National Day Parade

walking float of giant faces [1998]
Float for the Québec national day’s parade

Montreal, Canada

Project Details

St-Jean Baptist Day is the national celebration of Quebec. Every year a huge parade takes places in the streets of Montreal and all over the province. The collective Farine Orpheline was approached to create its own thematic float for the parade. The group proposed a procession of large, anonymous faces that would march proudly in silence. Montrealers on the streets were photographed and their enlarged faces were laminated on a portable structure that the marchers joyously displayed during the parade.

  • A Farine Orpheline project
  • Artistic direction
  • Field Research
  • Photography
  • Scenography
  • Wearable