Program / FIRST CONTACT

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Tuesday, Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday, Friday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Free

Opening

Photo: Lorraine Oades

Artist

LORRAINE OADES (QC-CA)

Credits

With the support of the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal dans le cadre de l'Entente  sur le développement culturel de Montréal.

Partners


Presented by the Maison de la culture Notre-Dame des Grâces, Accès culture Network, as part of the BIAN. 

FIRST CONTACT

LORRAINE OADES (QC-CA)
Interactive Installation

 

Lorraine Oades's First Contact is an interactive installation that brings together UFOs, world annihilation, and gaming culture. The piece consists of four television sets made of plywood (a material first mass-produced during World War II to build airplanes used in large-scale aerial bombing) and a customized Theremin armchair, which emulate a mid-20th century North American aesthetic. Viewers are invited to take a seat and control video and sound by moving their hands over proximity sensors that are built into the Theremin chair. While First Contact deals with fears associated with advanced technology, mass destruction, and warfare, it also engages the public in a uniquely creative and playful way.

 

Matthieu Sabourin