Prismatica

Georgetown, USA

A modern ice palace

A modern ice palace. Prismatica turns heads with the countless colourful reflections made by its giant prisms. Visitors can walk among them to see city life in every colour of the spectrum, and turn the prisms to make the colours dance. After sunset, the enormous interactive kaleidoscope's illusory effects reach a crescendo.

Prismatica is a participatory installation comprising 50 pivoting prisms more than two metres tall. Each one is made of panels covered with a dichroic film that reflects the colours of the rainbow, varying with the light source and viewing angle. Each prism is mounted on a base containing a projector that gives the installation a new dimension after nightfall. The rotation of the prisms triggers ariable-intensity bell music.

Owner
Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles
Creator
RAW design
Collaborators
ATOMIC3, DIX au carré, Jean-François Piché
Tour Producer
Creos

We contracted Prismatica for our 2016 Georgetown GLOW light art exhibition. Working with the Creos team was fabulous. They are true professionals – always personable, responsive and flexible. The installation and breakdown of Prismatica went flawlessly, and it truly elevated the third edition of GLOW. The prisms were a huge attraction that brought many visitors to our Georgetown Waterfront, even on the coldest nights. We definitely look forward to collaborating with Creos in the future.

DEBBIE YOUNG, Events director, Georgetown Business Improvement District (USA)

It's already up, and organizers say kids are already going crazy over it. It's very interactive and is meant to be interacted with, not just looked at.

The Homestretch program, CBC News, GLOW Calgary (CAN)

The Prismatica installation looks great and the opening on Saturday was a huge success. We were very happy with the Creos team and grateful to have the extra hands during our holiday break. Thank you!

JOHN SHIMKUS, Installations Coordinator, Scottsdale Public Art (USA)

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