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Place Des Festivals Will Be Filled With Giant Human-Powered Music Boxes Shaped Like Loops

The iconic, glowing installation is coming back for the holidays & you can climb inside.
Place Des Festivals Will Be Filled With Giant Human-Powered Music Boxes Shaped Like Loops
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If you're familiar with the holiday season in Montreal, you'll recall that giant retro-futuristic 'loops' have been known to take over the Quartier des Spectacles.

With festivities limited this year due to COVID-19, it's exciting to see today's announcement that this iconic interactive installation — a music box meets zoetrope meets railway handcar — will be back in 2020 with a brand new theme.

Designed by Quebecers Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve and Ottoblix, you can actually get inside the large loops and push the handle to activate them. 

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When you do, this generates a magical display of lights, audio and visuals — projected inside the loop itself. Other animation will be projected onto UQAM's Pavillon Président-Kennedy.

This year, the theme is Quebec literature.

"Images of Quebec illustrators inspired by the literary works of great local authors such as, among others, Joséphine Bacon, Dany Laferrière and Wajdi Mouawad come to life," reads the website

"The result will be a dazzling series of sound and light experiences along Sainte-Catherine St."

Luminothérapie | Coeur Battant

Price: FREE!

When: December 3, 2020 - March 14, 2021

Address: Place des Festivals; Between Rue Jeanne-Mance and Rue Balmoral

Why You Need To Go: "Dazzling" sound and light display with a dash of holiday magic — plus it's free!

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