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FRAMERATE: Pulse of the Earth

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PHI Centre Galeries 2 & 3
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3

FRAMERATE: Pulse of the Earth was presented as part of the Chaos & Memories exhibition.

For more information, consult the Chaos & Memories page.

FRAMERATE: Pulse of the Earth’s hypnotic imagery bears witness to landscapes in flux. The impact of human behaviour and the immense force of nature unfolds around you across an array of screens. This is a space where your perspective may shift.

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Pulse of the Earth

This immersive installation reveals alterations caused by human-centred industry and the immense forces of nature; destruction, extraction, habitation, construction, harvests, growth, and erosion.

Created from thousands of daily 3D time-lapse scans of British landscapes, the work observes change on a scale impossible to see with the lens of traditional cameras.

This is not just an artwork. The data collected and presented by FRAMERATE is ground-breaking scientific research containing empirical, measurable facts.

We glimpse a future perpetually documented by the eyes of a billion autonomous vehicles and personal devices, creating high-fidelity spatial records of the earth.

FRAMERATE: Pulse of the Earth invites you to observe in another way. To think and feel in another time scale: geological time, seasonal time, tidal time. To contemplate change, and the pace of change. This is a space where your perspective might shift.

Awards and distinctions

  • World Premiere, Venice International Film Festival, 2022
  • Canadian Premiere

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About ScanLAB Projects

ScanLAB Projects is a pioneering creative practice.

They digitize the world, transforming temporary moments and spaces into compelling experiences, images and film.

Their primary medium is 3D scanning, a form of machine vision that the studio argues is the future of photography and much more beyond. As the electronic eyes for billions of mobile phones and driverless vehicles, 3D scanners are the cartographers of the future. By critically observing places and events through the eyes of these machines their work hopes to glance at the future we will all inhabit.

ScanLAB’s award-winning work has been featured on the BBC, Arte, The Guardian and The New York Times. It has been exhibited internationally including at LACMA (Los Angeles), The Louisianna (Copenhagen), The New Museum NYC, SXSW (Austin, Texas), CPH:DOX (Copenhagen), STRP (Netherlands), the Royal Academy (UK), The Barbican (UK) and La Biennale di Venezia.

Their impact

FRAMERATE: Pulse of the Earth is an artwork underpinned by sustainable values.


  • FRAMERATE: Pulse of the Earth by ScanLAB Projects

    Matt Shaw - Director, Executive Producer
    William Trossell
    - Director, Executive Producer

    meriko borogove - Executive Producer
    Anetta Jones
    - Producer

    Pascal Wyse - Music & Sound Design

  • Tom Brooks - Lead 3D Capture & Pointcloud Artist

    Kunal Lodhia - 3D Capture & Pointcloud Artist
    Brad Damms
    - 3D Capture Specialist
    Paul Macro
    - 3D Capture Specialist
    Demelza Kingston
    - 3D Capture Specialist
    Jacques Pillet - Technical Developer
    Grey Grierson
    - 3D Capture & Pointcloud Artist
    Nicky Ovidiu Baiculescu
    - Pointcloud Artist

  • Soma Sato - Pointcloud Artist
    Emilia Clark
    - Production Manager
    Manuela Mesrie
    - Production Manager
    Max Čelar
    - Pointcloud Artist & Realtime Developer
    Theo Tan
    - 3D Capture Specialist
    Dorka Makai - 3D Capture Specialist
    James White - Design & Fabrication

With the support of

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