Animation Exposť Tech Pavilion
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FREE! NAC Le Salon: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Don't miss this chance to explore beautifully and innovatively crafted interactive experiences using immersive technologies like virtual reality at our brand new Tech Pavilion.

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GRATUIT! NAC Le Salon: 9h00 – 16h30

Ne manquez pas la chance de visiter notre nouveau pavillon technologique et d'explorer les expériences interactives magnifiquement conçues pour les technologies immersives comme la réalité virtuelle.



Aripi (Wings)

Aripi (Wings) | Dmitri Voloshin | Moldova | 2019 | Oculus Rift | 7:05

This story is about an astronaut who, as a child, dreamed of flying and being free. And now he seems to be flying in the sky, but he is actually locked in the capsule of a spacecraft. One day, minor problems lead to bigger problems, causing the spaceship to lose control and collapse on Earth. And now the astronaut will once again spread the wings of his dreams and return to childhood.



Biidaaban: First Light | Lisa Jackson, Mathew Borrett, Jam3 & the National Film Board of Canada | Canada | Oculus Rift | 6:00-8:00

Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square is flooded. Its infrastructure has merged with the local fauna; mature trees grow through cracks in the sidewalks and vines cover south-facing walls. People commute via canoe and grow vegetables on skyscraper roofs. Urban life is thriving.

Rooted in the realm of indigenous futurism, Biidaaban: First Light is an interactive VR time-jump into a highly realistic—and radically different—Toronto of tomorrow. As users explore this altered city now reclaimed by nature, they must think about their place in history and ultimately their role in the future.


Gloomy Eyes

Gloomy Eyes | Jorge Tereso & Fernando Maldonado | France, Argentina, England | 2019 | HTC Vive | 8:00

It's 1983 on a cold night in Woodland City. Being a zombie is against the law. The undead have been around for almost a decade now, but peaceful coexistence with the "normal" people continues to fail. They hide in the forest, away from the dangerous zombie hunters. Nights are calm and quiet, but Gloomy still tries to stay out of sight. Hunters are a real threat, but this zombie is hiding from something else as well...

Truth is, he doesn't feel too comfortable around others of his kind. But really, Gloomy is not completely like other zombies. He has access to things we don't see or understand. Nature knows he's special.

Narrated by Colin Farrell.


Good Girl

Good Girl | Ana Carolina Estarita Guerrero & Tonia B****** | USA | 2018 | Oculus Rift | 6:00

Good Girl VR is a mixed reality installation set in an alternate reality where the artist's body has entered a frozen state. Visit Good Girl Labs, where Tonia's body awaits researchers who use VR to plug into their subconscious and encounter performance personas in surreal landscapes representing the paradoxical demands and desires of American life. What's your diagnosis?