The Dome, the wind of discovery blows on the pedestrian zone!

The Great North wind brings news…big news!
During the Winter Wonders the high-tech dome will be set up on the brand-new pedestrian zone, as if to emphasise its modernity. Immersive audio-visual works and performances will take place in this surprising structure, in partnership with the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) of Montreal.

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After having visited Nantes, the Hague, Berlin, Paris, Dubai, Metz and Strasbourg, this new concept will come to life between la Bourse and place De Brouckère, illustrating the perfect marriage between visual and audio arts and new technologies.

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An immersive experience

This 360° audio-visual installation will be the big novelty of the event, both in terms of structure and design. Visitors can admire the creations and performances specially conceived in the “SATisphere” (the SAT’s permanent dome in Montreal) and discover original, sublime visual and audio works in Brussels.

In addition, many other activities organised in partnership with local actors will enrich the program: film screenings, concerts, themed soirées, artists’ residencies, various performances and a special program for children and families…

From 30 November to 06 January, this unique experience, open to all ages, will transport its audience on a magical voyage of exploration for the senses and the mind.

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Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

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Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Pratical information

“The DOME”, boulevard Anspach, between place de Brouckère and rue de l’Évêque.
Open to all age groups
Price:
Film: €8/6€ (-12 years old)
Discovery: 6€/5€ (-12 years old)
Performance: €10
No reservation necessary

Programmation « The Dome »

Entropia – PERFORMANCE

By Fraction (FR) and Louis-Philippe St-Arnault (CA) in collaborattion with Nature Graphique (FR) and Création Ex Nihilo (CA).

This project was supported by the creative program of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Friday 30 november20h30 – 21h30 – 22h30

Description

Entropia is an immersive audio visual performance to explore spatial interaction between sound, physical light and 360° visuals.

It aims to create an immersive scape made of interconnected layers of medias. It’s based on a audio reactive geodesic led filled sphere that keeps a constant interaction with immersive visuels projection, and is synchronized to the sound. Sound artist stands inside the sphere while visual team performs real time pixels mapping and generative visuels.

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Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Liquid Architecture – PERFORMANCE

By Diagraf (CA), Ewerx (CA) and Wiklow (CA)

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Friday 7 december 201820h30 – 22h00
Saturday 8 december 201820h30

Description

An audio-visual collaboration between Wiklow, Diagraf and Ewerx, Liquid Architecture approaches generative composition in an immersive environment. Combining LIDAR data and creative modeling, real-world buildings and structures and imaginary landscapes are displaced and reconstructed point-by-point in a 3D immersive projection environment.

Ancient churches, waterfalls and forest environments melt into one another, combining to create impossible structures. As each scene builds and dissolves, a transformation of energy takes place, contrasting the ideas and beliefs they represent. The creators generate content from their individual machines. Data is sent back and forth, communicating spatial, rhythmic, colour and various signal information…

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Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Interpolate – PERFORMANCE

By Push 1 stop (CA) and Woulg (CA)

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Friday 14 december20h30
Saturday 15 december20h30
Sunday 16 december20h30

Description

Immersive performance that incorporates live coding and generative processes to create an experience where visuals controls audio, and audio controls visuals.

Minimal generative 3D geometry and particle systems take the audience through the music, conveying the physicality of the sound while mapping out the emotional landscape of the melodies.

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Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Tim

By Nicolas Noël Jodoin (CA), Joël-Aimé Beauchamp (CA) and Marussia Lamy (CA)

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) and with the support of l’École des arts numériques de l’animation et du design (NAD).

Hours

samedi 1 décembre16h – 18h – 20h
dimanche 2 décembre 16h – 18h – 20h
lundi 3 décembre 18h – 20h
mardi 4 décembre18h – 20h
mercredi 5 décembre 18h – 20h
jeudi 6 décembre 18h – 20h
mardi 1 janvier 2019 20h
mercredi 2 janvier 201918h

Description

A man tries to free himself from the domination of time passing, to take back control over his life…. He’s tim, written with a lowercase “t” because he prefers to go around unnoticed and because, according to him, “capital letters are imposing”. Imposing, like a locomotive rushing at full speed, as unstoppable as the passage of time.

Time passing by inexorably, promising to bury everything that exists into the breathtaking abysses of oblivion. During this immersive film, you will plunge inside tim’s inner world (by accompanying him along his existential quest) and fall at the same time with him through his universe’s dreamlike scenery. It’s a suspended moment, in the middle of the void, that will little by little dissolve his vertigo…

Inertia

By Desaxismundi (FR) and Terminal Wolf (CA).

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Saturday 1 december17h – 19h – 21h
Sunday 2 december17h – 19h – 21h
Monday 3 december19h – 21h
Tuesday 4 december19h – 21h
Wednesday 5 december19h – 21h
Tuesday 1 january 201921h
Wednesday 2 january 201919h

Description

In physics, a body’s inertia is the tendency of an object to maintain its speed, to maintain its movement without any external influence. Inertia is in this case an audiovisual and immersive study of the movement, speed, strength and resistance of abstract bodies facing physical and temporary changes of their condition.

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Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Créatures

By Vincent Houzé (FR) and Dave & Gabe (US).

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Friday 7 december 201818h
Saturday 8 december 201816h – 18h
Sunday 9 december 201816h – 18h – 20h
Monday 10 december 201818h – 20h
Tuesday 11 december 201818h – 20h
Wednesday 12 december 201818h – 20h
Thursday 13 december 201818h – 20h
Wednesday 2 january 201920h
Thursday 3 january 201918h

Dscription

An ode to the diversity of the different life forms on earth, the immersive film Créatures explores different semi abstract eco systems, from microscopic to macroscopic, made of algorithmic landscapes, plants and creatures , whose combination of simple behaviors results in an emerging complexity.

Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Noesis

By Intercity-Express (JP) & Synichi Yamamoto (JP)

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Friday 7 december 201819h
Saturday 8 december 201817h – 19h
Sunday 9 december 201817h – 19h – 21h
Monday 10 december 201819h – 21h
Tuesday 11 december 201819h – 21h
Wednesday 12 december 201819h – 21h
Thursday 13 december 201819h – 21h
Wednesday 2 january 201921h
Thursday 3 january 201919h

Description

The immersive film Noesis is an attempt at artistic visualization of philosophical concepts, reaching the reflections of the origins of Nature, the Universe and all things …

While pursuing this objective, the work explores new forms of media which go beyond standard visual representations. Artists explore, for example “to submerge the public with noises” or to bring them to the inside of the Earth.

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Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Six mil Antennas

By Johnny Ranger (CA)

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Friday 14 december 201818h
Saturday 15 december 201816h – 18h
Sunday 16 december 201816h – 18h
Monday 17 december 201818h – 20h
Tuesday 18 december 201818h – 20h
Wednesday 19 december 201818h – 20h
Thursday 20 december 201818h – 20h
Thursday 3 january 201920h
Friday 4 january 201918h
Sunday 6 january 201918h

Description

After a year of international touring, that led the immersive film to, the Fulldome UK 2012 (award of the best experimental film), the FullDome Festival de Jena, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and the B3 Festival de Frankfurt, Six mil Antennas – The Final cut is now back at SAT for an ultimate series of projections.

Six mil Antennas is made distinguishable by a series of visual and audio surrealist codes reinventing communication processes in a fictitious setting that will take you through different imaginary states in a futurist timeframe. Through a series of events, the tale meanders freely between deconstructed gravity, aesthetic sensuality and satirical humor. The film creates non-linear narratives of a personal, social and political nature and expresses a complex intertwining multi verse, in which characters and abstract landscapes evolve.

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Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Indivisible

By Teodoro Zamudio (CA) and Milo Reinhardt (CA)

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Friday 14 december 201819h
Saturday 15 december 201817h – 19h
Sunday 16 december 201817h – 19h
Monday 17 december 201817h – 19h
Tuesday 18 december 201817h – 19h
Wednesday 19 december 201817h – 19h
Thursday 20 december 201817h – 19h
Thursday 3 january 201921h
Friday 4 january 201919h
Sunday 6 january 201919h

Description

Inspired by different experiences of augmented, virtual and mixed reality, the work explores existential questions about the rapid evolution of digital technologies.

Criticizing, on the one hand, the role of digital media as generators of our exchange of ideas, Indivisible also retraces more than 5 years of collaborative digital creation, revisiting shared archives of videos, sounds and images, and adapts these existing pieces to the presentation in 3D.

Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Remote Sense

By Jonny Knox (UK) and Darien Brito (NL)

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Friday 21 december 201918h
Saturday 22 december 201916h – 18h
Sunday 23 december 201916h – 18h – 20h
Tuesday 25 december 201818h – 20h
Wednesday 26 december 201818h – 20h
Thursday 27 december 201818h – 20h
Friday 28 december 201818h
Saturday 29 december 201918h
Sunday 30 december 201818h – 20h

Description

Inspired by prehistoric men painting in 360 degrees, this immersive film follows the shamanic and artistic process of entoptic phenomena. This work is also based on universal visual experiences related to the central nervous system that inspired an abstract and mysterious Neolithic art work.

