May 14th, 2013 by admin
We had somehow forgotten how lovely Vancouver can be in April. The city is in full bloom and on sunny days it’s warm enough to sit on the beach with a wind jacket. From April 12-17 we were invited to create an interactive installation and a series of workshops for the Reel to Real Film Festival in Vancouver. We’d like to extend our thanks to the incredible team behind the festival, with special thanks to our amazing hosts Venay Felton and Tammy Bannister. A big thanks also to the talented Paul Bennett for the soundscape he created for this show, and to Sarah Van Borek for the videography.
Here is a video from the gala night.
Here are a couple of images from the workshop
March 26th, 2013 by admin
Thanks to all who joined us for Nuit Blanche this year! We had a packed Museum and an incredibly imaginative installation that grew and changed all night long, with keen the participation of hundreds and hundreds!
The interactive sound and music composition for ”Suspended Narratives” was ingeniously conceived of by Christian Carriere and Navid Navab. Together they created a series of light responsive soundscapes that mesmerized the crowds.
Big thanks go to Jenny san Martin who created video and still projections incorporated into the piece.
Images by Warioda
February 25th, 2013 by admin
For Nuit Blanche 2013 we will be presenting Suspended Narratives :
A night of interactive shadow projections and sonic compositions created by Mere Phantoms, in collaboration with Christian Carriere and Navid Navab.
Inspired by iconic moments of change, growth, erasure, loss and disaster drawn from the McCord Museum archives, this interactive installation re-imagines historic moments of Montreal’s growth as a city. During Nuit Blanche, the audience will be invited to make paper cutouts of invented architecture, and to add them into a cumulative installation. To bring the installation alive, audience members will use mobile lights to activate soundscapes and animate three-dimensional shadows.
McCord Museum: 690 Sherbrooke West. Metro : McGill
February 3rd, 2013 by admin
On January 27 2013 we created an installation at The Royal BC Museum in Victoria BC. The First Peoples Gallery in the museum was a most extraordinary space for Mere Phantoms’ ‘Suspended Narratives’. Performance artist Peter Morin joined us for this event, adding deer-hide cut outs to the cumulative paper installation. A very special thank you to the totems who inhabit the gallery for sharing the space with us.
February 2nd, 2013 by admin
In January 2013 Mere Phantoms presented Suspended Narratives at the AGGV’s Family Sunday and Urbanite events. Hundreds came out to contribute to this cumulative interactive installation that reflects both artists and participants reflections on the experience of living in an increasingly urbanized worlds. Big thanks to Tania Muir for being such a gracious host!