Le Soir: Magritte, surreal & virtual

Le Soir: Magritte, surreal & virtual

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17 Aug 2017

Le Soir: Magritte, surreal & virtual

"Yesterday with Magritte VR we have an illusion that Rene would adore."

Julie Huon, Le Soir

Le Soir: Magritte, surreal & virtual

Le Soir Culture.

"Adults, often with an open mouth are swept away"

Experiences of love. A new feeling.

"Welcome to the bowler hat" says a lady at the entrance to Magritte VR. Minutes earlier, a beach ball landed on the hat and about 40 children, aged 8-9 were screaming and chirping like seagulls. "Waaaaah!, the bird, have seen the bird?"

Adults are much quieter, often with an open mouth are swept away. For the following 10 minutes I enter the virtual reality film directed by the British agency BDH Immersive, a pioneer in immersive experiences.

"We find a new feeling, especially with his sense of humour." explains John Durrant director of BDH Immersive. "He challenges our perceptions. However for me his life is also about his wife and his muse, Georgette. Without her, I don't think he would have looked at the world with such love."

Yesterday with Magritte VR we have an illusion that Rene Magritte would adore.

Julie Huon, Le Soir, Culture + Media

(Translated from French by Google)


Le Soir: Magritte, surreal & virtual

Image from Magritte VR experience. © C.H./ADAGP Paris

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