Sept.25Jan.20

Exhibition

A new virtual reality exhibition portraying the contemporary world through the universe's timeless vibrations.

*Please note that access to the exhibition is strictly reserved for 13 +.

Tickets:
Adults: $25 ($20 on Wednesdays)
Students, seniors (65 and +): $17.50
Groups of ten or more: $20 (school group packages available)
Taxes and fees included

ID will be asked at the door for reduced price admission

*Please take a moment to review our health and safety policy.

Entrance:
315, St-Paul Street West
Montreal (Québec)
H2Y 2A3

The present is composed of the reverberations of the past. This virtual reality exhibition invites viewers to connect with today’s world through reflections, parallels, and distant echoes. Listen to the sound of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that originated billions of years ago; take a trip to China’s London, Paris, and Venice, replicas of their European counterparts; or join a girl and her father in a story about the gifts we pass on to the next generation. The programming reflects the best in current virtual reality works and places a deliberate emphasis on sound and stories that resonate within all of us.

Each ticket grants access to the exhibition for a 3-hour time slot. Considering the number of experiences and their length, it will not be possible to see everything in a single visit. We suggest that you plan your tour accordingly. Be sure to arrive on the time indicated on your ticket to try a maximum of experiences.

Starting times:

Monday and Tuesday: reserved for groups (contact the box office)
Wednesday to Saturday: 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM and 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM

Before purchasing tickets, please review our health and safety policy.
Entrance to the exhibition is not permitted one hour before closing.

Chapter I — Spheres: Chorus of the Cosmos, directed by Eliza McNitt, produced by Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart and Dylan Golden

United States, France | 2018 | 13 minutes
Language: English
*Canadian premiere

Executive producer: Darren Aronofsky
Narrated by Millie Bobby Brown

Planet Earth sings. In this interactive virtual reality experience, we discover the universe through sound. Our solar system becomes an instrument and we listen to its music.

Presented with the support of the Institut français, as part of Novembre Numérique, and of the Consulat général de France à Québec.

 

Chapter II — Spheres: Songs of Spacetime, directed by Eliza McNitt, produced by Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart and Dylan Golden

United States, France | 2018 | 15 minutes
Language: English
*Canadian premiere

Executive producer: Darren Aronofsky
Narrated by Jessica Chastain

Dive into the heart of a black hole to uncover the breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves. Fall into the darkness and you will find the light.

Presented with the support of the Institut français, as part of Novembre Numérique, and of the Consulat général de France à Québec.

 

Chapter III — Spheres: Pale Blue Dot, directed by Eliza McNitt, produced by Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart and Dylan Golden

United States, France | 2018 | 13 minutes
Language: English
*Canadian premiere

Executive producer: Darren Aronofsky
Narrated by Patti Smith

The Big Bang was silent. Then came sound. Journey from the edge of the cosmos to uncover the strangest song of all.

Presented with the support of the Institut français, as part of Novembre Numérique, and of the Consulat général de France à Québec.

 

Space Explorers: Taking Flight, directed by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, Felix & Paul Studios

Canada | 2018 | 20 minutes
Language: English
*Canadian premiere

Narrated by Brie Larson
Witness the lives of NASA astronauts as they navigate the trials and sacrifices of their training and missions. Explore the camaraderie of space programs around the world, and discover the latest advancements and plans for deep space exploration.

The Real Thing, directed by Benoit Felici, codirected by Mathias Chelebourg, produced by Artline Films, DV Group and ARTE France

France | 2018 | 16 minutes
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Subtitles: French or English
*Canadian premiere

Around China’s largest cities, entire neighbourhoods have been inspired by foreign models. The film explores the most stunning of these “fake cities.” It travels from Paris to London and Venice without ever leaving China. The inhabitants guide us in the parallel world where they have chosen to live. As virtual reality leads the way to virtual tourism, copycat cities compete to offer a real experience of static travel. Walking the thin line between reality and virtuality, this documentary combines both to impart a whole new feeling of ubiquity.

Presented with the support of the Consulat général de France à Québec.

