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Place des Festivals turning into lit-up winter playground starting December 22

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Tyler Jadah Nov 09, 2018 8:43 am 161
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Place des Festivals is fusing dominos, music and lights in brining Montreal the holiday cheer.

The 9th edition of Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation, is called “Effet domino” by Ingrid Ingrid. The installation will feature 120 giant dominos spread out across several different stations. The public is invited to play with them, each creating different music and luminous effects in the process.

The dominos are all topple-able as a musical orchestra of dominos illuminate in a rainbow of pastel hues and sounds.

Every set features a different sound profile, ranging from vocals, percussion, marimba, balafon and flute. Guests can even DJ the dominos by “scratching” and spinning it at different speeds.

DJ Noël has a pretty good sound to it.

The installation is topped off with a projection on UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy, created by Nouvelle administration. The projection borrows from the installation’s colourful hues and pairs them with graphics that reference the world of dominos.

Like last winter’s musical seesaws, Luminothérapie aims 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.

Luminothérapie

When: December 11 – January 27, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm (Monday, Wednesday and Sunday) 12 pm – 11 pm (Thursday – Saturday)
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance
Price: Free

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Tyler Jadah
I've spent the majority of my life looking for the cool side of the pillow and Tupperware lids.
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