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THE INFINITE

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Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal 2020 William Street,
Montreal, H3J 1R8

Georges-Vanier Metro Station

Paid parking is available at Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal (limited number of spaces).

FALL SCHEDULE
September 6th to November 7th
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm

*8 years old +

As close to space as you can get.

PHI VR TO GO

Did miss THE INFINITE's successful run in Montreal? PHI VR TO GO headsets featuring the Space Explorers program—created from 250 hours of never-before-seen content from inside the International Space Station—are now available to rent on-site at the PHI Centre and online!

Visit the PHI VR TO GO page for more details.

Discover the daily life of astronauts and feel the immensity of space.

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PHI - THE INFINITE Headset User
Credit: William Arcand (Productions L’Éloi)

THE INFINITE is an awe-inspiring immersive experience that transports you into space, aboard the International Space Station, through a breathtaking journey that lasts 60 minutes.

Several mediums (virtual reality, augmented reality and projections) collide with exceptional realism, allowing you to discover life in orbit in a way only 250 astronauts have experienced.

Discover never before seen footage captured by the astronauts for Space Explorers: The ISS Experience—2021 Emmy-nominee in the Outstanding Interactive Program category—the largest production ever filmed in space, produced by Felix & Paul Studios in association with TIME Studios, NASA and the ISS National Lab. Teleported alongside the astronauts, witness their epic, emotional and inspiring adventure.

The emotional ascent of the experience also includes an exclusive work by Ryoji Ikeda, formed by an LED ceiling and mirrored floor. The pitch black expanse, feeling of weightlessness and even the sensation of vertigo will be at the heart of this chapter.

In a time where international collaboration is becoming more and more necessary, the lessons and human values that guide each space mission encourage us to reflect on the actions that will ensure the sustainability of our planet Earth.

Experience the vastness of space and see Earth from a whole new perspective!


Awards & distinctions received by Space Explorers: The ISS Experience 

PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD 2021 
NOMINEE: OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE PROGRAM

INFINITY FESTIVAL 2019
WINNER: MONOLITH AWARD FOR “IVA SPACE CAMERA”

LUMIERE TECHNOLOGY AWARD 2019
WINNER: SPECIAL AWARD “IMPACT THROUGH INNOVATION” FOR “IVA SPACE CAMERA”

What People Are Saying

"The ultimate immersive experience that brings visitors as close as most mere mortals will ever get to outer space."

Bill Brownstein, The Gazette
"The real world will disappear for a good hour. [...] I was sitting next to David St-Jacques, shoulder to shoulder."

Claudia Hébert, Radio-Canada

"Rarely have I cried while doing a virtual reality experience (...) Now I can add THE INFINITE to that list."



"I was able to put myself in the shoes of an astronaut and observe Earth from a point of view that less than 400 individuals have had the privilege of experiencing in the history of humanity."

Philippe Bédard, XN Québec

"The largest virtual reality exhibition to date will be presented in Montreal on July 21. This Quebec creation that marries art and science is much more than a technological showcase."

Maxime Johnson, L'actualité
"The first images of The ISS Experience are breathtaking. The viewer is literally placed on board the International Space Station, with the exact same viewpoint as the astronauts there on board. Exceptionally clear images."

Jean Siag, La Presse
"I'd read about moments like these from famed astronauts like Apollo 14's Edgar D. Mitchell—epiphanic moments where the majesty of our homeworld and its tiny place within the cosmos smacks you dumb with awe and steals away your speech. This is the impact of episode one of Space Explorers: The ISS Experience."

Joseph Volpe, Mashable
"Perhaps the greatest spot in the greatest flying machine ever built is the cupola—the seven windowed downward-facing dome—in the International Space Station. It's there that astronauts can see the magnificence of the planet below them and the signs of the highly technological species—the lights of the cities, the contrails of the airplanes—that sent them to space in the first place. It's also there, that astronauts can appreciate that humanity can be 'united by the dream of exploration and accomplishment, rather than being united by fear.' "

Jeffrey Kluger, TIME
"This purely real footage made me feel even more connected with our Earth, even while I was inside a virtual visit in a space station over 400 kilometers from my living room...But it may be a different emotional experience when you know for sure that every single detail happened in reality in the moment you are standing in. Visitors truly witness history in that way."

