Icarus - virtual reality2020
"An ethereal feeling of disorientation, almost magical, invented, out of this world. [...] The final result is incredible. " Élie Castiel, KinoCulture Montréal
"Short but intense moment of pleasure, feeling of pushing back our limits, feeling of freedom and lightness in our body [...]. What more? If not to start Icarus' flight again." Denis-Daniel Boullé, Fugues
Icarus is a virtual-reality adaptation inspired by the multidisciplinary show Icare, presented at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in 2014. This, Lemieux’s first VR work, is a co-production of Lemieux Pilon 4D Art and Normal Studio.
Freely inspired by the infamous character from Greek mythology, Icarus is an immersive experience that literally wraps us in the skin of Icarus, the young man who burns his wings by flying too close to the sun. We move through his memories of the places and events from his childhood, privy to conversations with his father, Daedalus.