Past Event

Discover some of the works produced by Montreal's Felix & Paul Studios. The installation is part of Montreal Digital Spring

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: noon to 7 PM
Sunday: closed

Free Admission
Access to the installation is restricted to 13+ (ID might be requested)

Where: Space C (2nd floor)

Please note that access to the installation is restricted to 13+
Learn more about the age restrictions and health warnings.

In this spotlight on Montreal-based virtual reality pioneers Felix & Paul Studios, we present an eclectic, powerful selection of seven of the studio’s unique cinematic VR experiences, works never before seen at Phi. Among the pieces are Felix & Paul collaborations with Cirque du Soleil. By showcasing the work of two Quebecois cultural leaders whose creative influence impacts the world, we hope to examine and celebrate our home grown talent. We are inspired by Felix & Paul's courage, creativity and vision, as the studio and artists behind it continue to take risks and embark on new, groundbreaking projects.

The selection of works also illustrate virtual reality's broad range and potential. On the fantastical extreme, be part of four Cirque du Soleil experiences: Enter KÀ The Battle Within, an epic martial arts adventure. Engage with a 360 performance by the cast of Cirque's Zarkana. Step Inside the Box of Kurios-Cabinet of Curiosities in this Daytime Emmy® award-winning piece that plays with your senses. Dive into the aquatic world of DREAMS OF "O" with acrobats, fire, and surreal amphibious characters. Then, explore a more documentary-driven expression of VR's potential in two works featuring former President Obama. Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America's National Parks, and the trailer for The People’s House: Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama. Finally, Jurassic World: Apatosaurus, by Felix & Paul Studios brings you close to a dinosaur.

We are happy to accommodate group visits. To ensure that your group of 6 people or more enjoys the best possible conditions, please contact us 48h before your visit.

Presented by Bell

Photo credit: Felix & Paul Studios

Through the Ages: President Obama celebrates America’s National Parks, by Felix & Paul Studios

Be transported on a journey to Yosemite with former President Obama as he honors the legacy of the United States' national parks in the context of the National Parks Service Centennial.

The People's House: Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama, by Felix & Paul Studios

An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution's profound history - from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries.

Cirque du Soleil - KÀ The Battle Within, by Felix & Paul Studios

Enter the world of KÀ The Battle Within, a virtual reality epic adventure of heroism and martial arts.

Cirque du Soleil - Zarkana, by Felix & Paul Studios

Experience a 360 performance from Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana.

Cirque du Soleil - Inside the Box of Kurios, by Felix & Paul Studios

Step on stage of Inside the Box of Kurios-Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. In this mysterious and fascinating realm your senses will be disoriented and your perceptions challenged, leaving you wondering if you imagined it all. Winner of the 2016 Daytime Emmy® Award - Outstanding Interactive Media. Winner of the 2015 Proto Award for Best Live Action Virtual Reality Experience.

Cirque du Soleil - DREAMS OF "O", by Felix & Paul Studios

Dive into the hypnotic world of DREAMS OF "O". Submerge yourself into a virtual reality universe comprised of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil.

Winner of the Special Jury Recognition 360° Video for Technical Excellence award at SXSW 2017.

Jurassic World: Apatosaurus, by Felix & Paul Studios

A moment of awe, beauty and danger in the close proximity of a living dinosaur.

The Virtual Reality Garden 

Unique to Montreal, the Phi Centre’s Virtual Reality Garden is a permanent installation that showcases the most innovative virtual reality pieces of our time. The Phi Centre team curates the eclectic and diverse programming, and refreshes the works throughout the year. Access to the Garden is free at all times so that Montrealers—and visitors—can take full advantage of this unique space.

Felix & Paul Studios

Felix & Paul Studios is dedicated to storytelling through the medium of cinematic virtual reality. The studio combines technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of virtual reality storytelling – creating high-end original cinematic experiences (Nomads and Strangers) and collaborating with existing franchises (Jurassic World, Cirque du Soleil and Wild) and world-renown personalities (President Bill Clinton, LeBron James). Led by directors and visionaries Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, Felix & Paul Studios invites audiences into intimate, visceral and emotive cinematic virtual reality experiences, immersing the viewer in presence-driven storylines. The company has developed a full-stack VR technology platform – including proprietary 3D 360º camera systems and accompanying post-production software and process – which sets the industry standard for the highest-quality VR filmmaking.

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Montréal, the capital of digital art, has a lot in store for digital enthusiasts this season. Interactive spaces, visual and sound performances, immersive experiences, 3D production, leading-edge electronic music, installations, vernissages, international-calibre events, a contemporary creation blending the disciplines.

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