More than just an exhibition in the digital age, Sensory Stories is an initiatory journey that engages the emotions and sensations, and encourages, with each artwork, an exploration of otherwise inaccessible realities. Visitors will experience each artwork through their gaze, their background and their emotions.
Sensory Stories offers a redefined version of storytelling, proposing a more inclusive approach that clings faithfully to the vision proposed by Charles Melcher, Founder and Director of FoST: “You are a multi-sensory being. So why is it that so much of our media only plays to one or two of those senses? Simply by engaging things like touch or smell as part of the storytelling world, we’re engaging more of our body, more of our brain and we’re creating a more holistic, more human experience.” This is what underpins the exhibition: works take on a deeper meaning and the viewer dives into – is even pulled into – a reality that is not theirs, but that can be experienced in a personalized and intimate way.
Curated once again by New York’s Future of StoryTelling (FoST), and produced by Phi in partnership with Future of StoryTelling, the exhibition features 14 works by worldwide pioneers of emerging technologies, including two pieces by Montreal’s Felix & Paul Studios, and a work by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Discover virtual reality experiences, interactive films, participatory installations, eye-tracking stories, touch-responsive interfaces, and more.
Some works contain technologies or content not suitable for all audiences. Please refer to the complete list of works (below) for any applicable restrictions. Works listed as 13 +(required) or 18 + (required) are strictly reserved for visitors of those ages (on the day of their visit). Learn more.