« I do not live for myself but for the generations to come. »

Announcing a world premiere: OASIS immersion, Montreal creative studio Normal Studio and Canadian producer Paquin Entertainment Group present VAN GOGH – Distorsion, an immersive experience entirely designed in Montreal. Continuing the worldwide phenomenon resulting from the union of the immersive medium and the Dutch-born painter’s work, this new exhibit embodies all the emotion of this encounter by paying tribute to the quiet strength that transcends the art of Van Gogh.

VAN GOGH – Distorsion offers a luminous and contemporary journey through more than 225 paintings, drawings and sketches. This exhibit marks a parallel between the recognition of the artist, the posterity of his work and the perspective of a more humanist tomorrow as a legacy to future generations.

Gallery 1: Van Gogh, in exploration mode

In this first stage, visitors are immersed in the creative universe of Van Gogh. Through rare drawings and sketches, we observe the evolution of his style and his sources of inspiration, with the special relationship he had with his brother as a backdrop, accompanied by an original contemporary soundtrack by Audio Z.

Gallery 2: Van Gogh, multimedia artist

The tour continues with a special twist: imagining what Van Gogh could achieve with today’s creative tools, through presenting generative experiments inspired by recurring themes in his works: night, sun, flowers, colours, fields, nature, in minimalist symbiosis between visual and sound. The accompanying original sound design is also by Audio Z.

Gallery 3: Van Gogh, larger than life

We are lulled into the luminous and poetic universe of his greatest masterpieces. The dynamic floor, one of the largest interactive surfaces in the world, allows visitors to explore the room, magnifying and transforming the rich details of the artist’s works through their presence. Sound arrangements are by Jean-Sébastien Côté, in collaboration with Emerich Demangel.

Équipe de production

President, Executive Creative Director
and Cofounder
Denys Lavigne

COO, Executive Content Advisor and Cofounder
Nicolas Lassonde

Co-Creative Director
Johnny Ranger

Senior Producer
Julie Castonguay

Senior Multimedia Designer and Interactive Lead
Ruby-Maude Rioux

Guest Curator
Louis-Philippe St-Arnault

Associate Producer, Events and Experiences
Marie-Chantale Lepage

Technical Director
Darius Rabby

Deputy Technical Director, Content and Experiences
Jean-Pascal Dumoulin-Comeau

Deputy Technical Director, Infrastructure and systems
Stéphane Bastien

Content Technician
Christine Ng

Scenographic Concepts
Louis-Philippe St-Arnault

Spatialisation sonore
Emeric Demangel

Technical Collaborators

Proofreaders and Translators
Espresso communication