ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – The immersive digital installation Pandore, created by Jeanne Lebigre and Fanny Joseph, graduates of the Master’s degree in Digital Creation at UQAT, will open on February 25 as part of the 20th anniversary On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Nuit Blanche in Montreal, the Festival Montréal en Lumière is an event that celebrates the arts in different forms and that takes place in the urban space of the metropolis as well as in many museums and other places of artistic dissemination.
Pandora Project (CNW Group/University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT))
Deeply challenged by the climate crisis, the two graduates wanted to create a unique creation on the subject. Pandore was thus further developed on her way to a master’s degree in digital creation. This installation encompasses multiple media ranging from interactive technological devices to cathode ray screens, including projection and a sonic and immersive experience. Pandore offers a reflection on both the issues surrounding the climate crisis and the insidious problems of misinformation.
For the occasion, the Pandore project will be housed in the premises of the UQAM’s Atelier de chronotopies urbaines, a research center dedicated to the documentation and dissemination of popular cultures and their impact on the city. The presentation of Pandore as part of this major cultural event is part of the concern of the teaching and research center for creation and new media to promote the talent and creativity of their students outside their walls.
“In Greek mythology, Pandora is the one who ignored the warnings and who unleashed all the ills of mankind on earth, like the human who, despite the repeated warnings of the scientific community, caused the ecological crisis. Here, digital creation allows us to combine technology, science and poetry to create an experience that makes an impact and inspires engagement,” explains student Jeanne Lebigre. Remember that a first version of Pandora was presented at the Rouyn-Noranda Art Museum last April.
About the Master in Digital Creation at UQAT
The Digital Creation master’s degree enables students to deepen and perfect their conceptual, technical, business and technological skills in relation to the implementation of a project in Digital Creation.
About the Nuit Blanche event in Montreal
The Nuit blanche à Montréal is presented every year as part of the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival. This festival was created at the concerted request of the three levels of government to stimulate Montreal’s winter tourist season and consequently cement its position as a cultural, gastronomic and festive metropolis, as well as its title as Festival Capital. MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE stands out for its varied program that combines gastronomy and free outdoor activities.
You can follow the project through social networks, either through Facebook or Instagram.
SOURCE University of Quebec at Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
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