7th edition, 2016-2017
Loop/Luminothérapie. Photo: Ulysse Lemerise, OSA
A creation by Ekumen
When activated by visitors’ muscle power, the 13 giant zoetropes in this installation display short animations inspired by fairy tales, with a music-box soundtrack. Each colourfully illuminated cylinder features a mini-story to spark the imagination of kids and adults alike: a frog turned prince, a wolf blowing down the three little pigs’ house, spooky eyes gleaming in the darkness...
The projections feature characters and evocations of the mysterious settings of fairy tales, as well as a series of images representing the looping nature of zoetrope movies.
Presented from December 8, 2016, to January 29, 2017. Installation: on the place des Festivals. Video projections: on UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy and the side of the new Wilder Building Espace Danse
A creation by Ekumen, designed and produced by Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve and Ottoblix in collaboration with Générique Design, Jérôme Roy and Thomas Ouellet Fredericks.
Produced by Ekumen and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.
Launched through an initiative of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership in 2010, Luminothérapie has a two-fold vocation. Its goals are to give Montrealers and visitors an original winter experience in the Quartier des Spectacles, and to promote Montreal as a city of design, and to stimulate creativity in the disciplines of urban installations and digital art.
Each year, a competition is held by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership , inviting competitors to form multidisciplinary teams and propose installations and video projections with a strong urban design component, with input from all artistic disciplines. Thanks to this process, the event encourages not only creativity but the emergence of new artistic practices.