Illuminated loops are coming to Quartier des Spectacles next month

Nov 13 2020, 6:22 am

Quartier des Spectacles is about to get lit.

The Quartier des Spectacles’ public square is set to host the 11th edition of Luminothérapie as of December 3 with Loop, a series of luminous, music-playing, interactive art pieces.

Because if anything can lighten up the bleak year that is 2020, it’s Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation.

As in winters past, Luminothérapie aims to “spur creativity in the design of urban installations and digital art,” according to its website.

Loop — created by Quebec artists Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve, and Ottoblix —contains 12 giant “zoetropes” where guests can activate the lit-up spheres to trigger flip-book-style animations of images by Quebecois artists.

In an email shared with Daily Hive, organizers at the Quartier des Spectacles say the “result will be a dazzling series of sound and light experiences along Ste. Catherine Street.”

Ulysse Lemerise

“The last few months have not been easy for Montrealers, who have been preoccupied with the multi-front battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Valérie Plante.

“With winter and the Holiday Season fast approaching, I am delighted to see that creativity will once again take centre stage to bring joy to what will be a challenging winter. I invite the public to come out in force to see what’s taking shape in the heart of our city.”

This year’s edition of Luminothérapie will take place every day from noon to 11 pm, December 3 to March 14, 2021.

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