Immersive Van Gogh is coming to Toronto and things will be a little different this time.The installation is an immersive experience, where visitors walk through halls and rooms filled with enlarged versions of Van Gogh’s most popular pieces. Toronto’s edition will be opening this July but will include social distancing circles.
“Other cities including San Francisco and Brooklyn have successfully encouraged social distancing by painting “circles” in parks and public spaces, so we thought why not project these circles within our 600,000 cubic feet venue, so that it becomes part of the presentation and integrates into the moving projections of van Gogh’s masterpieces,” said Corey Ross, co-producer, Lighthouse Immersive.
The exhibition will feature a curated selection of images from van Gogh’s 2000+ lifetime catalogue of masterpieces including the Mangeurs de pommes de terre to the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889). Italian film producer Massimiliano Siccardi is the creative director; with original music by multimedia composer Luca Longobardi, who is renowned for bringing together classical and contemporary genres.
The premiere of Immersive van Gogh is slated for July 1, 2020; or as soon as it is safe to open under the advice of government officials and health agencies. General admission tickets start at $34.99 for the walk-in experience. Tickets are still available with dates extended into September 2020 to accommodate public demand. Click here for more info.