July 16

The Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress immersive experience Toronto  Until July 17, 2022! 

by Sally W.

The world premiere of Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress was during Luminato at Yonge Dundas Square Toronto. This projection on massive screens on the opening weekend of Luminato Festival turned into a ticketed event at the Canadian Opera Company.  Canadian photographer and artist Edward Burtysky’s photography depicts mines, railcuts, water, homesteads, quarries, shipbreaking, tire piles, oil rigs worldwide. 

The In the Wake of Progress indoor immersive experience is divided into 2 parts – Starting off in the theatre area we see Burtnysky’s photos projected on huge screens. You are surrounded by the truth of what’s happening on our planet. What’s happening to create everything we need … watching and reflecting.

Once the screening has ended then we move on to the exhibit rooms where Edward Burtynsky’s has on display. This allows you to see the fine details of his photography. Burtnysky’s photography makes us reflect on our commercial daily usage of energy, how it’s produced and our consumerism. How do we care for our planet? The view of the hundreds of thousands of tires piled together is overwhelming.

Provoking thoughts of what we are doing now and what will happen in the future to our planet. Let’s look after it carefully. 

Held at The Canadian Opera Company on Front Street, TorontoThe Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress immersive experience ends July 17, 2022! 

We would like to thank Michael Usling, Senior Account Manager, DMPUBLIC for the invitation to this event.