RAW-Turns Downtown Montreal Into an Interactive Kaleidoscope

RAW have designed Prismatica, a public art installation in Montreal, Canada, that is made from 50 pivoting prisms.

RAW-Turns Downtown Montreal Into an Interactive Kaleidoscope

RAW-Turns Downtown Montreal Into an Interactive Kaleidoscope

The 50 pivoting prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichronic film that transmits and reflects every colour in the visible spectrum, varying with the position of the light source and the observer. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As visitors wander among and manipulate the prisms, they will enjoy an infinite interplay of lights and colourful reflections. As the prisms rotate, a variable-intensity soundtrack comprised of bell sounds will play.

RAW-Turns Downtown Montreal Into an Interactive Kaleidoscope

“We wanted to contribute an installation that was immersive, yet inviting. We wanted people to play around, have fun and, in doing so, forget about the cold. It also speaks to the passion for design found in a city like Montreal,” says RAW director, Roland Rom Colthoff.

RAW-Turns Downtown Montreal Into an Interactive Kaleidoscope