Scenocosme: Rencontres Imaginaires
Surrey Art Gallery / Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre - Surrey (Canada). Sept. 29, 2016 - May 7, 2017
Urban Screen / Canada’s largest non-commercial outdoor urban screen dedicated to presenting digital and interactive art
Curator : Alison Rajah, Liane Davidson. Support by : Consulat général de France à Vancouver
Insert yourself into the frame in this series of interactive behavioural video works.
Exhibitions begin 30 minutes after sunset and end at midnight.
Rencontres Imaginaires is a series of interactive behavioural video works. Viewers onsite at UrbanScreen are invited to insert themselves into the frame to engage in imaginary encounters with ‘virtual friends’ in real-time through a large-scale projection and interactive kiosk. The pre-recorded videos of virtual friends prompt the viewer to react to their gestures. Referencing and recalling the first tricks of early cinema, by filmmakers like Georges Méliès over a hundred years ago, this artwork uses techniques of illusion to encourage play in public space.
Learn more about Rencontres Imaginaires in our Surrey Art Gallery Presents online publication.More info.