The hypnotic universe of KROY becomes the source of impulse of this performative video installation resulting from a multidisciplinary experiment combining music, architecture, video and photography. Jean Verville, architect and professor at Laval University's School of Architecture, invites his 3500A18JV studio to create a versatile and expressive architectural object, revealing multiple scenographic compositions supported by the photographic work of Maxime Brouillet.
Jean Verville Architect + Professor
Architect Jean Verville presents interventions that contribute to the current de-compartmentalization of artistic disciplines. Developing propositions with singular characteristics, the architect values facets of space animating the emergence of new modalities of appreciation of architecture. Newly appointed professor at the School of Architecture of Laval University, in Quebec City, Verville introduces his students to a collaborative-creation process in a context of experimental workshops. Introducing a dialogue between architecture and various artistic disciplines, in order to examine new ways of defining space, these workshops encourage assembly and fusion to propose the integration of an artistic position in the architectural project.
Through the special collaboration of KROY, singer-songwriter Camille Poliquin, present at all stages of this performative architectural creation, discloses her method of work to the students o f architecture at University Laval, the development by successive layers of interventions, but also the rhythms, sequences, nuances and variations identifying the artistic vision of KROY. Unveiling a musical piece composed specifically for this project, she guides them to illustrate her creative approach in an architectural installation intended for the video capture of a musical clip.
+ Workshop 3500A18JV/School of Architecture/Laval University
Jean Verville proposes methods of ideation transposing the intervention into a strategic tool allowing at the same time to tame the collaborative work, to make comparisons between the elaboration and the materialization of a concept, and to verify the concordance between the perception and real impact of the proposed spatial experience. Orienting the research and creation process in an exploration of spatial fragmentation, Verville brings his students to develop a proposition exploiting abstraction and corporality. The elaborate concept, a manageable architectural object, versatile and expressive, reveals multiple scenographic compositions, as well as a facilitated and economical implementation.
+ Maxime Brouillet Photographer
With the accomplice of Verville’s intriguing photographic proposals, the photographer Maxime Brouillet, the architect leads his group of students in a farandole enjoying the architectural elements’ dynamics of fragmentation and reunification to reveal the infinite possibilities of this ephemeral proposal. This new stage leads the group to work on in-situ adaptation of the elements in order to explore the different assembly possibilities while preserving the installation’s structural and formal characteristics.
Studio Jean Verville architect:
Tania Paula Garza
School of Architecture/Laval University
Production: Camille Poliquin
DOP + post production: Adrian Villagomez
Colorization: Charles-Étienne Pascal