Daily tous les jours | 21 Balançoires at the Promenade des Artistes


20 ans d’audace et de culture

The artistic imprint of Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat—the creative minds behind the Daily tous les jours design and art studio—blurs the boundaries between technology, storytelling and performance.

21 Balançoires, the flagship work of Daily tous les jours, brightened the Promenade des Artistes from 2011 to 2021. For 10 springs, tourists and Montrealers used their bodies as musical instruments and produced more than 80 million musical notes simply by swinging back and forth in the Quartier des spectacles. Presented as an exercise in musical cooperation, the installation results from the fusion between art and science. The two designers developed their project in concert with Luc-Alain Giraldeau, a specialist in behavioral ecology and former Vice-Dean of Research at the Faculty of Science of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Daily tous les jours has made its mark on more than 60 cities worldwide with creations that reinvent the way we live together in the 21st century. According to the urban design studio, “transforming everyday life through collective experiences not only adds value to a neighbourhood, but it also addresses important urban issues such as loneliness and anonymity.”

Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat draw inspiration from the general public, working in places where art and culture are instrumental in bringing people together. With their internationally acclaimed 21 Balançoires, they have turned the Quartier des spectacles into a gathering place for creative and engaging experiences, fusing art, interaction and cooperation.