Today's event

  • Performing Arts

Élise Morin

Spring Odyssey VR

  • Show

From Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 December 2021

  • CAC La Traverse - Centre d'art contemporain d'Alfortville
    9, rue Traversière
    94140 Alfortville
Wednesday 1 December: 2-9 pm
Thursday 2, Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December: 12-7 pm

Free parking

Spring Odyssey VR (virtual reality experience) is a sensory experience that intertwines art, science, technology and philosophy in a space that blends real and virtual, giving you the chance to stroke and dance with a plant exposed to radioactivity: the M plant.

Wednesday 1st December – 6:00-9:00pm : exhibition opening

Saturday 4 December – 5:00-6:00pm : lecture on the Spring Odyssey VR project from its genesis to the present day.

With: Elise Morin and Jacqui Shykoff, Director of Research CNRS / Laboratoire Génétique et Écologie Évolutives Université Paris-Saclay

Sunday 5 December – 5pm : Spring Odyssey VR

This mutant plant is a sort of natural Geiger counter that makes invisible radiation visible. The project came about through a collaboration between artist Élise Morin and biologist Jacqui Shykoff, who took a trip to the Red Forest, a kilometre from the Chernobyl nuclear plant. In Spring Odyssey VR, the plant becomes a real and virtual interface for discovering the intricacies of the Red Forest, a veritable open-air laboratory, allowing you to become one with the forest and attempt to grasp radioactivity.

Artist: Élise Morin / Creative technologist: Vincent Malizia / Producer: Lucid Realities, Tulipes & Cie Production /
Coproducer: France Télévisions / With support CNC-Dicream and La Diagonale Paris-Saclay
Grand Paris Sud Est Avenir (GPSEA) partnership

Image: Spring Odyssey © Elise Morin