The Lunatics take over the Emmersive Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

Interactive media artists Warren Brown, Louise Charlebois, Kirstin Hargie and composer Adam Goddard are set to install their revolutionary work, The Lunatics at the Emmersive Gallery; exhibiting from December 1 to December 11. The public is invited to come and explore this work as it redefines the notion of participatory theatre.

Created by graduates of the Canadian Film Centre’s Interactive Art and Entertainment Programme, The Lunatics is a truly interactive, animated fairytale exploring the modern day tug of war between consumption and creation. The Lunatics is presented using a ground breaking, new form of participatory theater, which combines projected animation, sound design and physical participation to redefine the roles of audience and participant. While wearing masks, you are transported into an animated world where you see, hear and physically engage with the fairytale’s themes. Your movements trigger animations empowering you to affect your experience. Not only do you watch the story, you are in the story!

Opening Reception , Saturday December 3rd 2005 ~ 2 to 6pm
December 1 to11, 2005 - Installation open to the public during gallery hours

The Emmersive Gallery is located at 1096 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

About the Artists

This collective of artists came together and developed a common vision to create social awareness through physical organic experiences. During their residency at the Canadian Film Centre’s Habitat New Media Lab, Warren Brown, Louise Charlebois and Kirstin Hargie connected their passion for mask making, storytelling and digital media and from there, The Lunatics was born. Soon after, international award-winning music composer, Adam Goddard joined the collective in search of the opportunity to score this exciting new form of digital storytelling.

For more information or to arrange an interview about The Lunatics, please contact:

Warren Brown
(416) 889-9417