Downtown Coaticook Signed Foresta Lumina
Last Thursday, August 27th, the City of Coaticook unveiled "Downtown signed Foresta Lumina". Several months ago, the City of Coaticook had announced its wish for Moment Factory to proceed with
the establishment of an illumination project in downtown Coaticook. For Bertrand Lamoureux, Mayor of Coaticook "the City of Coaticook has become a tourist destination attached to the concept of Foresta Lumina". The city council wanted the citizens and tourists to feel the atmosphere of Foresta Lumina upon arrival in the city center. It was a desire on the part of the elected as the concept of Foresta Lumina leaves its mark, a signature of some sort on the city and more specifically on Child St. The association with the Montreal based firm Moment Factory was obvious. Moment Factory created an installation composed of luminous lanterns in the heart of downtown Coaticook. Being a symbol steeped in the memory of all Quebecers, these lanterns refer to Margaret, the main character in Foresta Lumina walking through the forest, her precious lantern in hand. They are also a reminder of the ancient legends that have inspired all storytellers in Quebec. Every evening at dusk, the city center will be illuminated by the clusters of hanging lights. 12 different variations of light effects spread over 40 minutes will animate in loop during part of the night. Each light pixel can respond individually and in synchronization with a soundtrack inspired by the music of Foresta Lumina. By day, these iconic sculptures are as beautiful to look at due to their originality. "It's a concept realized in continuity with the spirit and imagination of legends who have inhabited us throughout the creation of Foresta Lumina "says Gabriel Pontbriand, Creative Director at Moment Factory. It is as if, at nightfall, all the lanterns contained in the storybooks now find themselves in downtown Coaticook on Child St. The organization "Rues Principales" has contributed to the project. Mr. Raynald Drolet, "Rues Principales" representative explained the board's decision to join the adventure: "We wanted a project where the city becomes a destination during the day and turns into Foresta Lumina in the evening creating a dynamic and economic benefits for our businesses. We hope that the people here and tourists will make as their own our beautiful city. "The mayor of Coaticook states that "Tourists are increasingly coming in our region to live tourism experiences of all kinds. With the addition that was done in the city center it just improves what we already had to offer!" Welcome to downtown Coaticook signed Foresta Lumina, beautiful by day and night!
The cluster of Lanterns that refer to Margaret, the main character in Foresta Lumina are sure to create the impact desired.