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Photo by Jeremy Gravayat
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Since 2006, the collective Art of Failure has been creating a series of experiences that create a heightened perception of architecture by setting unusual buildings vibrating. The materials and structures activated by infra-bass vibrations reveal resonance frequencies and the physicality and acoustic qualities of the buildings chosen. A multimedia mechanism that involves sound, visuals and architecture, RESONANT ARCHITECTURE establishes a dialogue between architecture, the spatial components and geographical context.


Nicolas Maigret will talk about RESONANT ARCHITECTURE, on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Concordia University Black Box.

The lecture "Resonant Architecture" will investigate a series of radical sound interventions in which remarkable architectural structures are set into vibration as monumental instruments through the use of bass frequencies. This series by the Art of Failure collective will be presented from its inception 10 years ago, to the latest video productions filmed in four different locations chosen throughout Europe. On this occasion, Nicolas Maigret will share the generative compositional methods that were used for the project, as well as the approaches developed for contextual intervention, the decisions pertaining to the documentation and presentation of the sound and film archives, and the research which has informed the choice of specific buildings and monuments.



RESONANT ARCHITECTURE: 3 Channels Hd documentary, 5.1 surround audio, 2006-2013 
A projet by: Art of Failure 
Art direction: Nicolas Maigret 
Conception: Nicolas Maigret, Jeremy Gravayat, Nicolas Montgermont 
Video / editing: Jérémy Gravayat 
Sound recordings / Mixing: Yann Leguay 
Sound installations: Nicolas Maigret, Nicolas Montgermont 


réalisé avec le soutien du Service de Coopération et d'Action Culturelle du Consulat Général de France à Québec