Luminothérapie- domino effect | 9th edition

Luminothérapie-  domino effect   | 9th edition

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December 11, 2018 to January 27, 2019


domino effect - By Ingrid Ingrid

Make the most of the Montreal winter with effet domino, a Luminothérapie event.

Ingrid Ingrid delivers a fun and entertaining experience that brings people together and fosters a spirit of cooperation. domino effect consists of 120 dominos brightly coloured distributed across several stations in different ways, creating a wide range of sound and lighting effects.

The participative and collaborative installation, domino effect, will charm you with its tropical and vintage colors.


December 11, 2018 to january 27, 2019
The installation may be closed in case of bad weather, check out the Facebook event for more information.

  • Monday to Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday : 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Free and open to all


Drop the dominoes one after the other to trigger a musical harmony and form a colorful arc and bright pastel tones. The resulting : a multi-coloured domino orchestra.

Every set features a different sound profile : vocals, percussion, marimba, balafon, flute. Since each domino makes its own unique sound, visitors can even play DJ by “scratching” a domino, spinning it at different speeds or drumming on it with their fingers.

Play together to put the dominoes back up and up again or push them back to reverse the sound sequence.

A positive amd energizing outing to forget the winter gloom !



The installation is rounded out by an architectural projection on UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy, created by Nouvelle administration. It combines graphical codes and visual tricks referencing dominos. Space, sound and colour are central to this exploration in which sounds trigger chain reactions and novel dispersal patterns of the dominos.

The projection’s graphical world is a visual transposition of the music, inspired by the sounds of the domino stations. The vibrant hues and dynamic animations contrast with the whiteness of winter, while the black dot, a reference to classic dominos, attaches itself to the images.


December 11, 2018 to january 27, 2019

Everynight from sunset to midnight.


Part 1

Part 2

Vidéo : Shoot Studio


domino effect

  • Creative director: Geneviève Levasseur

  • Interactive experience designer: Katherine Melançon

  • Architecture designer: Enrique Enriquez

  • Lighting designer: Lightfactor Inc.

  • Sound designer: Myriam Bleau

  • Technology designer: Les Productions Version 10

  • Industrial designer: Dix au carré

  • Fabrication : Solufab, Rotoplast and Nordesco

  • Production : Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

Ingrid Ingrid warmly thanks :

Mathieu Arseneau, Pierre-Luc Avoine, Marc Bélanger, Renaud Blais, Yves Bossé, Stéphane Bouchard, Perrine Bral, Michaelson Britt, Claude Caron, Eric Cloutier, Nadège Domergue, Alexandre Gautreau, Bernard Juneau, Simon Lepage, Pascal Martel, Vincent Martel, Vincent Paquette, Carmen Mélanie Pépin, Gilles Pinsonnault, Marie-Ève Rheault, Pauline Schwab, Pascale Tétrault, Audrey-Anne Whittom and Anyck Daniel Wilford.


  • Project Creator + Created Director : Ingrid Ingrid
  • Artistic direction + design + illustration: Nouvelle Administration
  • Motion: Andréanne Dumont
  • Sound designer: Myriam Bleau
  • Production : Partnership of the Quartier des Spectacles

THE CREATORS OF domino effect

Ingrid Ingrid

Ingrid Ingrid is a Montreal-based design studio that creates and develops innovative interactive experiences at the crossroads of art and technology. Its playful creations, not confined to walls or screens, show special sensitivity to content. Ingrid Ingrid shakes up old ways of thinking; it experiments with, studies and reinvents our relationships with the things around us.


Enrique Enriquez

Enrique studied art and architecture in Mexico, the U.S., Canada and Italy and holds a master’s degree in Urban Management and Architectural Design from Domus Academy in Milan. He has collaborated on numerous artistic, architectural and urban development projects. In 2012, he was part of the Migrating Landscapes exhibition, which represented Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.


In 2000, Alexandre received his diploma in Lighting from the National Theatre School of Canada. He then joined Cirque du Soleil as assistant to the lighting designer. He worked on several productions, both on tour and at a resident show in Las Vegas. In 2007, he began putting his stage and show lighting skills to work for museum and architectural projects. Since founding LightFactor in 2011, he has carried out several major projects, including the Rio Tinto Planetarium permanent exhibition, the “Napoleon and Paris” exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History, a number of exhibitions at McCord Museum and BAnQ, as well as architectural lighting for the Biodôme migration project, the Maisonneuve Public Library, the ALT-Griffintown hotel awning and several projects for Groupe Nordik.

Myriam Bleau

Myriam studied jazz and electric guitar and earned a master’s degree in electroacoustic music from Université de Montréal. For over two years, she has travelled the globe (Europe, the Middle East and Asia) presenting her interactive musical performances. In 2015, her orchestra performance of interactive musical tops, Soft Revolvers, earned her an honourable mention from the Ars Electronica international interactivity awards in Austria.


Luminothérapie is Quebec’s largest competition for temporary public art installations. Each year, Luminothérapie presents an original, interactive and captivating winter experience in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles with a major installation at Place des Festivals. Luminothérapie seeks to spur creativity in the design of urban installations and digital art. Several cities around the world have shown interest in its interactive art installations created for public spaces by local artists and creators. In the last two years, five works created for Luminothérapie and the Quartier des spectacles have been taken to over 25 cities across Canada and around the world.

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