The Coast, produced by Turbulent for Valaire

Canada | 2018 | 4 minutes
Language: English

The Coast is a virtual reality music video for the eponymous track by Montreal-based electropop band Valaire.

In just under four minutes, The Coast takes viewers through the upbeat landscape of an exotic island rich in colour and lush with life. Set to the rhythm of Valaire’s soundtrack, it offers a novel approach to virtual reality. It was designed to bring smiles to faces and have viewers overcome their inhibitions and dance along, in a short, bite-sized experience that leaves a vibrant, happy memory.

Beethoven's Fifth, directed by Jessica Brillhart, produced by Lauren Simpson

United States | 2017 | 9 minutes
*Canadian premiere

Journey into interstellar space with a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, First Movement by the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, featuring principal conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. This experience is inspired by content on the Voyager Golden Records, recordings placed aboard the Voyager spacecraft in 1977 containing sounds and images portraying the diversity of life and culture on Earth. They were intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans.

Tales of Wedding Rings VR, created by MAYBE, directed by Kaei Sou, produced by Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Japan | 2018 | 30 minutes
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Japanese or English
*Canadian premiere

Sato lives next to his classmate, Hime. One day, Hime tells Sato that she is moving away. He later finds out that Hime is a princess from another world. This debut title is based on the original work of the same name, Tales of Wedding Rings, currently serialized in Monthly Big Gangan magazine. This experience fully reproduces the epic world of the original manga in VR, allowing the user to "step inside the story.”

Wolves in the Walls, directed by Pete Billington, produced by Jessica Shamash, Fable Studio and Oculus Studios

United States | 2018 | 9 minutes
Language: English
*Canadian premiere

Not everything is at it seems when eight-year-old Lucy’s imagination proves to be reality. Based on a work by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, Wolves in the Walls transports you into the magic of virtual reality cinema where only you can help Lucy discover what’s truly hiding inside the walls of her house. Conceptualized by the Emmy Award–winning team that brought you Henry, and choreographed by New York’s critically acclaimed theater company, Third Rail Projects, this immersive fable wonders what it would be like to interact, have a relationship, and go on a quest with a character inside a virtual reality movie.

Vestige, directed by Aaron Bradbury, produced by Paul Mowbray, Antoine Cayrol, and Jill Klekas Basmajian

United Kingdom, France, United States | 2018 | 13 minutes
Language: English
Subtitles: French
*Canadian premiere

Vestige is a creative documentary that uses volumetric live capture to take the viewer on a journey into the mind of Lisa as she remembers her lost love, Erik. Within an empty void, fragments of past memories of their life together appear. As you navigate the space to explore these moments, new memories are triggered, revealing new pathways through the story. Over time, the memories become entangled with a haunting vision and eventually lead you to the shocking moment of Erik’s death. Every viewing will reveal a different journey towards this moment, bringing to light the complex world of memory and grief.

Presented with the support of the Institut français, as part of Novembre Numérique, and of the Consulat général de France à Québec.

Crow: The Legend, directed by Eric Darnell, produced by Baobab Studios

United States | 2018 | 22 minutes
Language: English
*Canadian premiere

Narrated by John Legend, Diego Luna, Oprah Winfrey, and others
In a time before mankind walked the face of the Earth, there exists only spring. Of all the animals, Crow is the most admired for his dazzling plumage and mellifluous voice. Then, for reasons unknown, the Spirit of the Seasons brings winter to the forest for the first time. As the temperature plunges, the once carefree animals realize their very lives are in danger. Crow soars into the heavens to make the journey to persuade “The One Who Creates Everything by Thinking” to help them, but what must Crow sacrifice to save his friends?

Pearl, directed by Patrick Osborne, produced by David Eisenmann

United States | 2016 | 6 minutes
Language: English

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. It's also a tale about finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

Je t'ai raconté?, produced by Phi and Confabulation

To experience this storytelling installation, just pick up the phone. On the line are everyday people telling you an intimate true story. There are five tales to hear. Confabulation is a series of monthly events featuring curated true stories, told by the people who lived them.

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