MAPP_MTL presents in the Quartier des Spectacles the spectacular work SOLEIL (SUN) by Japanese artist YOSHIROTTEN, a Canadian premiere!

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Montreal, September 5, 2023 - MAPP_MTL, Montreal's international projection mapping festival, takes up residence in the Quartier des Spectacles from September 27 to November 15, 2023. It will present internationally acclaimed Japanese artist YOSHIROTTEN with his spectacular work, a Canadian premiere, SOLEIL (SUN), thanks to the support of the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan. This work is a must-see for families and friends alike. It is presented in collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles Parternship. MAPP_MTL invites Montrealers and visitors, young and old, to come and discover this majestic work, and transport them into the world of digital creativity!

SOLEIL (SUN) is a representative work by YOSHIROTTEN, an artist and art director whose activities cover art, design and music in Japan and around the world. It consists of 365 images of the silver sun reflecting the colors of its surroundings, drawn day by day during the year of the pandemic. Colored by hand, with digital tools rather than automatically generated, each SOLEIL (SUN) has a different, unique feel: a blend of sci-fi worldview and universality, expressing the transition of things and seasons. Each SOLEIL (SUN) can be interpreted as a view or a time that exists only at that moment.


September 27 to 30, 2023


September 27 to October 29, 2023
Façade of the WILDER building - Espace danse

September 27 to November 15, 2023
Facade near Saint-Laurent metro station

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Founded by Thien Vu Dang, MAPP_MTL transforms public spaces into a ground for creative expression through projection mapping. A creative organization established in 2016, its main mission is to foster the development of projection mapping while providing a showcase for local talent. By organizing a year-round festival, events and workshops focusing on creative innovation, MAPP_MTL positions itself as an active player involved in spreading the influence of this emerging practice, opening up a truly inclusive dialogue between residents, artists and their neighborhood.


The Quartier des Spectacles is 20 years old! The Quartier des Spectacles is Montréal’s cultural heart, boasting North America’s most concentrated and diverse group of cultural venues as well as numerous festivals and events. The Quartier also hosts innovative urban installations involving cutting-edge lighting design and immersive environments. The Quartier des Spectacles has become an international showcase for digital public art.

The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization with more than 85 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating the Quartier des Spectacles by programming cultural activities, managing and animating public spaces, providing distinctive illumination and promoting the Quartier as a must-visit cultural destination. The Partnership benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal. 

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Pauline Barthe
(438) 701-6359

Quartier des Spectacles Partnership
Mélanie Mingotaud
Communications Mingotwo  
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