Special event

Past Event

A discussion in conjunction with the Particles of Existence exhibition on the theme Animation et stop-motion en réalité virtuelle.

Doors and exhibition visit: 5 to 7 PM
7 to 8 PM
Tickets: $25
Taxes and fees included

Where: Space B (2nd floor)

The next edition of our 5 @ Tech series will take place on May 30, this time on the theme Animation et stop-motion en réalité virtuelle, in conjunction with the exhibition Particles of Existence.

Remember, these exclusive 5 @ Tech events are limited to just 35 attendees, and tickets are now available for past and current visitors to the exhibition, as well as anyone with an interest in new ways of storytelling in the digital age.

Just like the previous 5 @ Tech evenings, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with some key players on Montreal’s cultural, creative and technological stage. The panelists for this discussion will be:

  • Frances Adair Mckenzie is a multi-media artist who mixes genres and technologies as a means to invoke the construction of fantastical internal and external worlds. Her work combines motion-design, animation and immersive installations. She is currently directing a stop-motion VR project in collaboration with the NFB and her works have been shown at Centre d'art et de diffusion CLARK and Société des arts technologiques (SAT);
  • Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, filmmaker and author, founder of MJSTP Films Inc. in which she produces her own films at the junction of documentary and animation. Selected at the Quinzaine des réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival, Jutra (2014) has won three prestigious Canadian awards (Gemini, Jutra and Canadian Screen Awards). During its career, she won more than 55 international awards;
  • Theodore Ushev is an artist and animation filmmaker. His film Blind Vaysha, adapted in virtual reality, won the special jury prize and the junior short film jury prize at the 2016 edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards;

*Please note that the discussion will be held in French. 

The Particles of Existence exhibition

Most of us have looked up at the night sky, imagined the unknown and tried to give meaning to life on earth. Science and technology have brought us closer to understanding the mysteries of the cosmos, and now through new media and virtual reality, visitors to Particles of Existence are plunged into the invisible realms of life.

From the inner workings of a sequoia tree to the birth of a star, the exhibition invites visitors to experience life at a non-human scale and gain new perspectives on the biggest questions of today. The stories in Particles of Existence open up new dimensions to help us unravel the mysteries of life. Alternating between the personal and the universal, they shed new light on climate change, mass migration, and women’s empowerment to challenge our views on nature, violence, and justice.

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