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Chaos & Memories

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PHI Centre Galeries 2 & 3
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3

Monday and Tuesday:

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday:
11 AM to 5:15 PM

Friday and Saturday:
11 AM to 7:15 PM

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

13 years old +

Weekdays: $23.50-$30
Weekends: $25.50-$32.50

Price including service fees, excluding taxes

An exhibition comprising a British immersive installation and four award-winning Taiwanese virtual reality works that take us through personal, empirical and historical experiences.

About the exhibition

Chaos & Memories is an exhibition in two parts. While the works hail from different geographical locations, the artworks presented feel somehow interconnected, revealing the subtle erosion of time and memory.

As we stand on the precipice of uncertainty, art can give us new perspectives and hope for new futures. It has the power to decenter our point-of-view and evoke deep-seated emotions and associations, drawing fragments of the past into our present.

Pulse of the Earth

Produced by ScanLAB, FRAMERATE: Pulse of the Earth bears witness to landscapes in flux. The work reveals alterations caused by human-centred industry and the immense forces of nature; destruction, extraction, habitation, construction, harvests, growth, and erosion.

Created from thousands of daily 3D time-lapse scans of British landscapes, the work observes change on a scale impossible to see with the lens of traditional cameras.

This is not just an artwork. The data collected and presented by FRAMERATE is ground-breaking scientific research containing empirical, measurable facts.

We glimpse a future perpetually documented by the eyes of a billion autonomous vehicles and personal devices, creating high-fidelity spatial records of the earth.

FRAMERATE: Pulse of the Earth invites you to observe in another way. To think and feel in another time scale: geological time, seasonal time, tidal time. To contemplate change, and the pace of change. This is a space where your perspective might shift.

All That Remains

We are comforted by “facts.” The sun rises in the east. There are twenty-four hours in a day. I exist. These truisms simplify our lives, enabling us to get through the process of living. All That Remains is a meditation on the fluid boundary between dream and reality.

Warning: Contains nudity

By Craig Quintero
Country: Taiwan
12 minutes | English

Red Tail

At a train station floating in the clouds, a mysterious red tail catches a boy’s attention. Chasing the red tail, the boy travels through countless magical places, runs into bizarre creatures, and finally encounters a gentleman, who seems to know his secrets more than he does. When the red tail reminds the boy of his own memories and sadness, what secrets are hidden behind, and where will they lead him next? Inspired by Wang’s same-named comic story, the mysterious red tail leads viewers on a magical journey, creating a poetic metaphor for our childhood memories.

By Fish Wang
Country: Taiwan
20 minutes | English, Mandarin

The Man Who Couldn’t Leave

Within the walls of the former Green Island prison, political detainee A-Kuen, tells the stories of imprisonment and persecution that happened in the 1950s in Taiwan. Among fellow inmates, frozen in time, he recounts his own experiences and those of his friend, A-Ching, who never made it out. Experience the time, place, and the waiting, hoping for a chance to keep the stories alive. The Man Who Couldn’t Leave integrates the stories of numerous political victims of the White Terror and is told through the form of an undelivered family letter. An immersive VR experience of hope, fear and camaraderie.

Warning: Violent content

By Chen Singing
Country: Taiwan
35 minutes | English, Mandarin, Taiwanese

MISSING PICTURES Episode 2: Tsai Ming-Liang, The Seven-Story Building

Tsai Ming-Liang, the Taiwanese maestro of slow cinema, doesn’t have a real “missing picture,” but what he does have are childhood memories, memories so vivid they've been impossible to translate into film. In this episode, he shows us why this is the case in a moving tribute to his grandparents, who took him to see two movies every night during the sixties in Malaysia.

By Clément Deneux
Country: France, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Luxembourg, South Korea
11 minutes | English, French, German, Mandarin, Korean


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