LOOP — Luminothérapie | Coeur Battant

LOOP — Luminothérapie  |  Coeur Battant

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December 3, 2020 to March 14, 2021



Loop turns Place des Festivals into a retro-futuristic playground. This interactive work consists of 12 giant zoetropes that play short flipbook-style movies by Quebec illustrators, inspired by local literary works, among others, Joséphine Bacon, Dany Laferrière and Wajdi Mouawad. The animations, carried out and the support of SODEC, are accompanied by sound emanating from the centre of each giant wheel and a video projection on the façade of UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy.

The installation is inspired by the zoetrope, an optical toy invented in the 19th century. Loop combines elements of the music box, zoetrope and railway handcar. Sit down inside the zoetrope, pump the bar, and make the image cylinder turn. The pictures will spring into motion. The images, tinted by a strobe effect, are reminiscent of the earliest movies. The speed of the animation, the frequency at which the light flickers and the tempo of the music are all determined by how fast you move the bar.

The façade of UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy, Index videoprojection created by Ottoblix

December 3, 2020 AU March 14, 2021

LOOP - Place des Festivals

  • Sunday to Wednesday from 11 am. To 8 pm.

  • Thrusday to Saturday from 11 am. To 11pm.

Architectural projection INDEX - UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy

  • Daily from nightfall to midnight.

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  • Designers : Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve et Ottoblix

  • Collaborators : Generique Design, Thomas Ouellet Fredericks, Dominic Thibault, Adsum Lab et Jérôme D. Roy

  • A co-production of Ekumen and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership


This year’s Luminothérapie experience will be a series of luminous, auditory, participatory and thought-provoking experiences throughout the Quartier. Visitors will be able to explore ten installations by local creatives, to be added incrementally until mid-March. The result will be a dazzling series of sound and light experiences along Sainte-Catherine St.


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