DES ANDRÉ GIRARD INC (QC-CA) PRÉSENCE
ARSENAL ART CONTEMPORAIN
The Présence project by the “Compagnie générale des André Girard Inc.” offers to the public a playful and immersive experience by giving them, inter alia, access to exhibitions through remotely guided robots or to partake in cultural events without being there per se. Thanks to Présence, these robots, that are normally used for telecommuting, allow visitors to explore a venue at their leisure, get a better sense of the context and interact in real time with the participants on site. This simple mechanism calls into question the physicality of the cultural experience and the very nature of it, depending on the possibilities offered by technology.
You can't come to ELEKTRA festival and the Biennial? Don't panic! Reserve one of their robots-mediators to visit remotely the exhibition and the performances of the festival ELEKTRA and the Biennial of June 29th at 01 July.