Spectacular facades

2013

Which is the only place in the world where video art is projected onto buildings year-round? Well, it’s Montréal, and to be more specific, the Quartier des Spectacles, where new facades are constantly being added to the program.

Théâtre Maisonneuve and Cégep du Vieux-Montréal joined the group of seven other buildings lending their facades to digital art projections. Works giving a taste of current shows, including a video inspired by Cirkopolis, are featured on the first location, while one constituting an ode to learning lights up the Cégep. It’s a great way for these places to show themselves off, as well as join in with other Quartier des Spectacles locations in district events like Luminothérapie.

In the fall, the Quartier des Spectacles was also enhanced by four new lighting programs for the facades of the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cabaret Underworld, 2-22 and St. James United Church, great additions to the Quartier des Spectacles Luminous Pathway, which now includes over 25 illuminated public spaces.

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