Master classes and workshops


This talk retraces the different steps in the concept development and production of this unique outdoor video mapping project by Ex Machina for the 400th Anniversary of Quebec City.

It began in 2005 and opened in July 2008 in front of 15,000 people. This projection won the Guinness World’s Record in 2008 as the largest projection ever made. During the course of the summer it was seen by and estimated 600,000 spectators.


The banff centre, artists’ residence

UQÀM,  Theater department

In the context of the “Inter-media” class at University of Quebec in Montreal, three conferences were presented. The first concentrated on the major influences in theatrical projections andf performance arts in French Canada. From EXPO 67 to 1988, the first wave of multimedia performance artists like Denis Latendresse, l’Écran Humain, Michel Lemieux, Carbone 14 and Robert Lepage.

The second focuses on the Museum of Civilisation in Quebec City that opened in 1988.  From the concept phase, this museum instigated a theatrical approach to exhibition design, and involved theatre set designers in producing exhibitions.

The third concentrated on Robert Lepage’s method in designing  media-intensive projects. Using three vastly different projects, the conference explains the process in a One-man-show, The Andersen Project, a collective play, Lipsynch, and an opera  Lorin Maazel’s 1984.

concept and production of the Image mill

In February 2016, Jacques was invited as faculty for the Music as Theatre Residency Program at the Banff Centre. During his stay he coached musicians in the various possibilities provided by projections in their respective projects, and workshopped with them in Rolston Recital Hall using Dataton Watchout integration software.