Montréal-based digital artist Mathieu Le Sourd, better known as Maotik, has developed FLOW, an immersive, interactive installation of real time data inspired by the tides. The multimedia environment offers a sensory experience poetic, playful and aesthetic principles of the rise and fall of sea levels. It invites visitors to plunge into the fascinating world of science through interactive immersion. The multimedia space aims to create an intelligent data environment where various forms of information can be expressed in a dynamic representation and enhance the perception of the physical space.

Synchronised with the moon, the sea levels change gradually and create an environment that offers various degrees of immersion. The project try to envelop the audience in a virtual universe abstract enough to allow daydreaming and free interpretation.

All the content is designed and run at realtime. The installation is an “open form” that offers various combination options to the interpreter. The idea is to create a system with a random creation process, in a range of settings defined by nature. In this sense, every state, the time of installation is unique and inimitable. Sound design translate the visual landscape into a sonic experience that dive the public at the center of a natural phenomenon.


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all images and video courtesy of Maotik