Virtual immersion in libraries, real or imagined, in various locations around the world. Visitors seated in the physical recreation of a library experience a virtual visit to ten libraries through a virtual reality helmet.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Grand Bibliotheque de Québec and inspired by the work of the same name by the writer Alberto Manguel, Lepage created a virtual visit to ten libraries in different parts of the world, both real and imagined: Admont Abbey in Vienna, the Hasedera Temple in Japan, the Library of Alexandria or Captain Nemo’s Library on the Nautilus, each recreated with its own specific aesthetic. On entering the installation, the visitor finds himself in a reproduction of Alberto Manguel’s library, and in a second room he finds himself in a forest that seeks to contrast with the order and rigour characteristic of a library. There he finds stations where, through an HMD, he can enter virtual spaces located in different places and times.