OMNIS

The instantaneous transmission of information – and the possibility that soon people, as well as data, will be available everywhere simultaneously – has inspired OMNIS, an immersive installation by Montréal-based Maotik. Drawing on optical illusions and other visual effects, Maotik gradually fills the darkened space with twisting, writhing patterns of light that generate an effect of expanding depth and of unending travel. As a glittering soundtrack unfolds, courtesy of composer Metametric, the dimensions of the space seem to dissolve and the viewer, too, might feel themselves destabilised as time and space seem to merge into one.