It’s not real, but virtual


MUTEK_IMG is a forum on current practices in digital creation with a strong focus on visual technology. At this year’s event, which drew a large number of artists and professionals in the field, a major exhibition was held at the Phi Centre with virtual reality as its theme. The public was invited to discover thirty achievements in this new artistic platform, including those by Québec artists Vincent Morisset and Felix & Paul.

On this occasion, the Conseil des arts de Montréal launched the first Soirée Composite as a meeting between digital artists and digital industry representatives from here and abroad—an opportunity for them to present their projects to each other and to the public.

The goal was to inspire new ideas, develop existing projects, and pave the way for future collaborations.

In parallel with the Mutek_IMG forum, Common Space? was a tour of 8 digital artworks in the Quartier des spectacles. Born of a creative process exploring humanity at the heart of technology, it combined the talents of 13 artists from 7 countries. Sébastien Pierre and Daniel Canty, both Montréalers, contributed Les îles invisibles, an interactive rediscovery tour of the Quartier des spectacles, starting at the Saint-Laurent metro station.

Montréal already had many exciting events during its “digital spring” series. Now, with MUTEK_IMG, it has a digital autumn too!