Producers: NFB, Quartier des Spectacles Montréal
Concept / Music: Kid Koala

Phonophotopia is an installation that is part of the McLaren Wall-to-Wall initiative of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Quartier des Spectacles in Montréal, Canada. This is our first collaboration with recording artist Kid Koala.

Place ‘dots’ (coloured blocks) on a film strip conveyor belt and watch as they come to life as they are projected onto Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts. Each colour plays a unique sound that is triggered while left/ right placement on the film strip defines the musical note. Compose your own melodies by arranging patterns of dots on film, just as Norman McLaren did back in 1940.