Project sees words spoken onto buildings
A project in the Canadian city of Montreal saw people on the street speaking words onto the side of a building. The initiative, created by new media and entertainment studio the Moment Factory, was aimed at bringing the art of public speaking back into the city. For two months, between Wednesday and Saturday and beginning at dusk, members of the public spoke into a megaphone which took their words and converted them, in real time, into visual shapes.
These were projected onto the front of the great UQAM Président-Kennedy building in the city – turning it into a giant oral canvas.
Citizens were encouraged to talk about things they care about thereby leaving an imprint of their voices on the urban landscape.