A free interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's romantic tale The Ugly Duckling, Migrations tells the story of a young swan forced to flee his village after his parents are murdered. His journey leads him to meet Lucien, the ferryman, and to join a strange journey in which each traveler, rejected from the world, has only his own story to tell. Together, they undertake a desperate crossing of the sea.
The story, which lasts approximately eight minutes, is both conveyed and staged through an immersive, aerial-looking sculpture that gives visitors the impression of moving through the sky with the main characters, birds. An innovative broadcasting and graphic animation technology, used for the first time, allows three-dimensional animated images to appear in a fiber optic cloud around which people move.
Author, designer and director
Solen Labrie Trépanier
Music and sound design
Interactivity programming and graphic animation
Storyboard in pencil and watercolor
A work by Étienne Paquette