responsive environments and installation art


SERRA is an immersive environment, part of the research-creation project : Vegetal Experience, and will have several presentation formats (performances in public settings, stage productions and installations). It involves a close collaboration between Khintirian, mathematician, philosopher and new media specialist Sha Xin Wei, his Synthesis team members, Todd Ingalls and Julian Stein and the world renowned choreographer and artistic director of O Vertigo Dance, Ginette Laurin. The artists are combining their visions to create an original project uniting dance and new technologies. SERRA approaches movement in an entirely new way, adapting time and space scales to the activity of plants, and placing the human body within this new dimension. 

a SYNTHESIS CENTER and O VERTIGO dance company collaboration

with support from Canada Council for the Arts, New Media Production Residency Program




a kinetic responsive sculpture

in collaboration with NAVID NAVAB, sound artist

Threads is a kinetic responsive sculpture, part of the larger research creation project : Materialities of Memory in the Post-Print Era. The installation dwells with the mnemonic dimension  of the written word and puts under the magnifying glass the acts of reading and writing in an intricate play of sensorial relations.Drop-spindles suspended in mid-air hold threads made out of hand-written paper, a transcription of a century-old correspondence. When touched, they produce sounds  modulated on mouvement, that combine to create a mesmerizing environment. At a desk one is invited to reconsider the act of writing, by the use of an inkless pen and sonified paper. Threads reveals memory as a blueprint of sensation and suggests that its capturing is volatile and ephemeral.

Phi Center, Montreal, May 2014

Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe 2015

phi invitation fr



a responsive media in-situ installation, part of the research-creation stream Rhythm AnalysisTIME LENSES at Synthesis Center presented at the Paris, Musée des arts et métiers, Dec 10, 2016.
Installation lead and sound, Julian Stein. Visual art lead, Oana Suteu Khintirian.
Visual instruments, Todd Ingalls. Concept, Sha Xin Wei. Synthesis 2016.

Installation: Palimpsest / Le corps dessinant


Le corps dessinant Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris

Research apparatus (time lenses):




in collaboration with Ginette Laurin and O VERTIGO dance company

video installations (mixed media) 

MAC, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Montreal, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany, Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany




(4 channel installation and DVD ) with composer Tim Brady and the quartet Molinari

World premiere: MNBAQ, Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec




PASSARE – another shape for infinity

12 video and interactive installations for a total running time of 45min

World premiere: Opéra de Lille, France

American premiere: Byham Theatre, Pittsburgh, USA

Canadian premiere: Dance Canada Festival, Ottawa, Canada

Quebec premiere: Montreal Highlights Festival, Canada


d_verse: transitional algorithms of gesture

professional collaborator, interactive performance with Hexagram artists/researchers pk langshaw (PI), Michael Montanaro and Gary Scavone


RE:LIGHT,photography & installations, exhibition at VAV Gallery, summer 2000, with Irina Suteu, object design










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