Laura Mingail, Upload VR
"It's a really, really incredible project. [...] We want to go beyond the simple scientific fact and bring in poetry, history, contemporary art. Phoebe Greenberg [from PHI] is behind it, of course. [...] It will be the first time that the general public will be able to see an image of the Earth, a virtual reality image."

Catherine Richer, CBC/Radio-Canada

Roam space in a way you’ve only dreamed of

1 HOUR

Experience the freedom of outer space on an interactive 60-minute journey.

1:1

Explore a 1:1 scale immersive wire-frame 3D model of the International Space Station.

200 HOURS

View moments selected from over 200 hours of never before seen 360° footage filmed aboard and around the International Space Station.

12,500 sq. ft.

Navigate through seven separate zones in a space totalling 12,500 square feet.

Redefining the immersive exhibition experience

Virtual Reality

Experience life on the International Space Station as if you were there with amazing access to personal moments filmed in cinematic 3D, 360° format by the 8 astronauts who live aboard.

Free-Roaming

Pushing the limits of free-roaming virtual reality technology, freely explore a life-sized reproduction of the International Space Station. Share your experience with family and friends as you navigate interactive content—shaping your personal journey along the way.

Immersive Art

Discover the hidden poetry of life amongst the stars and be mesmerized by a mind-expanding audiovisual installation from world-renowned Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda.

Multisensory

Awaken all your senses and envelop yourself in the contemplative soundscapes and dynamic light design of a futuristic infinity room, where even your sense of smell participates in the experience.

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to outer space and back

THE INFINITE is a full-body immersive journey featuring seven distinct chapters layered with multisensory content to recreate the expedition of an astronaut.

Your voyage starts the moment you begin onboarding. From there, set off to discover the International Space Station and the experiences of the astronauts who live there, pass through a wormhole, and then gently drift back down to Earth and its lush natural environment.

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THE INFINITE - Map of the Experience
Seven separate zones in a space totalling 12,500 square feet

Gain a sense of infinity

Ryoji Ikeda

Created especially for THE INFINITE experience, Ryoji Ikeda’s new audiovisual installation The Universe within the Universe explores the hidden facets and structures of nature. Visitors enter a black square room with an LED ceiling and mirrored floor. The pitch black immensity, feeling of weightlessness and even the sensation of vertigo will be at the heart of this chapter.

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THE INFINITE - Artwork by Ryoji Ikeda
Concept and composition: Ryoji Ikeda; Computer graphics and programming: Norimichi Hirakawa, Ryo Shiraki, Tomonaga Tokuyama

Tickets & Schedule


Fall Schedule | September 6th to November 7th
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm

*Two options are available for children ages 8-12:
1) The augmented reality experience via a tablet.
2) The VR experience with permission.


Important information:

  • Please arrive on time. By selecting your time slot, your experience can begin within 15-20 minutes of your ticket time.
  • Virtual reality is not recommended for children under the age of 13. However, children between the ages of 8 and 12 may participate in the virtual reality experience as long as their accompanying parent or guardian signs a waiver upon arrival at the Arsenal, acknowledging the risks and authorizing the activity. (If you’d like to read the waiver in advance).
  • Children under 8 years old will not be admitted.
  • The virtual reality experience can cause discomfort for some people. It is not recommended for individuals with claustrophobia, heart conditions, a history of seizures or epilepsy, and/or sensitivity to flashing lights.

Good to know:

  • The experience is presented in English with French subtitles.
  • The exhibition is presented at Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal.
  • Paid parking is available at Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal (limited number of spaces).

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THE INFINITE - Virtual Reality Headset Visitors
Credit: William Arcand (Productions L’Éloi)

FAQ

THE INFINITE: SEEKING THE UNKNOWN | Documentary Series - Making of | Ep. 1

Additional Information

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Are you interested in hosting THE INFINITE exhibition in your city? 

