Our challenge was to transform this site, a former drainage artery, into an immersive experience. We were also tasked with highlighting its engineering, respecting the heritage status of its construction, and maintaining a fluid flow of visitors.
Blending video projection, lighting, original soundscape and historical images, the “Memory Collector” immerses visitors in luminous motion. To create the projected content we were inspired by water’s movement and the human history of the site. Archival images representing ‘Montreal’s memory’ disintegrate into flowing particles of light which ripple across the walls and ceiling, drifting along imaginary currents.