Past Event

In exclusivity in Canada, the PHI Centre presents a selection of virtual reality works from La Biennale di Venezia

Espace D
315, Saint-Paul Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 2M3

Tickets Program 1
Regular: $24.35 $
Seniors and students: $21.73

Tickets Program 2
Regular: 10.90$

*Access is strictly reserved for people 13 years and older. A valid ID will be required at the entrance for all reduced rate tickets.

Taxes not included, services fees included.

**Only payment by debit or credit card is accepted on-site.

All week from 9.30am to 9.30pm

*With the purchase of a ticket for Venice VR Expanded - Interactive and Cinematic Works program, get a free admission to visit the exhibition Emergence & Convergence, to be used between September 2 and 12 inclusively. Also take advantage of a 20% discount on the rental of a PHI VR TO GO headset, purchased on site. More details at the box office.

This year, the virtual reality section of the La Biennale di Venezia, entitled Venice VR Expanded, will take place exceptionally in 15 satellite locations around the world. Happening from September 2nd to 12th, the Venice Mostra (77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival) will open its selection of virtual reality works, the majority of which will have their world premiere, to leading cultural venues in the international XR scene, including the PHI Centre.

This is a unique opportunity to offer the Montreal public a program of about forty virtual reality works.

PROGRAM 1 - Interactive and Cinematic Works

Discover the works in virtual reality normally reserved for a restricted public that may have moved in the Venetian halls. Among the selection, several world premieres and five Canadian works will be presented: Agence, by Pietro Gagliano, In the Land of the Flabby Schnook, by Francis Gélinas, Once Upon a Sea, by Adi Lavy, The Book of Distance, by Randall Okita and The Hangman at Home – An Immersive Single User Experience, by Michelle Kranot and Uri Kranot.

Departure times: 9:30 AM, 12 PM, 2:30 PM, 5 PM and 7:30 PM. You will have access to 2 hours of viewing among the works of the selection.

To plan your visit, take a look at the catalog of works.

PROGRAM 2 - Oculus Quest Hybrid Works

Immerse yourself in the varied and eclectic universe of virtual reality works specially designed for Oculus Quest technology.

Departure times: 10h, 11h15, 12h30, 13h45, 15h, 16h15, 17h30, 18h45 and 20h. You will have access to 1 hour of viewing among the works of the selection.

To plan your visit, take a look at the catalog of works.


Venice VR Expanded is one of the key events of the DESTINATION: PHI programming, which includes many multidisciplinary initiatives (concerts, screenings, installations, etc.) offered in our physical and virtual creative spaces.

A safe environment for visitors and PHI employees

To ensure a safe experience for everyone, the PHI team has carefully followed the health protocol drawn up by Public Health authorities. Additional measures have been implemented to clean the virtual reality headsets. In addition to being cleaned thoroughly with antibacterial wipes, ultraviolet rays are used to disinfect the headsets between users via the CleanBox sterilization system. The PHI Centre spaces are also equipped with new air filters that feature a high quality similar to that of operating rooms. Everything at the Centre is set up to provide both peace of mind and an enriching experience.

Photo (couverture): Charlotte Guirestante Ghomeshi

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