For all partnership inquiries, please contact:
Charles-Éric Beaulieu
at [email protected]


THE INFINITE On Tour

HOUSTON > Opening December 20th! 


Contact Us

For more information:
[email protected]

or 514 225-0525

For all press inquiries, please contact:
Myriam Achard
at [email protected]

This project was created with the participation of the following astronauts and cosmonauts:

  • NASA
    National Aeronautics and Space
    Administration

    Anne McClain
    Christina Hammock Koch
    Nick Hague
    Jessica Meir
    Andrew R. Morgan
    Victor J. Glover
    Christopher Cassidy
    Douglas Gerald Hurley
    Robert Louis Behnken
    Kathleen Rubins
    Shannon Walker
    Michael S. Hopkins

  • Canadian Space Agency

    David Saint-Jacques


    European Space Agency

    Luca Parmitano


    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

    Soichi Noguchi


    Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

    Hazzaa AlMansoori

  • Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities

    Oleg Dmitriyevich Kononenko
    Aleksey Nikolayevich Ovchinin
    Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov
    Oleg Ivanovich Skripochka
    Sergey Nikolayevich Ryzhikov
    Sergey Vladimirovich Kud-Sverchkov
    Anatoli Alekseyevich Ivanishin
    Ivan Viktorovich Vagner

Thank you to our partners:

Presented at

Financial Partners

  • This project was made possible thanks to the financial support from Tourism Montréal's Fonds de maintien des actifs stratégiques, with the financial participation of the Government of Quebec.

Media Partners

Marketing Partners

Corporate Partners

Educational Partner

About Us

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THE INFINITE

Created by
Felix & Paul Studios
and PHI Studio
In association with TIME Studios

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FELIX & PAUL STUDIOS

Felix & Paul Studios is an EMMY® Award-winning creator of immersive entertainment experiences, creating unparalleled, highly engaging and inspired virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality experiences for audiences worldwide. Felix & Paul Studios combines a patent-pending technology platform with award-winning creative expertise to produce groundbreaking immersive experiences, including:

Collaborations with world-renowned leaders and performers: NASA, SpaceX, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, LeBron James, President Bill Clinton, Eminem, Wes Anderson, Brie Larson, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray and many others.

Originals: the Space Explorers series, Traveling While Black, MIYUBI, the Nomads series, Strangers with Patrick Watson and The Confessional series.

Productions with existing franchises: Jurassic World, Cirque du Soleil and Fox Searchlight's Wild and Isle of Dogs. The studio's content is available for distribution in a range of formats including virtual reality (VR), 360-degree mobile, 360-degree dome projection, traveling VR exhibitions and 16:9 video viewing, and a groundbreaking augmented reality (AR) experience is also in production.

With its forthcoming season of Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, Felix & Paul Studios is the only media company recognized as an "Official Implementation Partner" by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

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PHI STUDIO

PHI Studio focuses its activities on the presentation and curation of immersive works in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (XR). Recognized locally and internationally for its innovative production approach, technical expertise, and achievements in new forms of storytelling, PHI Studio collaborates with major global industry players and has worked on many award-winning projects, with international presentations in New York, Tokyo, Venice, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, and Salt Lake City, among others. As a pioneer in interactive experiences, PHI Studio pushes the boundaries of immersive projects, with a focus on enhancing the visitor experience through a keen sense of detail and the elaboration of high-quality scenography. With a reputation for close collaborations with artists, creators, directors, and producers from different backgrounds, PHI Studio aspires to be a catalyst of innovation, supporting the development of present and future talent.

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TIME STUDIOS

TIME Studios is the EMMY® Award-winning television and film division of TIME, the global media brand that reaches a combined audience of more than 90 million around the world. Built on the foundation of TIME's award-winning visual journalism, which has earned over 52 major awards and nominations in the last seven years, as well as 577 million video streams across all platforms in 2019, TIME Studios harnesses the access and authority of one of the world's most trusted and respected brands to bring premium truth-based programming to television and film around the world, while continuing to push the boundaries of journalism and visual storytelling through new cutting-edge mediums including virtual reality and augmented reality.

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