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Alex Beim is the founder and Creative Director of Tangible Interaction, a Vancouver-based studio that creates sensory installations that engage community through shared experiences by combining graphic, industrial and audio design as well as programming, electronics engineering and production.
Alex’s final residency piece, titled Jax, generates an imaginative engagement not seen in most urban installations. Jax is a collection of two-metre high, inflatable, complex geometric shapes which can be illuminated from within. The Jax shape was the result of weeks of dialogue, collaboration, and a creative workshop with HCMA staff. The shape was originally inspired by Dolos (and the related Kolos), which are large, concrete, interlocking structures that protect coastal seawalls, breakwaters, and harbours from the erosive force of ocean waves. The installation name comes from the final shape’s similarity to “Jacks”, a game that has been played in varying forms for generations.
JAX will be making their first public appearance at Vanier Park from 9pm until late to turn the space into a vibrant, active play zone. See you there!