SPIEGELSAAL :: Patrick Harrop


Montreal, May 6, 2016 – SPIEGELSAAL, a new work by artist Patrick Harrop, will be presented by PERTE DE SIGNAL at RUSTINES|LAB from May 27 to June 11, 2016, as part of the 2016 INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ARTS BIENNIAL.

SPIEGELSAAL is a research-creation project that examines the architectural and material properties of light. Inspired by the infinite virtual environments of the Bavarian Rococo “Spiegelsaal” (hall of mirrors), as well as Moholy-Nagy’s work, Light Prop for an Electric Stage, Harrop’s work is an immersive laboratory that explores the modulation techniques of reflection, diffraction, magnification, and distortion in conjunction with various kinetic and mechanical techniques of rotation, frequency, compression, and expansion.

SPIEGELSAAL investigates the duplicity of different scales of architectural representation, synthesizing a dialogue between analogue and digital materiality.


Opening: May 27, 2016 @ 5 p.m.
Showing from May 28 to June 11, 2016
From 12 pm to 5 pm (closed on Sundays)


5445 De Gaspé -Room 107
Montreal – Metro Rosemont

Patrick Harrop is an architect and associate professor at Laurentian University. His research speciality is in emerging technology and design with a particular emphasis on electromechanical hacking, digital fabrication, and contemporary theory.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to BIAN and the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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