Few dreams have kept humankind’s imagination more occupied than the desire to take flight. Countless myths, tales and stories unfold around this unreachable goal. Arguably the most famous is the story of Icarus, the young man reached too closely for the sun and fell from the sky as his wings melted from its heat. Michel Lemieux and his artistic partner Victor Pilon have turned this tale into a visually striking VR experience, constantly shifting perspectives between Icarus and his father before allowing you to spread your wings to fly into the heavens. Accompanied by Maxim Lepage’s musical score, it’s a thrilling take on a classic story whose visual and aural invention envelops you.

Icarus
Michel Lemieux
Canada 2020
UK Premiere

Duration: 12 minutes
Format: 6DOF

Credits     

Coproduced by Lemieux Pilon 4D Art and Normal Studio

Director: Michel Lemieux
Text: Olivier Kemeid
Visual Concept: Félix Fradet-Faguy,  Victor Pilon, Michel Lemieux
Technical Design and Multimedia: Frédéric Leblanc
Executive Production & Production: Marie-Christine Dufour
Music: Maxim Lepage
Cast: Loïc Martineau (Young Icarus), Renaud Lacelle Bourdon (Icarus), Brett Donahue (Icarus — voice), Victor Pilon (Daedalus),  Vincent Leclerc (Daedalus — voice), Pascale Bussières (Naucrate), Bénédicte Décary (Ariadne - voice)

The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Conseil des arts de Montréal