3D exhibition immersive Journey to the Metaverse

ELORA – Immerse yourself in alternate reality with Journey to the Metaverse, in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts. 

Journey to the Metaverse, by generative artist Gord Harris, will introduce viewers to synesthesia – when one sensation triggers another – using custom 3D computer art projections reacting to music. 

The exhibition is an example of STEAM in action, demonstrating science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Visitors will wear Bluetooth-enabled 3D glasses for the full experience.

Particpants will walk through different areas of the gallery, including a station where the user can try manipulating the images as they wish, to get a sense of controlling the movement of the projection. 

“This is an incredible opportunity for our community to be exposed to this type of high-tech, virtual reality art form” said arts centre executive director Lianne Carter.

The artist – a creative technologist, display engineer, interactive producer, visual music specialist, and photographer – has spent more than a year preparing for the exhibition.

An opening reception for the exhibition was held on Feb. 3 from 2 to 4pm.

Journey to the Metaverse runs until March 17, and will be open each week from  Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sundays from 12 to 4pm. 

Admission is free.

Music concert

The experience gets even deeper and more immersive with a live music concert on Feb. 24, featuring composer Jeff Collinson during the large-scale visual projections on the wall of the gallery. 

Tickets for that date are $20. 

More information can be found, and tickets purchased, by visiting eloracentreforthearts.ca.