Esplanade de la Place des Arts From November 30, 2023 To March 10, 2024

The 14th edition of Luminothérapie offers a new trail of luminous works in the Quartier des spectacles of Montreal, inspired by the complexity of the cosmos and the forces that animate it.

Until March 10, 2024, Sainte-Catherine Street West will be decked out with a series of five colourful and majestic works as well as an original video projection that changes according to weather fluctuations.

Both a work of art and a show, Cymopolée is a veritable tornado of light and sound. It illustrates a weather phenomenon that is usually seen far from our latitudes, but that may soon occur more frequently and intensely right here. In addition to its immersive and naturalistic evocation of the passage of a tornado through the city, Cymopolée captures the emotions surrounding the impacts of climate change and our collective responsibilities. As night falls, its metal structure begins to move, lighting up and appearing to undulate in the wind. Keep your eyes peeled! The work comes to life for two shows every hour.

Astera is a dreamlike work representing an enormous flower, 10 metres high. A distant cousin of the Canada thistle, Astera intrigues passers-by with its brilliant silvery reflections during the day. At sunset, thanks to its unique photosynthesis, it blooms fully, revealing all its splendour. A thousand dazzling colours appear in infinite variations all evening long. Like some giant, playful and multi-faceted light fixture, Astera is a flower of the night that shines and sparkles under the stars.

Come see them on the Esplanade at Place des Arts—it’s free of charge and open to everyone from 4 pm to 11 pm.


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