An experience entirely designed in Montreal – VAN GOGH

MONTREAL, April 27, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Announcement of a world premiere: OASIS Immersion, from Canada the largest permanent immersive destination, Montreal creative studio Normal Studio and Canadian producer Paquin Entertainment Group present VAN GOGH – Distortionopening tomorrow, April 28, 2022 to Montreal Convention Center. This one-of-a-kind event promises to be one of the most impactful immersive exhibitions of Van Gogh’s masterpieces ever, thanks in large part to the talent of Quebec’s creative minds and the environment. high-level technology OASIS Immersion.

Based on the global phenomenon resulting from the union of the immersive medium and the work of the painter of Dutch origin, VAN GOGH – Distortion marks a parallel between the recognition of the artist, the posterity of his work and the prospect of a more humanist future as a legacy to future generations.

“With this new exhibition, we wanted to pay homage to the quiet strength that transcends Van Gogh’s art, in perfect harmony with OASIS Immersion‘s DNA. VAN GOGH – Distortion is an exhilarating and interactive journey into the world of a resolutely modern artist, but it’s also a nod to the irony that in his time his work was seen as a distortion of reality, while he is now recognized as one of the greatest of all time. We are particularly proud of the approach developed jointly with our two partners, because it embodies all the emotion of this encounter between immersive media and this larger-than-life artist,” explains Denys Lavignepresident and co-founder of OASIS Immersion.

A whole new perspective on Van Gogh’s work

Lasting 75 minutes, this new immersive and luminous exhibition explores more than 225 paintings, drawings and sketches, offering a contemporary look at Van Gogh’s work and imagining what he could have achieved with today’s technology. today, combining digital creativity and media.

“The VAN GOGH – Distortion pushes the boundaries of more traditional immersive exhibitions about painters. We allowed ourselves many freedoms both from a conceptual and an animation point of view, but always with the greatest respect. Our goal was to take the visitor on a unique sensory experience inside the artistic spirit of Vincent, the man, beyond his world famous work,” explains Mathieu St-Arnaudcreative director and partner at Normal Studio.

An experiential and interactive journey

Walking through three immersive galleries with 360-degree projections – walls and floors, equipped with 105 laser projectors and 119 surround-sound speakers – visitors will enjoy a moving sensory experience that celebrates this larger-than-life pioneer, their allowing you to connect with your paintings on the newly installed interactive floor in the main room OASIS Immersion Gallery.

– Gallery 1: Van Gogh, in exploration mode

In this first stage, visitors are immersed in the creative universe of Van Gogh. Through rare drawings and sketches, we observe the evolution of his style and his sources of inspiration, with the backdrop of the special relationship he had with his brother, accompanied by a contemporary soundtrack by Rémy Sealey from the Audio Z studio.

Gallery 2: Van Gogh, multimedia artist

The visit continues with a particular twist: imagining what Van Gogh could achieve with today’s creative tools, presenting generative experiences inspired by recurring themes in his works: night, sun, flowers, colors , fields, nature, in a minimalist symbiosis between visual and sound. . The accompanying original sound design is also by Rémy Sealey (Audio Z).

Gallery 3: Van Gogh, larger than life

We are rocked here in the luminous and poetic universe of his greatest masterpieces; the immersive approach literally transports us into his work in a way few exhibitions have before. The dynamic floor, one of the largest interactive surfaces in the world, introduces a new dimension: “The interactive approach aims to elevate visitors’ relationship to Van Gogh’s works. We also encourage them to explore the room, enlarging and transforming the rich details of the artist’s works through their presence,” says Ruby Maude Riouxinteractive director at OASIS Immersion. The sound arrangements are by Jean-Sébastien Côté, in collaboration with Emerich Demangel.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome this unique immersive exhibition, proudly developed by of Quebec talent, tackling a subject as fascinating as the work of the great painter Van Gogh. OASIS Immersion has become a significant asset thanks to its innovative programming. It contributes to Montreal Convention Centerattractiveness to businessmen and tourists alike,” says Emmanuelle LegaultPresident and CEO of Montreal Convention Center.

Duplicate invoice

Following the success of the RECHARGE/Relax immersive exhibition presented since October 2021, OASIS Immersion will offer a double header. Late nights on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings as well as Sunday mornings will be available to (re)visit this critically acclaimed exhibition. Please note that for the combined purchase of tickets for both exhibitions, a 25% discount is offered on bothth ticket.



Tours with limited seating will depart every 20 minutes.

Due to its size and the configuration of the experiment, the OASIS Immersion the space promotes social distancing and allows a contactless visit in a very well-ventilated environment. For the safety of visitors and staff, OASIS Immersion has implemented health measures in accordance with government directives and in compliance with the Reopening of the Palace Operating guide for organizing events with security standards (PROGRESS).

the OASIS Immersion project and the VAN GOGH – Distortion exposure are made possible thanks to the support of strategic partners such as the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec, Investissement Québec, Montreal Convention Center and Tourism Montreal.

On OASIS Immersion

Located in a 2,200 meters2 multimedia space on the first floor of the Montreal Convention Center, OASIS immersion is a walking experience that offers 3 immersive galleries, 2 light show experiences and a lounge area with coffee bar and gift shop. The program features some of the best digital artists from here and around the world and offers topical themes from an inspiring and resolutely optimistic perspective.

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About Paquin Entertainment Group

Established in 1985, Paquin Entertainment Group is a leading full-service North American arts and entertainment company with offices operating in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver and Nashville. Paquin Entertainment Group is home to a diverse portfolio, including artist agency and management, film and television, theatrical production, brand partnership and touring exhibits. Since its inception, the fundamental vision of Paquin Entertainment Group has remained unchanged: to foster a creative culture that seeks out and develops the best artists and productions in the world.

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About Normal Studio

Normal Studio is a collaborative studio creating immersive experiences for screens, live performances and public installations. Normal Studio creates and turns ideas into reality. Its multidisciplinary team imagines, designs and builds unique scenographic environments. Normal Studio delivers storytelling through visual content that augments, amplifies and plays with perception. Normal Studio is often called upon to innovate and offer new technologies or processes to provide unforgettable multimedia experiences.

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