Ondulation is a composition for water, sound and light. It employs a two-ton pool of water that is set into motion using sound. Beams of light are projected onto the surface of the water and reflect onto a projection screen. The pool becomes a "liquid mirror" that is slowly sculpted into perfect three-dimensional expressions of a musical composition. In turn, the light on the screen is modulated by the movement of the water into complex visual forms that maintain perfect congruity with their musical source. The resulting fusion of sensory experiences is a temporal sculpture: a construction of water, sound and light that evolves as a composition in time.
Produced with the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in partnership with the Lume Media Centre in Helsinki and the Society for Arts & Technology [SAT] in Montreal. Audio and lighting equipment is provided in part by Bryston Limited and Selecon.
Programmer: Hans Samuelson
Construction: Brian Clark
Consulting Engineer: David Ozsvari
Special thanks to Terro and Ilkka at Lume and to the SAT team.