Cirque du Soleil resquested help from Quebec sculptor Jean Pronovost to create elements of the scenery for their next show about the life of Micheal Jackson in Las Vegas. The mandated of this sculptural project was to create 13 matrixes representing cameras and televisions from various era to show the different life moments of Micheal Jackson. They had to be on a much bigger scale than the real ones by sculptor Jean Pronovost and his team since screens would then be added to project videos of the life of the pop icon. The 13 matrixes had to be sculpted, modeled and then casted as to create multiple copies of each of them in a flexible and light material. Around fifty copies were made to be added to the fantastic set of the most renowned circus next show.
This camera was sculpted on a bigger scale by Montreal sculptor Jean Pronovost. The modeling is finished a this step and ready to be casted. The sculpture was made following the demands of the Circus as to follow height and size. We can see that the bas-relief has only 1 inch of thickness, but the perspective creates a trompe-l’oeil. This effect is necessary as to create an illusion of realism so the public believes it’s really in 3D.
Here’s another camera. 13 matrixes were made by sculptor Jean Pronovost and his team of sculptosr. We can see the effect of perspective of this haut-relief. From afar, this illusion will create a convincing effect of sculpture in the round.
On this picture we can see two molds and the copies which will be made from them. Each of the copies was made using a light and flexible material which will then be painted using the colours of the real televisions and cameras. Around fifty copies were made by Créations Jean Pronovost’s team of Montreal sculptors.