The Arctic is a multifaceted location, rife with fast-paced changes caused largely by human activity. The creators of the work Beyond Ice have wanted to illustrate this reality by designing a fragmented projection surface made of ice sheets, ephemeral medium. As a tribute to the region’s diverse biodiversity and the importance of preserving it, the work of ice comes to life through video, sound, animation and lighting. Visitors are invited to reflect on their own impact on climate change by leaving their mark on the facility when they touch it.
To carry out this unique project, a full-scale model was built in the XYZ workshops. Assisted by the various specialists of the team, the creators of the NFB were able to test, calibrate and evaluate different scenarios, both in terms of content and the technological solution. Along with the creative team, XYZ’s experts have designed lighting that evolves with storytelling and magnifies the ice sculpture. Two high-definition projectors were used to ensure optimal definition and vivid colors for the magnificent video works. XYZ also participated in the technical design, established the equipment specification, provided the equipment and ensured installation and calibration on site.
Photo Credit: National Film Board of Canada
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National Film Board of Canada
Art direction and experience design
Technology direction and experience design
Codirection, composition and sound design