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Exhibition: ‘Journey to the Metaverse’: a 3D visual music experience by tech artist Gord Harris

February 1 @ 10:00 am - March 17 @ 4:00 pm

EXHIBITION: ‘Journey to the Metaverse’: A 3D visual music experience by Tech Artist Gord Harris

A fusion of interactive art, music and technology!

February 1 – March 17, 2024 (admission is free)

‘Journey to the Metaverse’ is a 3D visual music experience in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts.  The aim of this project is to introduce new audiences to the metaverse of synesthesia by generating 3D computer art from music. Synesthesia means one sensation triggering another automatically, such as a sound making you think of colour, or certain words making you think of a taste.

Gord Harris’s ambition with this practice is not just to present visuals or song, but to bridge the gap between perception and technology, aesthetics and lived reality. The word “metaverse’ comes from science fiction, referring to the predicted next evolution of the internet: a shared single, immersive, 3D virtual space where humans experience life in ways they could not in the physical world.  Access to synesthetic experiences is usually limited by biology; access to the metaverse, however, has traditionally been limited by economics. This experience will enable the user to engage in a shared VR experience of synesthesia—visual music—in the metaverse using 3D stereovision glasses.

The result isn’t just a simple art show but a transformative journey, akin to stepping into a collective alternate reality. “Journey to the Metaverse” will delight audiences of all ages with the synesthetic magic of 3D Visual Music.

This crowd-pleasing effect will be more pronounced in immersive 3D stereo, thanks to this exhibition’s groundbreaking fusion of interactive art, music, and technology.  It celebrates the elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in a way that is engaging and leading edge.

The gallery is open Wed – Sat 10AM – 4PM and Sun 12-4PM.  3D glasses are provided of use.  Admission is free.

To read more about this exhibition, the artist and the ‘making of’ this exhibition please click here!


February 1 @ 10:00 am
March 17 @ 4:00 pm
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