Diogenes’ Shed

Mechanical orchestra

2023-02-18 11:00 2023-02-19 17:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Diogenes’ Shed

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33067

In-person event

This ingenious interactive installation from the creators of Alice Factory features a strange collection of objects. All carefully arranged on the shelves of crowded cabinets, they come to life without warning, producing an improbable concert of mechanical music.  At first glance, the installation looks like a forgotten flea market whose display has been gathering dust for quite some time. But don’t be fooled: Diogenes’ Shed is far from being a museum where nothing moves and...

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Southam Hall Mezzanine Foyer
February 18 - 19, 2023

February 2023

  1. Feb 18 2023
    Saturday

    11:00am

  2. Feb 19 2023
    Sunday

    10:00am

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Southam Hall Mezzanine Foyer
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“Musical tinkering”
  • In-person event
  • Bilingual
  • ≈ Continuous · No intermission

This ingenious interactive installation from the creators of Alice Factory features a strange collection of objects. All carefully arranged on the shelves of crowded cabinets, they come to life without warning, producing an improbable concert of mechanical music. 

At first glance, the installation looks like a forgotten flea market whose display has been gathering dust for quite some time. But don’t be fooled: Diogenes’ Shed is far from being a museum where nothing moves and everything seems to be frozen for eternity ... 

Thanks to an invented button board, visitors are invited to set these trinkets in motion, transforming them into a mechanical orchestra. Harmonious food blenders, percussive pieces of wood, tinkling antique crockery, flickering lightbulbs: the dust scatters and surprising music is heard! 

Who wants to give it a try? 

Without words ● For all ages ● Free 

Opening hours :  
Saturday 18 February 2023, 11AM to 5:30PM  
Sunday 19 February 2023, 10AM to 5PM 

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  1. Feb 18 2023
    Saturday

    11:00am - 5:30pm

  2. Feb 19 2023
    Sunday

    10:00am - 5:00pm

  • Created and produced by Théâtre Rude Ingénierie
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