6th et 8th editions 2015-2016, 2017-2018
Impulse_Luminothérapie. Photo: Ulysse Lemerise, OSA
A creation by Lateral Office, CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group
This winter installation, made up of 30 giant seesaws and a series of video projections, transforms public places into an enormous illuminated playground. Once in motion, the seesaws, fitted with lights and loudspeakers, emit a harmonious series of tones to accompany waves of light. The result is a constantly evolving ephemeral composition.
Through the use of architectural lines, a hypnotic soundtrack and an entertaining illusion of depth, the nine architectural video projections echo the seesaws. Playing with the notions of balance and unbalance, symmetry and asymmetry, tension and harmony, the video projections are visual experiments illustrating the original soundtrack created for each video.
Presented on the place des Festivals and on 9 videoprojection façades of the Quartier des Spectacles, from December 10, 2015 to January 31, 2016.
Creation: Lateral Office, CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group
Video producers and digital artists: Mathieu Le Sourd and Daniel Iregui
Composer and sound designer for the seesaws and the videos: Mitchell Akiyama
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.