Conor Sampson / CS Design wins public installation competition in Calgary


[From the Beakerhead website:]

A team that brings together top talent in art, engineering and architecture from Montreal and Calgary will be the creators of one of the flagship spectacles at Beakerhead 2018.  Their project, called Skybridge Syncopation, will turn one of the Plus 15 walkways into a large-scale interactive work for a week in September 2018, and will be developed over the course of the year through the Big Bang Residency Program, a Beakerhead and Banff Centre collaboration.

The winner of the 2018 competition is a team led by Montreal lighting artist Conor Sampson [BArch 1996, Adjunct Professor], a principal at CS Design [which includes graduates Anne-Marie Paquette, Nancy Elias, and Paul Poirier], one of the partners in the interactive lighting installation at Beakerhead 2017 – the giant teeter totters.  Other team members are Marc Boutin, an award-winning Canadian architect based in Calgary; Daniel Iregui, an artist based in Montreal; and two engineers.  Thomas Egli (who teaches in the Faculty of Engineering at McGill] is with EGP Groupe based in Montreal, and Geoff Bouckley is with SMP Engineering in western Canada.

The Big Bang Residency team is provided with a one-week all-expense paid residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, valued at $15,000, a budget of $50,000 for artist fees, materials and supplies.  The program is supported by the Remarkable Experience Accelerator, a joint initiative of Calgary Arts Development and the Calgary Hotel Association.

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