Elektra Virtual Museum
Castles Made of Sand
Michel de Broin
Castles Made of Sand is a site-specific installation conceived to be temporarily installed in a small office space located near the top of a skyscraper in downtown Toronto.
The installation functions as a production line that casts sand castles, dispatches them for a journey along a conveyor belt, and eventually sends them forward to crumble.
The sand is then collected and recycled to create a new castle. This cyclical construction and destruction of the castle is set to the relative position of the moon in the sky as it influences the tides.
Commissioned by BMO Toronto
|credit||Curator, BMO Corporate Art Collection: Dawn Cain
Curatorial associate, BMO Corporate Art Collection: Elisa Coish
Mechanic: Jérôme Roy
Assistants: Matthew Palmer, Fred Monast & Pascal Dufaux
Programming, electronic: Antonio Bacichetti & Samuel Saint-Aubin
Electricity: H.M.B. Controls Ltd.
Consultants: Luc Doyon & Pierre Fournier
ASCO Numatics: Cristian Costea
Toque Innovations: Jonathan Killing
Generique design: Sebastien Dallaire
Installation assistant: Brian Gravestock & Dustin Baldwin
|exhibition||METAMORPHOSIS-METAVERSE Pavilion 2 EVM
5th BIAN, Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal
METAMORPHOSIS 2020, Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal (Virtual Exhibition)
4th BIAN, Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal