6@8 Arts and tech
Retelling Montreal’s history using cutting-edge technology!
Be among the first to discover Pointe-à-Callière’s brand new multimedia show as part of a networking 6@8 event!
High technology in the fields of art and culture will be the focus of this second 6@8 in 2019.
Cultural institutions, museums included, are relying more and more on new technology to provide their visitors with constantly renewed experiences. Artificial intelligence itself is making headway. But what about applications in arts and culture?
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, invites us to visit the very spot where Montreal was founded. Since its inception in 1992, Pointe-à-Callière has been telling the city’s story from its foundation to today. As technology evolves, design teams are called upon to revisit the museum’s presentation style and visitor experience.
During this networking cocktail, we will have the privilege of discovering the brand new multimedia show entitled MTL Generations (20 minutes), a genuine odyssey in time that will take us back to Montreal’s founding. Enhanced by the use of cutting-edge technology, the show offers a unique immersive scenography: 3D computer graphics with spectacular special effects, HD sound environment, numerous projection surfaces (including side walls and ceiling)—all in a completely redesigned room, meeting today’s technology standards, which looks down on genuine remnants from Montreal’s past.
Experts from the show’s design team will also be present to explain their process and answer your questions.
*This event is presented in collaboration with the Next Generation of Philanthropists at Pointe-à-Callière.
Alexis Laurence, Founder, Studio LEX
As an artistic and technical director, founder of Studio LEX Alexis Laurence has contributed to the development of corporate shows, installations and events, notably for Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, Moment Factory, GSM Project, MUTEK, Igloofest, and Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles. Having acquired several years of experience and assembled a solid network of collaborators, he founded LEX in 2008 to offer various services allowing for the creation of unique projects: artistic direction, scenography, production direction, technical drawing, animation, 3D modelling, video content creation, interactive system programming, as well as lighting and sound design services.
Christine Dufresne, Chargée de projet, Pointe-à-Callière
After studying art and museology, Christine Dufresne became the director of Salle Augustin-Chénier in Ville-Marie, and then a project manager for visual art exhibitions and installations at the National Gallery of Canada. She joined Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, in 2005. Since then, she has directed several national and international exhibitions, including 1837 • 1838 Rebellions, The Etruscans – An Ancient Italian Civilization, The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great, The Aztecs, People of the Sun, and Of Horses and Men – The Émile Hermès Collection.
6 p.m. Welcome & networking
6:45 p.m. Presentation
7 p.m. Multimedia show: MTL Generations
7:20 p.m. Networking
8 p.m. Evening concludes
Speeches will be in French.
Please note that no registration will be accepted on the spot.
See our cancellation policy.