Icebergs are ancient ice formations shaped by time and the elements, and they make unique sounds. As water seeps into its cracks and crevasses, an iceberg resonates like an enormous pipe organ, its tones shifting and transforming as the ice melts. Inspired by these colossal natural musical instruments, the Iceberg installation consists of a series of illuminated metal arches that each make a particular sound. Arranged to form a tunnel, the arches beckon you to enter and listen to – and even play – the giant organ.
The sounds and light travel from one end of the musical corridor to the other. Iceberg’s sound and light ambiance, evoking the pure far north, transform in response to your presence. Human activity warms the gargantuan ice blocks – a palpable sign of climate change – and transforms their original form into a visual and auditory symphony. Give it a try!
Iceberg is presented as part of the 12th edition of Luminothérapie, an initiative of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership. All over the Quartier, discover fascinating interactive and light public artworks as well as an original videoprojection presented at nightfall. Enjoy your visit!
Presented as part of Luminothérapie, 12th edition
From December 2, 2021 to February 6, 2022
Monday to Thursday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Artistic directors, lighting designers and producers: Félix Dagenais and Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
Architectural design: APPAREIL architecture
Sound designer: Jean-Sébastien Côté
Interactive module designer: Philippe Jean
A co-production of ATOMIC3 and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and co-presented by Place des Arts