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Plastisapiens

Activity and virtual exhibition

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Dates
December 17, 2022 to May 14 2023
Virtual reality experience
Lasting 30 minutes
5 people at a time
Limited spots
Hours
All Day Event
Museum
160, chemin Tour-de-l'Isle
Île Sainte-Hélène
Montréal, QC Canada
H3C 4G8

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A meditative virtual reality experience

Take a deep breath in. Out. In. Out. Now relax and contemplate a world where plastic is completely integrated with the environment. Plastisapiens is a meditative virtual reality experience that allows us to consider this world with curiosity, playfulness and even a sense of wonder. Rooted in modern scientific research, the narrative slowly gives way to a strangely beautiful and ironic speculative work of eco-fiction, a journey through time, evolution and imagined futures. By interacting with organisms around us, then watching as our virtual, organic selves merge with plastic, the experience creates a safe space to empathize with a material that binds us all. As we are gently guided through an awe-inspiring universe of hybrid bodies, we are ultimately left to ponder how the interchanging relationship between humans and the environment transforms our identity, right down to our DNA.

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Plastisapiens

  • Written and Directed by Miri Chekhanovich and Édith Jorisch
  • Produced by Dpt., the National Film Board of Canada and Lalibela Productions

Activities

  • Activity 1: Bioplastics Tasting
    • Wednesday, December 28, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, January 4, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    • How would it feel to be able to digest plastic? Before you turn into Plastisapiens, we invite you to taste edible plastic cooked in Miri's lab.
  • Activité 2 : Bioplastics Cooking Workshop
    • Date and schedule to be confirmed
    • During the workshop, we will cook bioplastic specimens, using agar agar and gelatin. We will see how we can replace fossil fuel plastics with simple ingredients, found in our pantries.

About Dpt.

Dpt. is a digital studio crafting award-winning immersive and narrative experiences. We conceptualize, design and build content-driven work for brands and museums as well as for the entertainment, film and education industries.

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the world’s leading digital content hubs, creating groundbreaking interactive documentaries and animation, mobile content, installations and participatory experiences. NFB interactive productions and digital platforms have won over 100 awards, including 21 Webbys. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.

Children from 8 to 12 years old will be able to take part in the virtual reality experience if they are accompanied by an adult.

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