Kinetic light installation
Citadeles Street 7

Since the start of the 20th century, we know that there is no flux of time. Einstein first proved it, then we’ve repeatedly confirmed it with the study of the universe through the different space programs (satellites, manned missions, etc). The physics doctor said:
«The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.»
Yet, this paradigm has proven itself to be difficult to apprehend up to this very day. After a whole century. Time travel does exist. The future is written and there’s no such thing as free will. And this is so in a very concrete way: my head lingers in the past while my feet forge the future.
So Collectif Coin imagines a new performative device: Abstract, a 63-pixel matrix in which every pixel can move over its vertical axis between the ground and a 5m crest.
Movement, sound and light interweave in Abstract, a repeating 20 minutes loop inspired by the concept of relativity. Time can be perceived as a vertical dimension in which the pixels travel. This movement will be used to freeze time while the audience keeps their feet firmly on the ground.

Project authors: Collectif Coin
Project implementation: Collectif Coin and STARO 100