Harmoniously combining music with spectacular visuals is often a real challenge. On July 24th and August 18th, however, Beat Market pulled it off, winning over their audience with their pulsing electronic music, and with their illuminated costumes and Japanese lanterns, designed by the ESKI team. ESKI has created a Japanese futurist visual environment that matches Beat Market’s musical aesthetic perfectly.
Article (in french) - Aficionados of fashion and textiles wait no longer; the moment has arrived for technologically modified clothing. The ESKI team shows yet again that they still have plenty of tricks up their sleeve by contributing to the Captain Electric project, which is a series of garments that convert the kinetic energy of the wearer’s movements into electric energy. This innovative project was recently showcased in the Metro Montreal newspaper.
Article – Wanting to reveal its highly-touted and much-anticiped Kinect system for the Xbox 360 console, Microsoft enlisted the help of world-renowned Canadian creative force Cirque du Soleil to produce an event that would embody the sense of innovation and excitement contained within the product itself. That production would become Rose. LA’S Galen Center, transformed into an exotic jungle for Rose. Attendees were given ponchos with LEDs, controlled via an infrared system overhead, making them part of the production.
Read the article : Professional Lighting & Production, Vol. 15 No. 2, p. 30-33
Press release - Always at the leading-edge of new technologies, ESKI is proud to have contributed all of its expertise to the new Live Science exhibit at the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City. The exhibit, which takes place from June 8, 2011 through September 9, 2012 at the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City, is designed to demystify science and make even the most cutting-edge scientific knowledge accessible to the public.
Thousands of spectators at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California, will never forget the amazing experience that they had on Saturday, 16 April, during the show by the rock group Arcade Fire. At the end of the show, more than 1250 glowing interactive balls dropped from the sky like luminous dust. Baptized “Summer into Dust” and inspired by Arcade Fire’s song “Wake Up,” this revolutionary visual experience was made possible thanks to ESKI’s PixMob technology. From Los Angeles to New York, journalists took note of the dazzling colors and effects, the synchronism, and the spheres’ spellbinding power.
From April 21 to May 23, 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) will enliven the Promenade des Artistes in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles. The ESKI team joined these artists Andraos & Mongiat to develop the interactive system used in 21 Balançoires. The result of a collaboration between artist-designers Andraos & Mongiat and UQAM Professor of Animal Behavior Luc-Alain Girardeau, the outdoor interactive installation, halfway between art and science, aims to create a new public space of musical cooperation.
In his book 3D Displays and Spatial Interaction: Exploring the Science, Art, Evolution and Use of 3D Technologies, physicist and engineer Dr. Barry G Blundell examines the development and applications of innovative 3D systems, among them ESKI’s Revolver.
The launch party for ESKI’s new offices took place on Thursday, February 10th 2011, in an atmosphere that couldn’t help but leave an impression of originality upon the roughly one hundred inviteses. The lights, colors and the furniture, hovering somewhere between the elegant and the modern, created a stylish electro-lounge atmosphere.
Captain Electric & Battery Boy, developed in partnership with XS Labs, and FlipDeck are showcased in Sabine Seymour’s new book : Functional Aesthetics : Visions in Fashionable Technology.The author examines the marriage of textile design and technology, as well as novels wya to embed electronics into objects.
ESKI helped revamp the Where Montréal Was Born exhibit at the Montréal Museum of Archeology and History, Pointe-à-Callière. Since December 1st, our know-how has brought an innovative mural illustrating Montréal’s Old Port from 1800 to 1850 to life.
On Tuesday, October 19th, Loto-Québec unveiled the new Kinzo game room, a daring new concept for games of chance. ESKI’s engineers and the technicians helped make this venture a reality by designing and installing the futuristic buzzer buttons that players push to report a win.
