The Floating Project

Photo of the installation the Floating Project


Jean-François Laporte

The Floating Project

as part of:

Art Souterrain Festival

Original idea:

Jean-François Laporte

The Floating Project is a visual installation featuring a huge floating luminescent latex volume. 

Create to share. This is what The Floating Project is about.

Since his beginnings, contemporary artist Jean-François Laporte has been using latex to build audiovisual installations or new innovative music instruments. The lighting properties of this material and the contemplative experience that results fascinate him. He then decided to build various pieces out of this material. The Floating Project is the first of this collection.

A simple large sphere floats in the air, gently moving to the soft wind. Through its soft light, it transforms the space where it evolves. Is it a star? Or maybe in the shape of “Pacha Mama?” For its creator, it is a recipient for undeveloped ideas, a rich planet where everything is possible. Beyond its artistic symbolism, the creation invites to contemplate and stare.

Design: Jean-François Laporte
Production: Jean-François Laporte and Productions Totem Contemporain
Development of the electronic system: Samuel St-Aubin
Programming: Jean-François Laporte, Samuel St-Aubin
Thanks to: Art Souterrain festival

This version of The Floating Project was premiered and filmed at the Art Souterrain festival, Montréal (Québec), on 27 February 2010.