ST-LAURENT, QC, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Borough of
Saint-Laurent is inviting Quebec creators to participate in the
"Saint-Laurent in Motion - Video Projection" competition organized with
the objective of spotlighting its territory during summer 2013.
The aim of this province-wide contest is to entrust the winning designer
with a mandate for the design and production of a 15-minute video
projection that will be screened on the façade of église Saint-Laurent
every evening from mid-June to mid-September.
Presented in the Vieux-Saint-Laurent's historical and heritage district,
the video projection will delve into Saint-Laurent's past in addition
to illustrating the current mosaic of Saint-Laurent's citizens and its
"Primarily originating from a religious community and from farming
families that settled at the base of Mount Royal, today Saint-Laurent
is an innovative community that is characterized by the soundness and
diversity of its socio-economic fabric," explained the Mayor of
Saint-Laurent, Alan DeSousa. "Its progress has been constant, and the
video projection will definitely give the public the desire to discover
the history of Saint-Laurent from its founding right up until today.
The "Saint-Laurent in motion" project reflects our administration's
willingness to increase our citizens' awareness of the different
components of our historical, cultural, natural and urban heritage. We
are also making a shift towards interactive tourism by providing mobile
applications that allow visitors to discover these venues on their own
while actively touring on foot or bicycle", he concluded.
"The talent of our artists will once again be spotlighted with a view to
promoting our City's many attractions. This competition makes it
possible to explore new variations on the use of public spaces and to
develop tourism expertise that will help Montréal shine as a UNESCO
City of Design", explained Mrs. Élaine Ayotte, who is responsible for
culture, heritage and design on the Ville de Montréal Executive
Creators are invited to submit an original concept that is striking from
both aesthetic and graphic viewpoints. Through their design and
content, the narrative soundtrack and universal appeal of the script
should make it possible for citizens of all ages to identify with and
increase the project's outreach.
The budget allocated for the winner of the video projection design is
fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000). The Borough will provide the
necessary technical projection equipment.
This competition, with its open and transversal approach, will involve
two phases. It is intended for multidisciplinary teams in order to
foster the emergence of new cultural and artistic practices.
Designers are also invited to form teams comprising members from all
walks of life: designers working in multimedia, stage arts or cinema
(set designers, screenwriters, music, light and video designers, etc.),
architecture or design.
The entry deadline for the first phase of the competition, by means of
anonymous tender, is February 12, 2013 at noon. Registration is mandatory in order to obtain the documents required to
prepare a proposal. Proposals must be submitted no later than noon on
February 18, 2013. Participants are required to provide a sketch presenting the synthesized
images of the video projection that will be screened onto the church
façade. Competitors will not receive compensation for this step.
A jury will then select a maximum of three finalists who will each
receive two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2500) conditional on the
preparation of a 60-second video.
The jury is composed of the following members:
Mouna Andraos, environmental designer, Dailytouslesjours,
Félix Dagenais, coartistic 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, Partenariat du Quartier des
Geneviève Levasseur, content manager, Première Chaîne de Radio-Canada.
All of the details on how to register for the contest can be found on
the following website: mtlunescodesign.com/fr/projet/Saint-Laurent-en-mouvement.
ABOUT MONTRÉAL, UNESCO CITY OF DESIGN
The Bureau du design for the Ville de Montréal is accompanying 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 strives 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.
Image with caption: "With the objective of spotlighting its territory, the Borough of Saint-Laurent begun the first phase of its project "Saint-Laurent in Motion'' by inviting Quebec creators to participate in a competition by producing a video projection to be screened on the église Saint-Laurent, every evening, from mid-June to mid-September, 2013. (CNW Group/VILLE DE MONTREAL - ARRONDISSEMENT DE SAINT-LAURENT)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130115_C5804_PHOTO_EN_22546.jpg
SOURCE: VILLE DE MONTREAL - ARRONDISSEMENT DE SAINT-LAURENT
For further information:
Division des communications et des relations avec les citoyens
514 855-6000, extension 4315