A farewell projection show featuring all new content
The Image Mill was created in 2008 as part of the festivities surrounding the 400th anniversary of Québec City. Following the success of its first edition, the work was extended for another five years. Thanks to the NFB’s invaluable collaboration, the farewell projection show will feature all new content.
Tribute to filmmaker Norman McLaren
Always brimming with creativity, McLaren explored a wide range of techniques: scratching on film, painting on film, pixillation, live-action takes, and cartoon drawing, among others. He never ceased to innovate and used each of his films to investigate the creative possibilities offered by different art forms, such as dance, painting and music.
Over his long career, Norman McLaren received an impressive number of awards, including an Oscar for Neighbours and a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Blinkity Blank. He holds an unparalleled place in the history of world cinema. McLaren died in 1987.
The world’s biggest architectural projection screen!
This architectural projection, produced and presented by Ex Machina and Robert Lepage, is the largest of its kind ever conceived. Sophisticated technology is used to project a huge quantity of images and films onto the grain silos in the industrial port of Québec, a massive “screen” that spans 600 meters wide by 30 meters high! In the hands of Lepage and his creative team, this gigantic expanse of concrete seems to be in a constant state of transformation, giving viewers the surreal impression that it is alive.
Where to see and listen to The Image Mill
To experience and appreciate the work at its best and in all its dimensions, viewers are encouraged to go to the Québec City harbour, in the area between the Old Port Market, Dalhousie Street, and Quay Saint-André Street. Those who want to experience the mega-projection from afar can tune in to 97.5 FM on their personal FM radio.
Double Bill… or Triple!
New for this year – attend Cirque du Soleil’s Les Chemins invisibles and The Image Mill in a single night. And on August 3, 7, 10, 14, 17 and 21 you can close out your night with a bang watching the fireworks of Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec.
June 23 to September 1, Tuesday to Saturday.
No projections on Sundays and Mondays, except on June 23 and September 1
June and July: 10:15 p.m.
August and September: 9:45 p.m.
Québec City harbour, in the area between the Old Port Market, Dalhousie Street, and Quay Saint-André Street.
About 50 minutes
Québec City’s Partners