August 1, 2014
All photos courtesy Moment Factory
Montreal creative studio Moment Factory wants you to experience nature in a totally new way.
Even non-outdoorsy folks will be wowed by “Foresta Lumina,” the firm’s two-kilometre interactive installation in Parc de la Gorge in Coaticook, Quebec. Until October, visitors to the park can wander through the illuminated night trail, meeting characters based on the region’s legends along their journey.
Moment Factory’s 30-member team used cleverly concealed projection, lighting and sound to create the multimedia adventure, including video mapping on trees and lighting units designed to look like fairies flying through the forest. Hanging lanterns create ambiance, a smoky, illuminated gate leads the way to the park’s suspended footbridge, and hundreds of lights guide the path along the forest floor.
The experience is equal parts enchantment and education — see the video below.
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