Polytope de Montréal

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Polytope de Montréal was a media installation in the French Pavilion, which now houses the Montreal Casino. The installation included a sculpture, light show, and musical composition designed and composed by Iannis Xenakis, for the opening of the Ottawa Art Gallery following Expo 67. The piece is one of many polytopes (flat-sided geometric object, e.g., polyhedron) by Xenakis.

The light sculpture consisted of "a geometric array of steel cables stretching up through the multi-tiered atrium of the building, with 1,200 flashbulbs attached to the cables."[1]

The piece led to the commission of Kraanerg.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Harley, James (2008). "Liner notes", Kraanerg. Mode 196.

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