Through and through the shop window – Interactive Installations

September 25–28, 2014
Stéphanie Lagueux et Jonathan L'Écuyer - Photo : Idra LabrieStéphanie Lagueux et Jonathan L'Écuyer - Photo : Idra LabrieOscarIndiaRomeo - Photo : Idra LabrieOscarIndiaRomeo - Photo : Folie/Culture
Interactive installations
September 25–28, 2014
Multi-Venue Opening
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5 pm
Starting from the Gabrielle-Roy Library
(350 Rue Saint-Joseph Est)

Through and through the shop window devoted part of its program to subversive uses of video games. These interactive installations led spectators into the realm of perceptions and transitions, inviting them to cross the barrier separating the real and the virtual. Folie/Culture invited you to explore games that open us up to the Other.

OscarIndiaRomeo (Quebec) / World of Whales: A Win-Win Situation (WWWW)
Place-Jacques-Cartier complex lobby – 320 Rue Saint-Joseph Est
The OscarIndiaRomeo collective provided a welcome escape from the real world: participants boarded the “arcade-ship,” a yellow boat-shaped installation entitled World of Whales: A Win-Win Situation, to play a video game. Place-Jacques-Cartier complex was taken by storm, and participants enjoyed an adventurous imaginary voyage straddling the fine line between the real and the virtual.

Stéphanie Lagueux and Jonathan L’Écuyer (Terrebonne) / Conversation sur l’oreiller
The second floor of the Gabrielle-Roy Library – 350 Rue Saint-Joseph Est
Conversation sur l’oreiller (Pillow Talk) is a socioludic laboratory where playing a video game interrogates communication between two individuals. The interactive installation featured a bed where participants were invited to experiment with collaborative play.
This project was developed with the support of 3e impérial, a centre of experimental contemporary art, along with Studio XX and Julien Beauséjour.

September 25 and 26, 8–9 pm
September 27 and 28, 9 am to 5 pm