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Prismatica FAQ's

Prismatica Ottawa, Doublespace Photography
Prismatica Ottawa, Doublespace Photography

Prismatica Event Dates

October 18 – November 15, 2019

What are the hours of the exhibit?

Though the exhibit is most intriguing at night, Prismatica is open during all park hours. Tickets are not required to attend the exhibit.

Where is the exhibit in Public Square?

The installation will be on the Key Bank Promenade around the Gund Foundation Green

How many prisms can I see?


What are the prisms? (Description of Prisms)

Prismatica is comprised of 25 pivoting prisms, each more than six feet tall, made of panels laminated with a diachronic film that transmits and reflects every color in the visible spectrum, varying with the position of the light source and the observer. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors.

Who is the artist?


RAW Design is a Toronto-based architectural firm that works on a wide variety of scales and project types. From community greenhouses to large residential developments, not to mention outdoor interactive installations, its team of 30 architects and designers takes a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach.

For Prismatica, the firm assembled a team of professionals from several fields (applied science, technology, art and architecture). A work by RAW Design. With Dix au Carré at the Sound design, ATOMIC3 and Jean-François Piché at the Lighting design and ATOMIC3 and Louis Héon at the Production and technical direction.

Is there a fee to attend?

No, Prismatica is free due to the generosity of The Fowler Family Foundation and the LANDFORM project.



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