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“Saint-Laurent in Motion – Video Projection” competition: Three finalists announced

7 mars 2013

Saint-Laurent, March 7, 2013 – The Borough of Saint-Laurent is proud to announce the names of the finalists for a competition to design and implement a video projection as part of the Saint-Laurent in Motion project, whose goal is to showcase Saint-Laurent and its assets. A total of eight proposals were submitted, and the three finalists are:

  • Novalux – Roger Dufresne, Joël Proulx Bouffard, Valérie Gareau and Éric LeMoyne
  • Les Éclaireurs - Sarah Ouellet and Elizabeth Laferrière
  • Anaïs Favier and Dorothée Noirbent

“We are very pleased that these Quebec creative talents entered our competition,” said Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent. “The video projection, which is sure to please our citizens, will help them learn about various aspects of Saint-Laurent's historical, cultural, natural and urban heritage.”

“Following on the architectural competitions for the Bibliothèque du Boisé and Saint-Laurent's sports complex, this competition will once again allow designers to create an original work in the borough of Saint-Laurent to showcase its many assets,” said Élaine Ayotte, Ville de Montréal executive committee member with responsibility for culture, heritage and design.

To be presented in the borough's historic and heritage Vieux-Saint-Laurent neighbourhood, the video projection will delve into Saint-Laurent's past and explore the current mosaic of its citizens as well as the borough's multicultural character. With a running time of 10 minutes, the video projection will be screened on the façade of Église Saint-Laurent every evening during the 2013 summer season.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY COMPETITION

Employing an open and multidisciplinary approach, this two-stage competition was addressed at multidisciplinary teams in the aim of fostering the emergence of new cultural and artistic practices. Designers were invited to assemble teams whose members worked in a range of fields: multimedia, visual and media arts, stage arts or film (set designer; director; music, lighting and video designer; etc.), architecture and design.

The three finalists will receive the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2500), remuneration that is conditional upon the production of a 60-second video.

The competition jury consisted of the following members:

  • Mouna Andraos, environmental designer, Daily tous les jours
  • Félix Dagenais, co-artistic director and designer, Atomic3
  • Paul Lanctôt, assistant to the borough director and head of the Division des communications et des relations avec les citoyens, Borough of Saint-Laurent, Ville de Montréal
  • Pascal Lefebvre, program director, Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

Complete information about the competition is available on the website mtlunescodesign.com/en/projet/Saint-Laurent-en-mouvement.

ABOUT SAINT-LAURENT IN MOTION

The Administration of Saint-Laurent launched the Saint-Laurent in Motion project to showcase the borough's heritage, cultural, sports, multicultural, natural and historical assets and to promote active forms of travel. Under this project, citizens will have the opportunity to explore Saint-Laurent in a self-guided and interactive way through the use of various tourism tools, including a historical video projection, a mobile application and a tourist map, as well as through numerous activities. For more information, visit www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/saint-laurent.

ABOUT MONTRÉAL UNESCO CITY OF DESIGN

The Ville de Montréal's Bureau du design is working with the Borough of Saint-Laurent in the development and implementation of this design competition. Such competitions are among the many commitments taken on by the city and the partners in the 2007-2017 Action Plan – Montréal, Cultural Metropolis that primarily strive to promote excellence in design and architecture by increasing access to contests and contributing to the affirmation of Montréal as a UNESCO City of Design.