Father, explorer, filmmaker and creative entrepreneur, Jason Rodi‘s dreams have taken him atop the highest mountain on every continent, the North and South poles, and sailing across the seven seas to the most remote island on the planet. In 2017 Jason was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada for creating the multimedia entertainment studio, Moment Factory. He has been working as NOMAD since 2007.
13th edition, 2022-2023
NØRD © JF Savaria
NØRD is a video projection that brings together the micro and the macro as it explores biodiversity through the territories and the rare species of the Far North. These breathtaking images, filmed in northern Norway and around the Arctic Circle, are visual poems that transport you to a surreal frozen land. On each of the four façades, the projection incorporates geometric shapes and architectural elements from the surrounding area, creating distinct atmospheres to discover.
The work is inspired by poems written for the Poets for Climate initiative, the result of a collaboration between the Africa, Canada and Philippines chapters of the Climate Reality Project and Agam Agenda, part of the programming of The Climate Dialogues. Four of the poems are included in NØRD.
Director and Editor: Jason Rodi
Field producer: Bruno Rodi
Video: Jason Rodi, Jean Lemire et Yannick Rose
Motion design and integration: Nadim Chartouni
In collaboration with The Climate Reality Project Africa, Canada and Philippines, Agam Agenda and The Climate Dialogues
Poems by: Alexi Hachey Brunet, Clémence Roy Darisse, Subashini Thangadurai
A production of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership
NOMAD is a coworking production studio in Montreal making videos, art and events in a vibrant gallery setting. It tells stories that celebrate freedom, exploration, and consciousness. Its works are live 24/7 on NOMADslow.tv.
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Please include full photo credits: Luminothérapie, NØRD, by Jason Rodi of NOMADlife.tv, a production of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.
The Luminothérapie event presents an original, interactive and captivating winter experience in Montreal’s cultural district, the Quartier des Spectacles, with large light-and-sound installations designed specifically for public space. In 2020 and 2021, special editions were held in the Quartier with a series of works and a moment of sound and light to extend the experience. Luminothérapie is aimed at stimulating creativity in urban installations and digital art. Several cultural districts around the world have shown interest in the Quartier’s interactive art installations for public spaces, made by Montreal artists and creators. Since 2016, 14 works created for the Quartier des Spectacles have been exhibited on 165 occasions in 70 cities in 12 countries. The installations are distributed by Quartier des Spectacles International.
To learn more about the competition and the works presented in past years, see the Luminothérapie press kit.
ABOUT THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES AND THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES PARTNERSHIP
The Quartier des Spectacles is Montreal’s cultural heart, boasting North America’s greatest concentration and variety of cultural venues. The district is the year-round host to countless festivals and events, many of which include free outdoor shows and activities. The Quartier hosts innovative urban installations featuring cutting-edge lighting design, immersive environments and interactive digital spaces. Year round, the Quartier presents artistic video projections on building façades. The Quartier des Spectacles is also a showcase for new multimedia technology, making Montreal a global leader in the urban exhibition of digital content.
The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization with more than 80 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating the Quartier des Spectacles by programming cultural activities, managing and animating public spaces, providing distinctive illumination and promoting the Quartier as a must-visit cultural destination. The Partnership is supported by the Ville de Montréal.
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