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PHI presents THE INFINITE: a multisensory and interactive virtual reality exhibition

THE INFINITE

A multisensory & interactive virtual reality experience: the most ambitious one Montreal has ever seen aboard the International Space Station

Experience

Our Safety Promise

For more information about THE INFINITE's safety measures to protect against COVID-19, please read our safety promise.

Fewer than 250 humans have been to the International Space Station in the last twenty years of its existence.

Now it's your turn.


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

THE INFINITE is an unforgettable journey into space where several mediums (virtual reality, augmented reality and projections) collide with exceptional realism in an experience that lasts 60 minutes.

On your voyage, you will be a valued member among the crew of international astronauts, taking part in an epic, emotional and inspiring adventure. Discover never before seen footage captured by the astronauts for Space Explorers: The ISS Experience—the largest production ever filmed in space, produced by Felix & Paul Studios in association with TIME Studios, NASA and the ISS National Lab. 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.

Leave Earth and see it from a whole new perspective. 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.

It's time to become an astronaut and board the International Space Station!

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

Ready for blast off?

The journey is going to be out of this world.

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.

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.

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

Tickets & Schedule

Weekdays
From Tuesday to Thursday
10 am to 7 pm

Adults → $40
Children* (8 to 12) → $10
Students (13+) → $28
65+ → $35

Groups (10 people+) → $35 per person

Weekends
From Friday to Sunday
10 am to 8 pm

Adults → $50
Children* (8 to 12) → $12
Students (13+) → $35
65+ → $42

Groups (10 people+) → $42 per person

Tickets will be on sale until September 5, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will add the fall dates according to the new health guidelines.


Important information:

  • Virtual reality is not recommended for children under 13 years old. *Children ages 8 to 12 will not be allowed to use the virtual reality devices but can still share in the experience by using a tablet.
  • 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, with 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.
  • Please arrive on time. By selecting your time slot, your experience can begin within 15-20 minutes of your ticket time.
  • Paid parking is available (limited number of spaces).

What People Are Saying

"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

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

FAQ

Additional Information

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

More dates to come.


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:

Financial Partners

Media Partners

Creative Partners

Corporate Partners

About Us

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.