The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has selected an interactive installation for Du Musée Avenue, which will be closed to traffic for the summer for a fifth consecutive year. Designed by JEAN VERVILLE ARCHITECTE (Montreal) – winner of the MMFA’s call for submissions – an open-air dance floor will be installed in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden, with support from Montreal’s arrondissement de Ville-Marie.
A river of golden footsteps will flow down the avenue, inviting passers-by to dance. Architect Jean Verville explains how this installation is representative of his architectural approach.
“With a simple, unifying action and the impact created by the using a single material, I transform reality into an architectural experience that will give visitors numerous perspectives on the Museum— both its sculptures and its architecture.”
An activity programme associated with the installation will be announced when the pedestrian mall opens on May 31, 2016.