EVENT / INSTALLATION

Public swimming pools in Montreal are little islands of life, movement and refreshment. They are the theatre of summer, a place for relaxation and play in contrast to Montreal’s hot and humid urban reality. In summer 2011, a virtual swimming pool was set up at Place Emilie-Gamelin, a large public plaza in the center of the city. Equipped with playful furniture reminiscent of water fun, the swimming pool hides in its pixels an enormous hopscotch court, numerous chess boards and a giant tangram puzzle. The installation is designed to accommodate large crowds during festivals and special events including the park summer program organised by Le partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles.

 

CLIENT

Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles

 

ANNÉE

2011

TEAM

Michel Langevin, Mélanie Mignault, Josée Labelle, Mathieu Casavant, Sylvain Lenoir, Emilie Bertrand-Villemure, Claude Cournoyer, Georges-Étienne Parent.

 

COLLABORATION

n/a 

 

THANKS

Maude Boucher, Marie-Renée Vial, Gabriela Ribeiro. 

KEY

(1)

Aerial view of the pool, NIPpaysage

(2)

Perspective, NIPpaysage

(3)

Chess board, NIPpaysage

(4)

Chess board, NIPpaysage

(5)

Painting and furniture, NIPpaysage

(6)

Pattern studies, NIPpaysage

(7)

Chess board, NIPpaysage

(8)

Movie, Quartier des Spectacles