Down­town Coat­i­cook Signed Foresta Lu­mina

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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.

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