Change your surroundings : Approach the untouchable at Montreal’s Le LIVART
Le Livart in Montreal is currently hosting a free exhibition that explores the relationship between nature and technology through virtual reality and art installations.
Curated by Nathalie Bachand, the exhibition titled “New Surroundings: Approaching the Untouchable” features the works of prominent Quebec artists, including Baron Lanteigne, Caroline Gagné, François Quévillon, Laurent Lévesque & Olivier Henley, Olivia McGilchrist and Sabrina Ratté.
Through the use of 3D animation, modeling and photogrammetry, the six artists question the materiality of the world and offer a truly unique immersive experience.
Participants reserve online a 60 minutes time block and have 45 minutes on site to enjoy exploring the 6 available virtual worlds. Swim in an underground pool, see plants and flowers decompose and reconstruct, closely observe over 2000 different varieties of plants side by side, witness a frenzied snowstorm …the visual possibilities are endless.
The exhibition invites visitors to explore a world where nature becomes intangible and immaterial, yet is still accessible through the digital realm.
“New Surroundings” is an important reminder of the changes happening to our environment and the need to appreciate and protect it.
The exhibition is free and continues to run Thursday to Sunday until the 30th of April 2023 at the LIVART in the heart of the Plateau-Mont-Royal,
The activity is family friendly, however users should be able to support the weight of the 3D headset with earphones and be able to use the dual hand controllers.