Portal Zero

PORTAL ZERO was an immersive installation at the Winnipeg New Music Festival 2018.  The name derives from the portals that lead into the Hall and separate the ‘outside’ world from the performance theatre.  This liminal or transition space provides the scale for a more intimate experience of hearing solo live cello accompanied by pre-recorded tracks of a piece commissioned for this event.  Limited to 10 visitors at a time carrying LED candles, they travel in darkness along a 20 foot long curving corridor to a 16 foot high cylinder to be surrounded by sound.  These spaces are within two white boxes stacked one on top of the other.  A video loop is projected onto the outside of the boxes with gorgeous images of Winter and words from the poem ‘a quite architecture’.