A project carried out by JOBEL Art pour la Terre and RODEO FX
The figurative, emotional and informative immersion in the waters of the St. Lawrence will allow passers-by, as they walk through, to consider and visualize the river as a living element and a fundamental resource that is part of Montreal’s DNA.
Photo Credit: Cosmos, RODEO FX et JOBEL Art pour la Terre
The project in a nutshell
Walk, listen, observe, feel and learn: a multi-sensory experience awaits in the underground corridor of 1250 René-Lévesque Boulevard.
The creative imagination of JOBEL Art pour la Terre and the technological expertise of RODEO FX have joined forces to create an artistic, narrative and interactive installation inspired by the St. Lawrence River. The plants and animals that live in the river come to life with poetic visual content featuring dance and wall projections. The voices of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM) professional vocal ensemble along the way represent the imaginary voice of the thousand-year-old river.
The river’s biodiversity must be protected for current and future generations. We want everyone who comes through the corridor to have a moving and emotional experience, and to develop a new appreciation and affection for the river.
This multimedia work of art provides an opportunity to learn more about the river’s importance and the threats it faces thanks to a partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.
Behind-the-scenes video: shooting the videos and recording the choir.
Video credit: Juan David Padilla Vega
Visit and discover!
Available from February 16 to August 14, 2023, Monday to Friday between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1250 René-Lévesque Boulevard, Montréal QC H3B 4K4
Bonaventure metro station (exit towards the Bell Centre, or enter via the building hall)
PROJECT PRESENTED BY:
JOBEL Art pour la Terre
In collaboration with:
Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM)
In partnership with:
David Suzuki Foundation
Sarah Grenier LaForce
Manufacturing of projector boxes
Information about the St. Lawrence River in Montreal:
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About “I love working downtown”: A Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal initiative
The “I love working downtown” initiative, carried out with the support of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, aims to deploy actions to accelerate the revival of downtown Montréal. As part of this initiative, the Chamber is focusing on supporting creative projects in private and semi-private spaces to enhance the downtown core’s attractiveness as a place to work.
With the financial participation of: