WHISPERS, LIGHT SOCIETY, 2018

Submitted by Jennifer Chaput Consulting

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Client: International Digital Art Biennial, Arsenal Contemporary Art

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Sakchin Bessette

Artist

Aliya Orr

Overview

Synthesizing elements from ancient and contemporary practices, Whispers is both a supernatural experience and mind and body training session exploring the boundaries of elemental sensation. Executed to dramatic effect on a large scale, the piece enacts a sense of natural spectacle that simultaneously draws upon the notion of ritual. Unfolding over a period of 30 minutes, the piece functions in two states: a 12 minute wind therapy session and an ambient 18 minute rest period. Developing a hypnotic build and an overwhelming amplitude of strength, Whispers exists in the space between fear and enchantment, invoking the power of the invisible