Aug.11Sept.272015

Exhibition

Past Event

The Phi Centre presents the Canadian premiere of the exhibition Sensory Stories

Please note that this event is now over, but Embodied Narrative: Sensory Stories of the Digital Age, the 2016 edition of the exhibition, is currently ongoing until August 21.

Please note that this event is now over, but Embodied Narrative: Sensory Stories of the Digital Age, the 2016 edition of the exhibition, is currently ongoing until August 21. 

Sensory Stories invites visitors to discover immersive experiences and new technologies that engage our senses of sight, sound, touch and smell. Entertaining and playful, the exhibition features 16 works by artists from all over the world who are redefining the way we experience narrative. Five of these were created by Canadians, including three works by Quebecers and three produced with the collaboration of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). After being the main partner of the exhibition Sensory Stories, presented by Future of StoryTelling (FoST) at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the Phi Centre is proud to host the exhibition on its home turf.

Photo creditAndrea Cloutier

The program includes a diverse range of works and appeals to all ages. Visitors can travel the world and take in the daily life of Mongolian nomads thanks to the film Herders, a piece by Felix & Paul Studios. They can bring inanimate objects to life in Parade, an ingenious concept by Dpt. and Laurent Craste. In Possibilia, a work by DANIELS (inaugural FoST prize winner in 2014), viewers can decide how a breakup should happen. They can follow the life of a female grizzly bear in Banff National Park with Bear 71 or, in Clouds Over Sidra by Gabo Arora and Chris Milk, they can put themselves in the shoes of a twelve-year-old girl in the Za’atari camp in Jordan, currently home to some 84,000 Syrian refugees. They can also experience a bird’s eye view of Manhattan with Birdly, a full body flight simulator.

The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) is an annual summit and community platform that draws leaders from the worlds of media, technology, and communications to explore how stories are changing in the digital age. In addition to the summit (October 7-8), FoST produces a daily blog, a weekly online speaker series, a monthly newsletter, quarterly influencer salons, international technology exhibitions and showcases, the FoST Prize for Innovation in Storytelling, and dozens of short films highlighting the big ideas shaping the storytelling landscape.

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