Japan Media Arts Festival  
21st

Entertainment Division

Excellence Award

FORESTA LUMINA

Multimedia production

“FORESTA LUMINA” Production Team [Canada]

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Outline

Wanting to showcase its charms, Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook commissioned the production team to create FORESTA LUMINA, an illuminated night walk through the forest. Visitors are invited to discover an en- chanted trail winding 2.6 km through the woods. As they walk through the mysterious forest, visitors meet characters inspired by the area’s myths and legends, who draw them into an immersive adventure. 

The scenography, combining projections and lighting, is accompanied by an ethereal soundtrack. The result is an unparalleled sensory experience. The production team custom-made the entire experience, including perforated metal panels resembling ancient manuscripts, lighting units designed to look like fairies, video mapping on natural elements and more. The multimedia installations are seamlessly integrated into the surroundings, creating an all-encompassing sense of magic. 

Reason

FORESTA LUMINA is an amazing approach that turns a forest that offered no appeal to people into content capable of communicating the beauty and context of the place by enticing numerous visitors. Currently, the attempt to turn places into content through this kind of presentation is gaining momentum worldwide. The originality of video and light expression in this production restores the value brought to the location. It can be called game-changing artwork that overturns existing concepts. FORESTA LUMINA is well known among people in administration and local government even in Japan, and undeniably plans will further grow for tourist attractions that include regional revitalization contexts and turning locations into entertainment through the power of this kind of content. Every element of the extremely sophisticated design, including the utilization of video and light, the design of hands-on experience, and the scenario are highly rated. (SAITO Seiichi) 


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