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Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress Immersive

Following the world premiere at Yonge-Dundas Square, In The Wake of Progress moves indoors for an intimate immersive experience.

Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress Immersive

A New Epic Immersive Experience

This impactful walk-through experience, shown on 30-foot screens enveloping the audience, surrounds you with the story of humanity’s impact on the planet, the urgency of the climate crisis, and our quest for positive change.

Created from the powerful photographs and film of Edward Burtynsky’s 40-year career, produced by Canadian music legend Bob Ezrin and combined with a staggering original score composed by Phil Strong, In the Wake of Progress challenges us to have an important conversation about our legacy and the future implications of sustainable life on Earth.

Complemented by a specially curated gallery show of traditional Burtynsky’s photographs and high-resolution murals including new and never-before-seen images, the project includes a ‘Change Station’ which tackles the question “what can I do now?”, as well as two powerful augmented reality (AR) experiences exploring the impacts and legacy of the internal combustion engine.

In the face of the climate crisis, In The Wake of Progress dares us to have an important conversation about the legacy of the widespread impact of human industry and what it means for the future of sustainable life on this planet.

Conceived, Directed, Filmed and Photographed by Edward Burtynsky
Commissioned and Co-produced by Luminato Festival Toronto

Commissioning support for Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress

Presented by RBC, Sandra and Jim Pitblado, Gretchen and Donald Ross, O.C., The Michael Young Family Foundation  

With Support from Louise MacCallum and Michael Barnstijn, The Hal Jackman Foundation, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Richard W. and Donna Ivey, Joan and Jerry Lozinski, Medcan 

These images are meant as metaphors for the dilemma of our modern existence; they search for a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear. We are drawn by desire, a chance at good living, yet we are consciously or unconsciously aware that the world is suffering for our success. Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption, and our concern for the health of our planet, sets us into an uneasy contradiction. For me, these images function as reflecting pools of our times.”

Edward Burtynsky

Dates

June 25 – July 17, 2022

Thursday: 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8pm

Friday: 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8pm, 8:45pm

Saturday: 12noon, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6pm, 6:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9pm

Sunday: 12noon, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6pm, 6:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm

Location

239 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 Canada
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