The eco-sensitive Plastisapiens experiment by Miri Chekhanovich and Édith Jorisch presented at the Phi Centre from 6 October as Part of Festival du Noveau Cinema

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An eco-sensitive virtual reality experience to discover at the Phi Centre from October 6

The National Film Board has announced the Canadian premiere of Plastisapiens by Miri Chekhanovich and Édith Jorisch at the Phi Centre, from October 6 to 16, as part of the Explore section of the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal. This surreal virtual reality experience projects its user into a universe where bodies and plastic become one. The work had its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

What is the future of human identity? Plastisapiens takes you into a strange and soothing virtual reality experience, where bodies and plastic become one.

This 15-minute trip uses the Oculus Quest virtual reality headset and balances softness and irony, thanks to the talent of these two creators: Montreal director Édith Jorisch, whose documentary L’héritier won two Gemini Awards, and Montreal artist Miri Chekhanovich, whose bioplastic works were presented at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, in addition to presenting the video installation Being With at the Phi Centre and as part of the 58th Venice Biennale.