Changing the way we perceive forgotten spaces; this was the driving idea behind "Circuit". By occupying a back alley with objects, my colleagues and I gave a new sense of place to the existing space. Installed for the Nuit Blanche festival in Winnipeg, Circuit transformed an alley, normally ignored and thought of as dirty, into a surreal dream. Using lanterns suspended above the alley and a reactive sound installation, the alley allowed the visitors' imagination to take beyond the preconceived associated with back alleys in Winnipeg. The lanterns slowly swayed in the wind. The four colour led's inside painted a the white covers. A microphone collected the sound level of the street and used that data to increase the intensity of a music composition being projected into the alley. The alley itself acted as a gateway between two other installations presented as part of Nuit Blanche
Date_ September 27, 2013
Location_ Bannatyne Ave @ King St, Winnipeg, Canada
Michael Lucenkiw, Jennifer Norrie and Jessica Kost
Circuit was installed in a back alley and was operational from 7pm - 3:30am (the length of the festival).
copyright Michael Lucenkiw 2014