Old Market Square, The Exchange District

Between Bannatyne Avenue and King Street

Winnipeg, MB

Digital & new media

Film & video


Visual arts

The work is inspired by the zoetrope, an optical toy invented in the 19th century. Loop is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar. The retro-futuristic machine, more than two metres in diameter, creates animated fairy-tale Loops. Through the combined efforts of members of the public working the hand lever, the image cylinder lights up and creates the illusion of motion in the drawings. The black and white images, tinted through a strobe effect, recall the earliest movies and are visible inside the cylinder as well as outside it, so that they can be watched from close up or far away. The speed at which the images fly by, the frequency at which the light flickers and the rhythm of the audio composition are all directly related to the pace set by the participants, who can be of any age. Sep 28 – Oct 6, 2019 Follow for more details: @wac_publicart @winnipegartscouncil #WACpublicart @nbwpg #nbwpg

This event is free.

Created by Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve and Ottoblix

Produced by Ekumen and Quartier des Spectacles

Presented by the Winnipeg Arts Council

Fri Sep 25
Sat Sep 26
Sun Sep 27

Sat 6:00 PM to Sun 12:00 AM

Organized by

Winnipeg Arts Council & Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Olivier Girouard goes off the beaten path to find inspiration for his works: a link between two co-occurring ideas; a sound profile undergoing a transformation. He strives to reinvent our relationship with hearing, by working with artists in dance and visual arts. A producer and promoter of audio works, he is the artistic director of Ekumen. Jonathan Villeneuve is an artist with DIY sensibilities who creates poetic machines by assembling familiar materials and giving them new functions. His works move, emit light and make sounds, allowing viewers to come to their own conclusions about the device’s imaginary function. His solo work has been presented regularly in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. As well as participating in numerous collaborative digital-art projects presented at festivals and events in Europe.

This event is part of a hub:

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Organized by Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place on the Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn, produced by Culture Days Manitoba and the Winnipeg Arts Council. The e...


Between Bannatyne Avenue and King Street

Winnipeg, MB

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