Raymond St-Jean

PORTFOLIO – FILM AND MULTIMEDIA

L’Univers de Michel Tremblay

Published on June 21, 2012   |   Category Multimedia Designer

Musée de la civilisation pays tribute to this great Québec playwright and author by exploring The World of Michel Tremblay in a major multimedia installation. This exhibition, designed and directed by Raymond St-Jean and Jimmy Lakatos, was presented in Quebec city from March 14, 2012, to August 18, 2013 and at the bibliothèque nationale du Québec in Montreal in the spring of 2014.

Video projections filmed in the back alleys of Plateau Mont-Royal.

Video projections filmed in the back alleys of Plateau Mont-Royal.

The exhibition presents various interviews given by Michel Tremblay since 1964.

The exhibition presents various interviews given by Michel Tremblay since 1964.

A box of chocolates and a few pictures: rare objects from the writer's childhood.

A box of chocolates and a few pictures: rare objects from the writer's childhood.

With the iPad interface, the spectators can watch some of Tremblay's classic plays.

With the iPad interface, the spectators can watch some of Tremblay's classic plays.

Videos are projected on the walls.

Videos are projected on the walls.

Sitting on a park bench, a spectator is watching the video installation

Sitting on a park bench, a spectator is watching the video installation "Michel en 5 temps".

An image from Fabre street in Montreal.

An image from Fabre street in Montreal.

There are four Ipad interfaces with viewing screens in the

There are four Ipad interfaces with viewing screens in the "Dressing-Room" set.

The life of Michel Tremblay in five scenes.

The life of Michel Tremblay in five scenes.

Actress Guylaine Tremblay.

Actress Guylaine Tremblay.

"Little Michel" projected on the wall.

Composer Gaëtan Gravel created the original soundtrack of the exhibition.

Composer Gaëtan Gravel created the original soundtrack of the exhibition.

Actor Normand D'Amour.

Actor Normand D'Amour.

With the Ipad interface of the

With the Ipad interface of the "Dressing-Room", spectators meet some of Tremblay's greatest characters.

Actress Marie-Évelyne Baribault.

Actress Marie-Évelyne Baribault.

An immersive multimedia environment.

An immersive multimedia environment.

In the

In the "Kitchen" are shown interviews with Michel Tremblay's closest collaborators.

While entering the exhibition, spectators are surrounded by moving images and sounds.

While entering the exhibition, spectators are surrounded by moving images and sounds.

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A "video stroll" in Montreal's Parc Lafontaine.

In the

In the "Magic Cavern", Michel Tremblay remembers his childhood.

Video projections filmed in the back alleys of Plateau Mont-Royal. thumbnail
The exhibition presents various interviews given by Michel Tremblay since 1964. thumbnail
A box of chocolates and a few pictures: rare objects from the writer's childhood. thumbnail
With the iPad interface, the spectators can watch some of Tremblay's classic plays. thumbnail
Videos are projected on the walls. thumbnail
Sitting on a park bench, a spectator is watching the video installation
An image from Fabre street in Montreal. thumbnail
There are four Ipad interfaces with viewing screens in the
The life of Michel Tremblay in five scenes. thumbnail
Actress Guylaine Tremblay. thumbnail
Composer Gaëtan Gravel created the original soundtrack of the exhibition. thumbnail
Actor Normand D'Amour. thumbnail
With the Ipad interface of the
Actress Marie-Évelyne Baribault. thumbnail
An immersive multimedia environment. thumbnail
In the
While entering the exhibition, spectators are surrounded by moving images and sounds. thumbnail
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In the

THE DESIGNERS OF THE WORLD OF MICHEL TREMBLAY

Writers, directors, editors: Raymond St-Jean, Jimmy Lakatos
Set Designer: Anne Séguin Poirier
Music, Sound Designer: Gaëtan Gravel
Lighting Designer: Normand Chassé
Ipad interface designer: Alex Burton
Original idea: Lise Bertrand, Andrea Hauenschild

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

To tackle the power of Michel Tremblay’s world, the designers of this exhibition sought to appeal to viewers’ senses and emotions. Numerous sound and visual excerpts join selections from his writings and family photos. A video, True Lying, is projected across three of the room’s walls and three big cubes whose surface evokes the sheds along the allies of Plateau-Mont-Royal with their brick, fiberboard, and corrugated metal.

On the wall is Michel in Five Times, five stations incorporating text, interview excerpts, and photos of Tremblay at various stages of his life. They are grouped around the high points of his artistic development.

Visitors are free to come and go at any time from the three cubes that make up the installation. The first cube, The Magic Cave, has armchairs like the ones the young Michel Tremblay would curl up in to read. It recounts this part of his life and along with memories of rue Fabre. The second cube, The Kitchen, with its chrome Arborite table and walls covered with Gold Starstamps, evokes a 1950s-era kitchen. The cube’s contents focus on Les Belles-Sœurs. The third cube, Backstage at the Archives, evokes backstage at a club on Montréal’s fabled boulevard Saint-Laurent, “La Main.” Visitors sit at a makeup table to explore copious visual archives (interviews and television and film adaptations of the plays) which are controlled through an iPad interface.

 

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