PLUX 5 Plunks Down A Mysterious Glowing Modern Installation In Historic Montreal
October 17, 2012
images © Alexandre Guilbeault
Walking through Montreal’s ville ancienne, amid the historical civic and church structures, visitors will certainly be surprised by the strange glowing pavilion perched smack in the middle of it all. Sitting atop a grassy knoll at Pace De La Dauversiere, the Tisse Metis Egal by PLUX 5 is a trapezoidal folly with a patterned facade that’s meant to celebrate the town’s fourth annual “Metis-sur-Montreal”. The event features beautiful designs throughout gardens around the city, echoing back to historic textiles throughout Quebec’s past. Read more.
For this year’s event, Chateau Ramezay and the Reford Gardens enlisted design collective PLUX 5 to create a piece that interpreted the great city’s past through a contemporary lens. The structure glows a rich red, creating interesting lights and shadows indoors and out. Visitors step inside the genie bottle-like space with deep red walls and diamond-shaped windows, where they are seemingly transported to another world inside the space. The historic site has certainly never seen anything like this before.