Located on the ground floor of the Palais des congrès, OASIS immersion presents all-immersive temporary museum-type exhibitions inspired by the people, places and trends that shape our world. It is a walkable, no-contact experience featuring three immersive galleries, two dazzling light installations and a lounge area with café-bar and boutique, covering 2,200 m2 (over 21,500 ft2). There are currently three rotating all-immersive temporary exhibitions being presented at OASIS immersion.
Humanity and virtual reality
Transformé is a fascinating voyage rooted in real-life stories which champion the power of courage and empathy. The 80-minute interactive walkthrough exhibition spans eight works which were originally designed for virtual reality headsets, and were reformatted for this show to create a collective public experience.
This fascinating tribute to the virtual reality industry welcomes visitors into the heart of the human experience by addressing contemporary issues like mental health, compassion, inequality, diversity and wonder.
Visitors explore the venue’s three galleries, each with its own set of deeply experiential and emotional narratives developed from works originally designed for virtual reality headsets by international award-winning artists and creators. The digital creations are a dazzling and transfixing journey of sights and sounds, and offer inspiring perspectives into the power of courage and empathy.
This writer’s two favourite works are the Japanese-made Tokyo Light Odyssey about life in the world’s biggest city, and from South Africa, Container, which explores modern-day slavery.
Van Gogh comes alive
The VAN GOGH - Distorsion immersive exhibition takes visitors on a bright and colourful immersive journey through some 225 paintings, drawings and sketches by the Dutch master Van Gogh. Fitted with 119 surround-sound speakers and 105 laser projectors creating 360° projections on the walls and floors of the three galleries, the experience runs approximately 65 minutes.
The new family-oriented immersive attraction Sweet Folie is a zany and humourous celebration of imagination, creativity and wonder for visitors of all ages, where giants and other colorful characters are presented in a video ballet divided into three stages: the first, Murmures, is the magical lair of a gentle purple giant called Junior; whimsical artworks which come to life in the second room, called Charivari; and in the third room, Bingo Bango, visitors move, dance and vibrate in the festive company of virtual characters.
Tickets and schedule
Check the OASIS schedule for the show you wish to see. OASIS immersion departures are available every 20 minutes. Tickets available via oasis.im or ticketpro.ca. It is highly recommended to arrive onsite 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start, as indicated on your ticket.