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A mesmerizing art installation will light up over Place Émilie-Gamelin this spring (PHOTOS)

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DH Montreal Staff Apr 10, 2018 1:35 pm 346

A giant, colourful art installation is coming to Place Émilie-Gamelin in the Quartier des spectacles this spring, and you’re definitely going to want to check it out.

The installation – titled 1.26 – is a moving work of art designed by American artist Janet Echelman.

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The net-shaped 1.26 interacts with the elements of nature and shapeshifts and lights up when the wind blows.

The title of the piece refers to the shock caused by the 2010 earthquake in Chile. The wave-like movement of the piece was inspired by the tsunami caused by the earthquake.

“With this work, I wanted to show that we are all interconnected. I was inspired by the impacts of earth geological movements on the planet,” Echelman said in a 2015 interview.

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Ulysse Lemerise/OSA

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Ulysse Lemerise/OSA

This is not the first time 1.26 has come to Montreal as it has been previously installed at Place Émilie-Gamelin for the past three years.

The installation has also been set up in other cities including Denver, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

You can watch it magically illuminate over Place Émilie-Gamelin from May 17 to September 30, 2018.

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DH Montreal Staff

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