Creation / Métalobil / AG Studio
Design Engineering / Manufacture / Installation / Métalobil
Client / Abbaye aux Dames
Creative consortium / Abbaye aux Dames / AG Studio / Modulo Digital / Blue Yéti / Métalobil
For Abbaye aux Dames’ “Musicaventure” programme, our consortium creates the concept of a musical carrousel where a Basilisk is living. Children and adults board into this roundabout and become artists!
Under a hull with metallic facets, the musical carrousel is a merry-go-round. Strange instruments of digital music can be played: keyboards, bows, electroacoustic instrument, wind instruments, percussions, accordions, harps, vocal cords… They are implemented into the Basilisk body.
24 participants take place in the merry-go-round and turn in an enchanting world where a praxinoscope also turns. A master of ceremonies encouraged participants to experiment instruments. After few minutes, the Basilisk interprets the sounds they did. Its internal software mix them and restitutes an unheard melody. This interactive partition is a collective work of art created by the participants at each ride. Every single ride is unique.
Métalobil created the design of this monumental dome in aluminum scattered with mirror stainless steel sheets, and co-created with AG-Studio the design of the Basilisk in rattan.
Production / Abbaye aux Dames, la cité musicale, Saintes
Carrousel and Basilisk creation / AG Studio / Métalobil
Design engineering / manufacture / installation / Métalobil
3D renderings / AG Studio
Musical experiment conception / instruments creation / Blue Yeti
Visitor experiment conception / multimedia monitoring / Modulo Digital
Praxinoscope creation, design and manufacture / Métalobil / Modulo Digital
Light design / Christophe Renaud
Costumes design and making / Pleat-it