Video Wall at the Canada Council

The Canada Council's lobby features a huge 6.4 x 7.9 m (21' x 26') interactive video wall.

Each year we commission an original work for the video wall from a professional Canadian artist. The work must be cutting-edge, high-tech, and interactive, allowing visitors to change or manipulate it as they move through the lobby.

The artist is selected through a request for proposal process and the work is on view for a full year. Admission is free. The video wall is presented in partnership with Morguard and Cineplex.


150 Elgin St.
Ottawa, Ontario

On view daily (Mon-Fri):
9:00 – 10:15 am
12:30 – 2:00 pm
3:15 – 5:45 pm

Current Installation

Fluxus∞ Video Installation

Fluxus∞ is a visual and interactive installation. It is transformed via different types of internet data flow such as environmental and energy newsfeeds on Twitter and through the presence of people near the video wall in the lobby of the Canada Council. The installation evokes our interrelation with the universe and the natural world.

On view until July 2016
More information [PDF, 2.1 MB]
Marie-Hélène ParantMarie-Hélène Parant
Photo: Jean-Claude Collet

Marie-Hélène Parant (Québec City)

Plasma screen, computer, web server, digital webcam, custom software

Marie-Hélène Parant is a visual and new media artist born in Québec City. She is métis, with Anishinaabe and Ojibwe heritage.

For over 25 years, she has been exploring art and technology. She deals with concepts of transformation (transition) of beings and their environment in audio visual concerts and dance performances and installations. Since 2003, she has been using an interactive tool based on body movement that she developed, called Sketch-In.

Marie-Hélène is the founder and coordinator of SHARE MTL, an artistic community that organizes digital happenings. Her work has been presented in Canada, Europe, Asia, North Africa and the United States.

Artist biography [PDF, 2.1 MB]

Past Installation
The Year's Midnight by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

June 2014 - June 2015