Written by Erica Spina on 28.01.14

This year marks the 4th edition of Montreal’s Luminothérapie, an art installation that is sure to brighten up your season. Every night from December 11, 2013 to February 2, 2014 the Quartier des Spectacles hosts a series of events open to anyone and everyone. Luminothérapie allows for local designers, artists and architects to get their work noticed and create a certain type of art that is both beautiful and never before seen, giving Montreal another reason to be appreciated during the winter. This year’s exhibition can be experienced in two parts: The never ending, glowing and musical wheat field and a projection game that is displayed on seven buildings of the Quartier des Spectacles.

    You can experience an illuminated path of material created to look like a wheat field that is lit by light that is projected from above. The music that can be heard within the wheat field is from Montreal’s very own Patrick Watson. This part of the exhibition, named Entre les Rang, is created by a team from the Kanva architect and design firm.

    The second part of the exhibition is an animated projection of hide and seeks called Trouve Bob, where visitors are required to interact with the city to try and find the character names Bob. Whole building facades are lid up with full projections filled with comical characters and fun animations, each building with its own theme. Here is a list of the 7 buildings:

Pavillon President Kennedy de l’UQAM (Carnaval)
Place de la Paix (Bbq Party)
Metro St-Laurent (Magic Forest)
Cegep du Vieux Montreal (Pirate Ship)
Centre de Design de l’UQAM (Candy Factory)
Clocher de l’UQAM (Space Shuttle)
Grande Bibliothèque (Futuropolis)

Luminothérapie is a great way to light up the dark and cold winters of Montreal. It is a wonderful tradition that promotes aspiring Montreal artists and forces those living in Montreal to see their city in a new light.

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