Edward Burtynsky - Le paysage abstrait
Le paysage abstrait presents 30 of Edward Burtynsky’s large-format photographs as well as three high-resolution murals, unique augmented reality (AR) experiences, and a brand new video piece, all of which will echo Burtynsky’s life-long inspirations from the Abstract Expressionism movement.
Le paysage abstrait will be anchored by a special presentation of Burtynsky’s latest multimedia project, In the Wake of Progress. This 22-minute experience, co-produced by Canadian music legend Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed), will envelop audiences upon entering the exhibition. In the Wake of Progress combines the most powerful photographs and film footage of Burtynsky’s career, offering visitors a deeper survey of his 40-year oeuvre. The piece is choreographed to a breathtaking award-winning original score composed by Phil Strong with vocals by Cree Métis artist iskwē.
This new exhibition follows on the trajectory of Burtynsky’s career ethos — the artist having borne witness to the impact of human industry on the natural landscape on a global scale for over four decades — but serves to slow visitors down with the contemplative beauty of some of his most painterly works and the exceptional multi-sensory experience that is In the Wake of Progress. Each of the exhibition’s elements combine to tell the story of human impact on the Earth, urging us to rethink our legacy and seek a more sustainable future.