Exhibition - In collaboration with the Institut Français & the French Embassy in Canada
From Octobre 14 to December 18 2020
The French Embassy in Canada, the Institut français and Alliance Française Toronto invite you to dive into the magical universe of ''Machine à Bulles''.
Do you miss cultural events and live shows? Do not worry! The exhibition "Machines à Bulles" brings art directly on your screens! Through 11 online comics, dive into fantasy stories, thrillers, insights on climate issues or even video games if that's what you like! There is something for everyone.
Are you tired from learning History out of school books? Then we've got your back thanks to "Le dernier Gaulois, mémoire d'un guerrier" ("The last Gaul, memories of a warrior"). This interactive webcomic brings us back to 52 BC. We are in Gaul. Jules Cesar's armies are making great progress, getting dangeroulsy close to the last Gallic warriors who are resisting the Roman power. Through the eyes of Apator, Vercingétorix's right-hand man, you discover the Gallic way of life and the fierce fight they put against the Roman invadors. From the Gallic household to the traditionnal rites, from Jules Cesar's strategies to the siege of Alesia, get ready to deconstruct the Gallic clichés, to enter their daily routine and understand what happened to the great Vercingétorix and his people....
Even though you will learn a lot, the webcomic is so far from being a history lecture! It is a story setting up a brand new kind of storytelling. As you open the webcomic for the first time on your computer, you are invited to « commencer l'expérience » (« begin the experience »). That is precisely what this is about: an immersive experience through drawings, music, a deep voice capturing your attention and the poetry of the pictures. They are animated in a beautiful and subtle manner and you discover them through a long fluid vertical movement. This way of enjoying stories is a reminder of how storytellers used to hypnotize us into their tales. No doubt: kids (starting at age 7) as adults will love Le dernier Gaulois, mémoire d'un guerrier!
How does it work ?
Add-on: this webcomic is not adapted to smartphones or tablets. To discover it you will need a computer.
The immervise experience is even better with a headset ! In French.