Artists brighten streets of Montreal, set performance to Beatles track

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This past weekend, residents of Montreal's Villeray and Rosemont neighbourhoods may have looked out their window to spot someone walking around in a human-sized rainbow costume.

The costume and subsequent music video were created by Gabrielle Poulin, an actress and performance artist, and Antonin Gougeon, a sound and video designer.

The 2 artists were inspired by the "ça va bien aller" ("it's going to be okay") rainbow campaign which is meant to encourage positivity and hope during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Poulin and Gougeon were also motivated by the NICE TRY (belessai) art challenge which summons performance artists to create a new piece of art in under 48 hours.

The 2 artists made sure to compile footage of their art work and eventually created a video montage set to Gougeon's slowed down cover of The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun".

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Poulian and Gougeon documented their project on Instagram as well: @arcencielbalade.

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