There's a new magnificent 55-foot illuminated whale structure in Montreal

Dec 1 2021, 2:42 pm

It’s a whale of a time at theĀ Quartier des spectacles.

A magnificent 55-foot-long illuminated whale structure has breached at Place des Festivals as part of the borough’s 12th edition of LuminothĆ©rapie.

The installation is part of artist Mathias Gmachl’s “Echoes – a voice from uncharted waters” project. According to the Quartier des spectacles, the free exhibit is an interacting “sound-and-light work that invites to look and listen closely.”

The installation ā€“ a massive, colourful representation of a whale ā€“ symbolizes the planet’s flora and fauna. “It asks us to consider the impact of our everyday activities on nature and the environment, making us more aware of their fragility,” says the Quartier. The installation is a meditation on our harmful invasions of Earth’s ecosystems.

The five-ton steel whale structure is co-produced by artists from Austria and Switzerland and will symbolize the importance of taking action to preserve ecosystems.

Gmachl’s whale exhibit has previously appeared in Vienna and will open to the public in Montreal on Thursday, December 2 and will hang around until February 2022.

 

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Echoes – a voice from uncharted waters

When:Ā December 2, 2021 – February 6, 2022
Time:Ā 24/7
Where:Ā Place des Festivals
Price:Ā Free

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