Fantastic Planet

March 17, 2021

April 12, 2021


Downtown Edmonton


Events Description


Fantastic Planet is an illuminated large-scale public installation, coming to the downtown core mid-March. Six giant inflatable structures, ranging from 12 metres tall when standing to 13 metres long when lying down, will be installed in a variety of locations including City Hall plaza. Where will they pop-up next? Head downtown to take is this incredible display, while safely physically distancing, of course.

These enormous illuminated humanoids have been invading the globe recently, having travelled from afar to give audiences the impression that they have just landed and are gently exploring our ‘Fantastic Planet’. Inspiration for this light installation has been taken from the 1973 Czech/French film Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage). This stop-motion science fiction film, directed by René Laloux,, depicts a story set in an unimaginably distant future, in a world of gargantuan humanoids and where human beings are a feral race.



Date & Time:

March 12-April 12, 2021 – Art installation – Any time.

Official Unveiling: March 17th.

Various Locations Around Downtown Edmonton, Alberta
  • “Down There” -City Hall Plaza
  • “Peeping Corner” – Churchill Square – Tix on the Square
  • “What’s That” – Churchill Square
  • “Poke”- rooftop of Allard Hall
  • “Comfort” – Abbey Glen Park
  • “Over” – Macewan University 105 St Rooftop

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