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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.
Date and time
Waterloo Public Square
75 King St S, N2J 1P2
Offered in English.
EKUMEN | A co-production of Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Ekumen, distributed by QDSinternational
A participatory work that will spark the imagination. Loop is an interactive work that plays short flipbook-style movies inspired by Quebec literature. At the centre of each giant wheel is a music box to provide accompaniment for the hand-drawn animations. The work is inspired by the zoetrope, an optical toy invented in the 19th century. Loop is a hybrid of the music box, zoetrope and railway handcar. Sit down inside the zoetrope, pump the bar, and make the image cylinder turn. The pictures will spring into motion. The images, tinted by a strobe, are reminiscent of the earliest movies. The speed of the whirring pictures, the frequency at which the light flickers and the tempo of the music are all determined by how fast you move the bar. Have fun!
Photo credit: LOOP, by QDSinternational, a coproduction of Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Ekumen, Montreal.
- Lumen Festival lumenfestival.ca
City of Waterloo
Lumen is an annual, free, all-ages festival that is open to the public and run by the City of Waterloo’s Arts and Creative Industries team, Create Waterloo. The event features the work of artists as they explore the interplay of light, art, and technology in installations located throughout uptown Waterloo.
Hosting 30+ visual, interactive, new media, and performance-based installations, the event is an exciting night in uptown not to be missed!
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Lumen is an annual, free, all-ages festival that is open to the public and run by the City of Waterloo’s Arts and Creative Industries team, Create Waterloo. The event features the work of artists as they explore the interplay of light, art,...