lemieux pilon dreamscapes



Montreal Museum of Fine Arts2014

A Multimedia installation in the Contemporary Art Square of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

A work of twenty-three minutes, Dreamscapes immerses visitors in a succession of various “states of memory” inspired by five stage productions, of five to seven minutes each. These are not merely documentary recordings of the shows as presented onstage, but rather the actual audio/visual elements folded into their creation and reworked in a particular sequence for this unique context. The thematic, visual and auditory sequence serves as a kind of poetic, immersive retrospective, by turns stimulating and soothing. Visitors are immersed in a space defined by giant projections on the walls of the Multimedia Gallery and on a series of screens, which serve as virtual doors and form a labyrinth both thematically and spatially.

The excerpts that constitutes Dreamscapes come from the following shows :

Grand Hôtel des Étrangers 1994 - 1998
Orféo 1998 - 2001
Delirium (Cirque du Soleil) 2006 - 2008
La Belle et la Bête 2011 - ...
Icarus 2014 - ...

During the creation of Dreamscapes, Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon have been assisted by : Simon Lardie, Michel Gréco, for the video; Thierry Francis and Pascal Marcotte for programming; Maxim Lepage for the sound; Sébastien Grenier for the technics; and by Anne-Séguin Poirier and Isabelle Painchaud and Marie-Christine Dufour for the production.