September 30 – February 15
IYINISIWIN is an immersive installation that challenges our current perceptions and invites us to rediscover our interconnectedness in the universe. Departing from the dominant narrative of human exceptionalism, this experience, which is rooted in Indigenous wisdom, unveils the profound intelligence, knowledge and wisdom displayed in the natural world.
This journey utilizes cutting-edge immersive technology and beautifully crafted environments that seamlessly blend the boundaries between our gallery visitors and the natural world. As you step into the gallery, you become a part of a larger cosmic tapestry, which is made up of a web of relationships that transcends human-centric perspectives.
The experience embarks on a cyclical voyage through four captivating stories; each story is a testament to the interconnected intelligence that spans from the farthest reaches of the cosmos to the mysterious depths of our oceans. We will be able to experience the cosmic dance of stars, listen to the wisdom whispered by ancient trees, and dive into the depths of the ocean to uncover the secrets hidden within. Through the collaboration of gallery participants and the elements within the projected environment, connections will be forged that transcend the limits of the human experience.
Iyinisiwin invites you to embrace humility, compassion and balance as you explore your relationship with the natural world. This transformative experience celebrates the interconnectedness of all life.
About Quantum Wampum
Quantum Wampum, led by acclaimed immersive artists James Monkman (Cree) and Brian T. Moore (settler), is an artist collective dedicated to Indigenous-inspired, immersive experiences. Their work delves into the essence of living, working, creating and innovating in a good way. Through their art, they seek to unravel the profound connections between humanity and the universe, thus further fostering a deeper understanding of our relationships with each other and the world around us. Quantum Wampum invites audiences to explore and celebrate these interconnected experiences, bridging cultures and perspectives in a meaningful and transformative way.
Meet James Monkman
Meet Brian T. Moore
Meet Nigel Irwin (Music and Sound Design)
EYEPOOL is THEMUSEUM’s new permanent digital immersive gallery. This 1000sq foot gallery space is equipped with 14 state-of-the-art Christie Inspire projectors that will help transport you to other worlds over and over again.