Winter Multimedia Installation: ESKI is a Finalist for the 2010-2011 Call for Projects from the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership
ESKI’s project –a playful, adaptive installation that would transform the Quartier des Spectacles into a stimulating space to explore—was one of the finalists. The goal was to propose an installation in the style of the Land Art movement, but which would primarily use light, multimedia and interactivity. We’ll be back for the 2011-2012 Call for Projects!
This vast new space, naturally lit by tall windows that cover 270⁰ of the office and overlook the Lachine Canal, is an inspiring workplace. Ideal for business meetings, brainstorm sessions and conferences during the daytime, our new facilities can also morph into a lounge after sunset, when they will host a variety of events: product launches, dinners with invited chefs, art openings, jazz shows and more, bringing together engineers, artists, designers and other creative professionals. We invite you to stop by if you want to realize your technological dreams, or if you simply want to take in our amazing view of the city of a hundred steeples. Grab your bike and take a ride along the Lachine Canal to 1751 rue Richardson, suite 8600, Montréal.
ESKI has a new home at the top of a building on the Lachine Canal with a wall-to-wall panoramic view of the beautiful island of Montreal!
Our new site has been redesigned to keep you updated, delivering project highlights with the technologies our team uses.
Sensor and electronic components are to ESKI what spices are to chefs. With them, ESKI will transform a simple project into a creative and ground-breaking realization.
Discover our ingredients (pdf)
Students from Jeanne-Mance High School met ESKI’s Technical and Creative Director, Vincent Leclerc, at the new media research center Hexagram at Concordia University. The students are participating in the interdisciplinary project FAIS TA VALISE, an exploration of contemporary art and new technologies organized by the Commission scolaire de Montréal in collaboration with Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Hexagram. Vincent shared with them his multimedia artworks, career path and technological projects such as Matrix 64 and Stimulux . The meeting gave the students inspiration for their project to create a light wall constructed mainly from used parts.
Virtual Exhibition Fais ta Valise website
Vincent Leclerc, ESKI’s Technical and Creative Director will participate in a conference on technology and immersive environments at the international exhibition Kinetica Art Fair 2010 in the Kinetica Museum, London (UK). Kinetica Art Fair is dedicated to electronic, experimental and kinetic art.
Vincent will speak about in addition to holograms for creating interactive and immersive environments. He will present Revolver , which, unlike other 3D screen technologies, creates a truly volumetric video by controlling a rotating grid of thousands of LEDs.
Saturday, February 5
Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Rd (opposite Baker Street Tube),
The electronic garments Captain Electric & Battery Boy will present at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver. The Cultural Olympiad’s digital edition celebrates world class multimedia and interactive arts.
Over the past fifteen years, the constant miniaturization and cost reduction of electronic components has given rise to many new possibilities for creative technologists. At the Quebec Graphic Design Rendez-Vous, organized by Editions Infopresse, ESKI’s Technical and Creative Director Vincent Leclerc will present several hybrid technologies and explore possible contributions to multimedia creation in the realm of advertising.
Wednesday, October 21
270 Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montreal, Québec
The suspended forest PNEUS , made of light and sound sensors, LED’s and speakers integrated with inflatable translucent plastic cells, will be presented during the 8th Manifestation Internationale de Champ Libre at the architecture gallery Monopoli in Montreal’s International District. In order to bring new perspectives on the forest, architects and artists have been invited to present speculative microarchitectures.
September 24-28, 2008
from Noon to Midnight
MONOPOLI, gallery of architecture
181 rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montréal
The interactive necklace Frisson has been selected for the 3rd edition of the fashion event Seamless. On the 30th of January at the Museum of Science Boston (USA), the show will present innovative and experimental works in computational and interactive apparel design.
Vincent Leclerc, ESKI’s Technical and Creative Director, has been invited to present at Montreal’s Pecha Kucha, a prestigious, interdisciplinary mini-conference for designers and other creative people. Architects, interactive environment designers, industrial designers, urban planners, graffiti artists, musicians, writers, researchers and many others will present their ideas and projects.
Société des Arts Technologiques
1195 Saint Laurent
Montréal, Québec, H2X 2S6