Inanimate objects come to life and spaces juxtapose in a new exhibition-experience by the French company Adrien M & Claire B, presented for the first time in North America.
Phi is thrilled to present Mirages & miracles by Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot, whose work subtly deals with the relationship between poetry, technology, the human body and art. Leaving its European borders, Mirages & miracles will be shown as a Canadian premiere in Montreal. A lyrical universe, built through augmented reality, virtual reality, holographic illusions and video-projections.
The exhibition is divided into four different series. The Silence of Stones is a tribute to life nestled in things seemingly lifeless, motionless, inorganic. The second part, Illusions, allows us to experience a set of unprecedented scenarios, blurring the boundary between animate and inanimate, real illusion and fake miracle. In Ghost machines, virtual reality headsets play the role of ghost-making machines. At last, Mysteries is a series of short performances for one spectator aiming to explore the contours of what constitutes life, through poetry, the power of computer science and the magic of fiction. What makes something alive?
*Upon purchasing a ticket for Mirages & miracles, get 40% off the VR Cinema. You will receive the promotional code by email one (1) hour following your ticket purchase. Online transactions only, certain conditions apply.
Photo credit (cover): Romain Étienne and Adrien M & Claire B