Edward Burtynsky's In the Wake of Progress: AN EPIC NEW IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
On the heels of the public world premiere of Edward Burtynsky's new multimedia art piece, In the Wake of Progress, on the screens surrounding Yonge-Dundas Square during the opening weekend of Luminato Festival, this powerful new project will be transformed into a ticketed indoor immersive experience at the Canadian Opera Company Theatre on Front St. in Toronto for a limited run.
Enveloped by 30 foot screens, audiences will be taken on a journey through images and films from throughout Burtynsky's 40 year career bearing witness to the stark impacts of human industry on the planet, choreographed to a striking original score. Guests will then be invited into a specially-curated gallery of Burtynsky photographs and high-resolution murals, including some new and never-before-seen work and two unique augmented reality (AR) experiences that explore the impacts and legacy of the internal combustion engine.
Commissioned and co-produced by Luminato Festival Toronto.