844 -2033 # 225 or book online
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