Québec, CANaDA

For its initial launch at the Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec (Quebec City’s Movie Festival), Glacial Reality will settle at place D’Youville from September 13 to 22, 2018. This project was created in collaboration with artist Samuel Matteau.

Ruins have always fascinated me. They are artistic, political and historical figures that watch us, tell us tales, interrogate us.

They reveal countless stories and interrogate us on time and memory.

They bring us back to our own frailty.

I have always found the image of children playing among ruins to be poetic. In a world rising from its ashes, children are having fun. They explore those ruins, redefine them through their own imagination and the collective memories they contain.


As those children, I play with the venue. With my memories, my ideas and the memory of the walls surrounding the square. I’m seeking to find where we come from to know where we are going. I remember the past, mine and ours, to see and feel what has been, what is and what will be.


A look both personal and collective on a meaningful venue in our city.

A venue indivisible from the history of the city and its faubourg.

Images acting as windows towards another world. A dream shaped by figures and colors.

A way for me to create new images from old ones.

Some kind of magic. To look at the world through a new perspective.

A postcard from the past in a D’Youville Square from the future.


I remember.

Samuel Matteau

September 13th : 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
September 14th to 22 : 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Where : place D’Youville
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A unique, virtual creation to showcase

your own cultural heritage.

From tourist attraction to cultural product as well as a one-of-a-kind art work realized by a local artist, Glacial Reality is an immersive cultural experience bound to be featured in every city of the world. A cutting edge, interactive and customized creation to showcase a cultural heritage to be preserved.

Philadelphia, Brussels, Bern, Algiers, Singapore, San Antonio…

After Quebec City, which city will become the next host of Glacial Reality?