V.I.P. (Virtual Instrument Paradigm)

Sculpture by Michael Bussière
Year
1996
Artist
Michael Bussière
Media
New media
Sculpture
Material
Concrete, speakers and electronic components
Collection number
2001-0549
Venue
Art at buildings
Art in the street

Description

Made up of concrete towers housing speakers and electronic components, V.I.P. is the City of Ottawa's first computer-based artwork. V.I.P. may generate its own music or emit sound compositions activated by movement on the pathway. Developed by composer and innovator of electronic media Michael Bussière, this interactive installation combines sculptural forms designed and constructed by Mark West with surprising musical arrangements. V.I.P. is an experiment in art that explores the potential of computer music and public performance.

Marion Dewar Plaza