The Quartier des Spectacles is bringing us the talents of conceptual artist Xavier de Richemont, who uses the buildings of Montreal as his canvas. Starting at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9th and continuing until the 19th, the clock tower of the Judith Jasmine Building at UQAM will be the backdrop for his Feu L’indien light show.
Though in terms of the rest of the world Montreal is a fairly young city it still boasts some lovely architecture. The clock tower (formerly part of the Saint-Jacques Church) of the Judith Jasmine Building is one such example and one that residents of this fair town often overlook. A hidden or underappreciated gem. Well, that is no longer going to the case if you go to this event.
Thematically the light show will pay homage to the past and present of Montreal. de Richemont uses both light and video to accomplish this. Born in 1959 in Algeria, he later moved to France to study painting at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts d’Aix-en-Provence. His installations have been shown in countries worldwide like Germany, France, England, and Holland. His work is always original and poetic, so it would definitely be worth making your way over to watch what is sure to be a visual feast and will give a new appreciation for the city we all live in.
-Location: Place Pasteur (St.Denis between de Maisonneuve and Ste.Catherine)
-Hours: Sunday-Thursday: Dusk – 12:00 a.m.
Friday-Saturday: Dusk – 2:00 a.m.