Bank Building
Each night a 19th century star map is projected onto the pavement of Place d’Armes. The map displays Montreal’s first office tower, a red sandstone building ...
The equinox occurs twice a year, around March 21 and September 22. When viewed from the promenade of rue de la Commune on the equinoxes, the Sun...
Four stainless steel plaques are mounted on the cloister pillars of the Union Street entrance to the courtyard behind Christ Church Cathedral. Each of the...
Looking up from the plaza outside the main entrance of 1981 McGill College Avenue, viewers see a slice of sky framed on three sides by the office...
Mundus
Place d’Armes
Rue de la Commune
Place de la Cathédrale
Rue McGill College
"Such a [place] is called by the Romans mundus, a name that also applied to the heavens. Thereupon it was encircled, like the center of a compass, to mark the circumference of the city."    Plutarch
Conceived and produced by Alison Tett.   Reseached by Louie Bernstein.   Designed by Katsuhiro Yamazaki and Sophie Desrosiers.
Ville de Montréal Ministère de l’industrie, du commerce, de la science et de la technologie de Québec Industry Canada Canada Council for the Arts
Mundus originally meant both the center of a town and the cosmos. This concept inspired four installations in downtown Montreal that use existing architecture as sightlines to help viewers find stars.
Summer Triangle drawing by Katsuhiro Yamazaki; map of circumpolar constellations adapted from James Middleton’s Celestial Atlas (1842); drawing of New York Life Insurance building by Katsuhiro Yamazaki; photo of Polaris en lumière by Steve Bilodeau Balatti; photo of Equinox sunrise by Louie Bernstein; photo of Four Seasons installation by Elliot Selick; photo of 1981 McGill College by Elliot Selick.