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Eeyou Istchee

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Interactive App

The Musée de la civilisation invited ALTKEY to work on their exhibition Eeyou Istchee, an intimate visit to the community of Waswanipi, more than 600 km north of Quebec City. 

In the spring of 2021, at the request of the "Boîte rouge VIF", Ian Saganash, a Cree resident of Waswanipi, learned to manipulate a 360 camera to film his family's Goose Break. The Goose Break is a time of pause and celebration for the Cree. Families gather to celebrate the importance of their land and traditions. Ian Saganash documented this family moment at their hunting camp in order to showcase the vivacity of the Cree culture and to share it throughout Quebec.

His video captures resulted in a 20-minute video that is projected in a 7-meter diameter dome in a beautiful and unique exhibition.

ALTKEY worked in conjunction with the museum's teams to create a video animation of a flight of geese projected onto the dome, but more importantly, to create an interactive application that allows people to learn more about the Goose Break.

At the end of the video projection, visitors are offered a tablet, containing the application designed by ALTKEY, and a Li-Fi card, developed by LiFineo. Li-Fi, for Light Fidelity, is a wireless communication technology based on light. Users walk through the exhibition spaces and the Li-Fi cards communicate with the interactive application. In an automatic way, the application triggers geolocalized contents of the exhibition. Thus, as they walk through the exhibition, depending on their location, users are offered various environments in 360 video with informative content narrated by Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash (author, actress, activist, artist and cousin of Ian Saganash)

Don't miss this exhibition which ends on September 5, 2022.

The press release of the exhibition launch.

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