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Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Lamparium

By Séverine Fontaine (FR)

This projected was supported by the program of creation and works of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

Hours

Monday 24 december 201814h
Tuesday 25 december 201814h
Wednesday 26 december 201814h
Thursday 27 december 201814h
Friday 28 december 201814h
Saturday 29 december 201816h
Sunday 30 december 201816h
Monday 31 december 201814h
Tuesday 1 january 201914h
Wednesday 2 january 201914h
Thursday 3 january 201914h
Friday 4 january 201914h
Saturday 5 january 201916h
Sunday 6 january 201916h

Description

Lamparium is an immersive visual and musical experience projecting you into the sensory and emotional world of light. Based on a theatrical scenario, the 360° work invites to the meeting of a world composed of multiple anthropomorphic lamps that evolve in a real and imaginary space.

Through their presence in everyday situations and their evolution in universal environments, animated lamps come to life and become, in the time of a performance, the reflection of the spectators …

Photo : Sébastien Roy – Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

ALEA(s) – PERFORMANCE

By Pierre Coubeau (BE), François Gaspard (BE), Boris Wilmot (BE)

Hours

Saturday 08 December10 pm
Saturday 05 January8 pm

Description

ALEA(s) is an audio-visual collective based in Brussels, which combines the talents of the illustrator FSTN, the musician and synthesizer creator Shakmat, and the motion designer Boris Wilmot.

Born of a desire to offer a unique, living experience, ALEA(s) offers improvised, bubbling performances created on the spot, blending graphics, video animation and electronic music.

Placed in the middle of their audience, the three members create their work without a safety net.
The audience can observe all the phases of this creation: from the physical involvement of the illustrator in his graphics, up to the hypnotic, incisive, animated end result projected on a big screen, invading the breach created by the complex, energy-laden music.

The performances of ALEA(s) are often described as immersive, raw and intense.

Website: www.aleas.be

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DECADES Dome edit. – PERFORMANCE

By Antoine De Schuyter (BE)

Hours

Friday 14 December10 pm
Saturday 15 December10 pm
Sunday 16 December10 pm

Description

‘Decades Dome edit’ is an immersive audio-visual performance where the image and soundtrack are performed live and are interdependent. During the live performance, the evolution of the pixels, the superposition of textures, forms and sounds tell a story: the story of an abstract system, crossing various stages of existence, from appearance to disappearance.
This abstract recital is an obvious parallel between human nature and the world in which we live.

https://vimeo.com/aboutblnk

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MICROSCOPIES – PERFORMANCE

By Alain Wergifosse (BE)

Hours

Friday 04 January10 pm

Description

Fascinating trip to the heart of matter, discovering the mysterious landscapes of a strange world made of organic textures in motion, growing crystals, erosions, primitive organisms and moving fluids of scintillating colors. A minuscule universe observed under the microscope and projected on the gigantic surface of the dome.

Website: www.alainwergifosse.com

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SAT Fest 2017 – 2018

Selection of the immersive short films by Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Transparent machine : By Beeple (FFD Remix) (US) and Standing Wave (US)
Escape : By Laszlo Bordos (HU) and Jóhann Johannsson (ISL)
Flower of afterimage : By Fusako Baba (JP) and Asako Miyaki (JP)
Cernunnos : By Sean Caruso (CA)
Résonances Boréales : By Dominic St-Amant, Bruno Colpron (CA) and Roman Zavada (CA)
Isometric : By Julius Horsthuis (NL) and Fraction (FR)
Les lendemains d’hier : By Benjamin Muzzin (CH) and Opuswerk (CH)
Cycles : By Juliette Poggi (IT) and Sarah Sajid (UK)
Mémoire concrète : By Baron Lanteigne (CA), RXX (FR) and Ganesh Baron Aloir (CA)
Fuga : By Leandro Mendes (BR)
Uninverse : By Medusa lab (MX)
Brownian motion : Benjamin Vedrenne (FR)
Visit : By Sean Caruso (CA) and Mourad Bncr (CA)

Description

Selection of the immersive short films by Société des arts technologiques (SAT). The program regroups the Montréal favorites and the best 360° works from a worldwide call for films made by artists from around the world.

SAT Fest 2017 - 2018