Projected on the monumental facade of the York Quay of the HARBOURFRONT CENTRE, SUSPENDED TIME is a larger than life projection mapping project that tells a story by blurring the lines of reality creating an illusionary effect known as Augmented Cinema.
By using the architectural assets of the York Quay, the site-specific project is tailor-made for the complex. In an instant, the real physical structure becomes transformed by the virtual reality projected onto it. In the story, the building holds within a jumble of memories – both whole and fragmented, some personal and others collective. Those memories of the past meet the present to create a whole, and are liberated from any notion of a real timeline.
Suspended Time breaks down the barrier between exterior and interior – material and immaterial in the form of a visually poetic show for the audience to behold. It’s a testament to presence – seemingly a sound structure is merged with an optical illusion bringing the building to life.
BY Emmanuel Sévigny
CO-PRODUCED WITH : Harbourfront Center
COORDINATION : Alina Maizel
TECHNICAL DIRECTION & INSTALLATION : Guillaume Falstrault
VISUAL COMPOSITION: Sindre Ulvik Péladeau
GRAPHIC & 2D/3D ANIMATION : Sindre Ulvik Péladeau │ Émilie Lamoureux-Cyr
MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN : David Drury
TEXT : David Drury
NARRATION : Leighland Beckman
TEXT ADAPTED IN PART FROM ‘’The Poetics of Spaces’’ of Gaston Bachelard
DANCER : Anabel Gagnon
ARCHIVES : Harbourfront Centre │ The City of Toronto Archives │ Toronto Port Authority