5th edition, 2014-2015
Prismatica/luminothérapie. Photo: Cindy Boyce
A creation by RAW design
This participatory installation comprises 50 pivoting prisms more than 2 metres tall. Each prism is made of panels covered by a dichronic membrane that reflects a rainbow of colours, which shift depending on the ambient lighting and the viewer’s perspective. The prisms are mounted on bases and fitted with projectors that give the installation a new dimension after nightfall. As the prisms rotate, chimes play music at different volumes.
Presented on the Place des Festivals from December 10, 2014, to February 1st, 2015.
Creation : RAW Design
Lighting design: ATOMIC3 + Jean-François Piché
Sound design: Dix au carré
Production and technical direction: ATOMIC3 + Louis Héon
Production : 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.