Seneca College partners with CFC and AGO on ground-breaking virtual reality exhibit

Seneca College

Seneca College’s School of Creative Arts and Animation, the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) partner on Small Wonders: The Gothic Boxwood Miniatures exhibit to showcase rare boxwood carvings in 3D.

from the press release:

“The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab), Seneca’s School of Creative Arts and Animation and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are pleased to announce their groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) collaboration, Small Wonders: The VR Experience. It will screen as part of the AGO’s new exhibition, Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures. During regular Gallery hours on weekends, visitors can don a VR headset and explore a 3D rendering of a miniature boxwood carving from the AGO’s collection. The experience is free with general admission and marks a significant first for the AGO – the integrated use of VR to enhance the exhibition experience.

Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures brings together for the first time more than 60 rare boxwood carvings from museums and private collections across Europe and North America. The exhibition offers new insight into the methods of production and cultural significance of these awe-inspiring works of art. Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, these tiny masterpieces depict complex scenes with elegance and precision. Without fail, they inspire viewers to ask how a person could have possibly made them, a question that can only be answered today and a challenge perfect for VR technology.”

Read more about the exhibit here.