Trente pas entre terre et ciel

Heather Kelley, Oscar Barda (Them Games) (2018)

Trente pas entre terre et ciel by Heather Kelley :: Supported by FRFAF from STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on Vimeo.


Trente pas entre terre et ciel (2018) is a multi-player 19-meter-long “art game” hopscotch, developed by Heather Kelley created with Oscar Barda (Them Games) for Joue le jeu, the extensive show of new games and playable installations at La Gaite lyrique in Paris, France.

It is a through-designed play experience using a printed sticker on the floor. In 2018, the Toronto International Film Festival’s digiPlaySpace exhibition commissioned Kelley to create a brand-new version of Trente Pas which modifies the original floor surface image, and adds digital interactivity in the form of musical sound that is triggered by players hopping along the game’s squares.  Kelley collaborated with Pamela Stickney, Dan Sakamoto and Madeline Campbell during a residency at the STUDIO to produce the reimagined piece.

Made possible with support from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.