Spectrum

Mirari

Auditory; Luminous; Communication

Look, i’m talking to you

This interactive installation sheds light on the phenomenon of communication, by displaying the path taken by the waves generated by voices and other sounds. Here, the fundamental means of interpersonal communication, speech, is disconnected from language. Instead, it becomes a cascade of waves and luminous pulses, illustrating the fascinating trajectories of sound. Watch as your message moves from one end of the circles to the other. You will see how small gestures – invisible reverberations – can have a big impact.

Spectrum is also a private listening experience, in which you are invited to engage with others in a sound-and-light dialogue. Take some time to listen, in order to see.

 

Technical features

Quantity: 1

Dimensions: 48 ft (14.6 m) length / 2 ft (0.6 m) width / 6 ft (2 m) height

Installation weight: 2,189 pounds (991 kilos)

Installation footprint: minimum 840 ft2 (80 m2)

We recommend a 6 ft (2m) corridor around the installation to allow for smooth public circulation.

Concept and art direction

Mirari

Fabrication

Robocut Studio

Co-production

Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Quays Culture in Manchester, U.K.

Executive Production, Touring

Jack World

« We spend each day working to bring people together and make them think. With Spectrum, we wanted to take a closer look at communication. It’s incredible what you can communicate through simple sound waves! By promoting interaction in public spaces, we help change the way people perceive places. One evening, there was a family on one side and a homeless man on the other, and they were communicating using Spectrum. It’s truly in that moment that our project took on its full meaning! »

Gonzalo Soldi Creative director and co-founder of the Mirari studio
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Gallery

Spectrum de Mirari, Montréal, Canada, 2019 © Chloé Larivière

Spectrum de Mirari, Manchester, UK, 2018 © Joel Chester

Spectrum de Mirari, Montréal, Canada, 2019 © Chloé Larivière

Spectrum de Mirari, Manchester, UK, 2018 © Joel Chester

Spectrum de Mirari, Luminothérapie 11e édition, Montréal, Canada, 2020 © Vivien Gaumand

Spectrum de Mirari, Luminothérapie 11e édition, Montréal, Canada, 2020 © Madeleine Plamondon

Awards & nominations

The International Design Awards (IDA) 2021

Prix Silver in the category Architecture – Public Art & Public Art Installation

15e édition Grands prix du Design 2022

Gold Certification – Other categories in architecture / Temporary Installation

15e édition Grands prix du Design 2022

Platinum Winner, Gold Certification – Special Award / Architecture + Art

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