In NEWS the 05/09/2015
MICROIDS, WITH THE SYBERIA SAGA AND THE ARTIST BENOÎT SOKAL, IS PARTICIPATING IN THE GLASSTRESS 2015 GOTIKA EXHIBITION (VENICE, FROM 9 MAY 2015)
For the 56th International Venice Biennale, Microids is proud to announce its participation in the 4th edition of the GLASSTRESS 2015 GOTIKA exhibition, which promotes the universe of its cult series Syberia.
GLASSTRESS 2015 GOTIKA is a joint project between the Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg, Russia) and the Studio Berengo (Venice, Italy), organized by Dimitri Ozerkov (Director Hermitage 20/21 Project for Contemporary Art) and Adriano Berengo (Studio Berengo). The aim of GLASSTRESS 2015 GOTIKA is to explore the effects which the Gothic concept and medieval ideas may have on the modern conscience and on contemporary art.
Benoît Sokal and the Syberia games, with a specific universe and influences from certain Gothic trends, offer a unique dimension to the exhibition presented in a former Murano glass factory on the occasion of this 4th edition.
The room devoted to Benoît Sokal and his universe creates a bridge between digital arts, specific to the world of video games, and the traditional Venetian art of glasswork. The space presents a work in which the game’s mythical mammoths can be found, produced in collaboration with a Murano Master glassmaker. In order to perfect and complete the work with some unique effects, the glass sculpture can also be viewed via an augmented reality app created for the event. This app will also enable visitors to observe the brand-new Kate Walker, who will appear in front of a Syberia 3 setting, both presented exclusively for the exhibition.
In order to present the Syberia universe in full, a poetic retrospective will be broadcast and will present an overview of the first two parts of the saga, as well as, for the very first time, a preview of the animated images from the new title Syberia 3, still currently in development.
The exhibition will host a private viewing on 8 May 2015 and the doors will be open to the public from 9 May 2015 to 22 November 2015.
Two exhibition spaces
Palazzo Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Venetian Institute of Science, Letters and Arts) / Campo S. Stefano, 284, Venice
Fondazione Berengo / Murano Exhibition Space / Campiello della Pescheria Murano, Venice
Open from Monday to Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm
Reduced rate of €8 for groups, children and visitors over 65 years.
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