Daniel Iregui is a Montreal-based New Media artist who creates interactive sculptures, immersive spaces, and architectural interventions using technology as both a tool and an aesthetic. He works with the infinite and random combinations produced by interactive systems that the audience influences and transforms; the interaction between the human being and technology has always been his focus since the very beginning. His early educational and professional journey is marked by receiving a post-graduate diploma in Interactive Multimedia from Sheridan College in Toronto (2005), followed by a few work experiences in the field: he was Lead Web Developer at Zemoga INC (2005-2007) and Lead Interaction Designer at Moment Factory (2007-2009).
RIVER is a permanent installation commissioned by the Desjardins group that wanted to include an artwork as part of its renovation of the downtown branch. Iregular proposed RIVER, an installation inspired by the horizontal shape of the canvas provided, adopting an organic form alluding to a water stream. It is created using a 11mx2m LED mesh sculpture and a software infinitely producing generative content.
Visible from the outside through big glass windows, the piece “listens” to all the activities happening within the bank and reacts to the sounds by creating wave-like visual textures mimicking water ripple effects.
RIVER is permanently installed in the branch since April 2019. Rivers are reflections of the towns, cities, and villages they run through. Similarly, this installation reflects the environment of the branch it is in. A more active environment creates a more active RIVER. Playing with the mic sensibility, the piece only processes the sounds inside the bank during the busy days, but ventures outdoors in the street surroundings as things calm down between the inner walls at night.