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Wed, Jun 01


Winnipeg, MB, Canada


A free, playful augmented reality experience in the palm of your hand.

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Time & Location

Jun 01, 2022, 12:00 a.m. – Aug 31, 2022, 12:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

About the event

Presented by Cluster Festival + Polycoro, TOUCHGRASS is a series of public digital art and sound installations set in various outdoor Winnipeg landmarks, accessible through a free augmented reality app. Simply download and open our free app at any of 7 sites and you can experience an immersive experience unlike anything you've seen before in Winnipeg!

Different composers from across Canada have created augmented reality installations at seven outdoor Winnipeg locations: Forks · Upper Fort Garry · St. Boniface Cathedral · Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens at Assiniboine Park · Assiniboine Forest.

These installations are GPS based, so when you open the app, you will see a variety of floating sculptures through your phone screen. As you walk around and interact with the sculptures, each of the visual elements will be linked to a different soundscape. The visual and audio elements change and shift as you move throughout the installation.

TOUCHGRASS grew from producer Zohreh Gervais’ and Halifax-based composer & app developer Amy Brandon’s desire to create a Covid-safe, immersive, accessible, collaborative project for artists and composers from across Canada. Composers Eliot Britton, Adrian Berry, Julian Beutel, Gordon Fitzell, Mason Victoria, and Jace Gao used sound samples from Polycoro’s live concert recordings to create a fascinating new multi-sensory experience for Winnipeg audiences.

Release date: June 1, 2022, see for links to download

What is it? An augmented reality app named TouchGrass which allows you to see and interact with digital GPS -linked sound sculptures around Winnipeg!

Cost: Free

Made for: All Ages!

Necessary equipment: Phone, plus headphones for optimum experience. Available for iOS and Android.

Location: Forks, Upper Fort Garry, St. Boniface Cathedral, Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens at Assiniboine Park, and Assiniboine Forest

For more information or to schedule an interview please contact Zohreh Gervais at

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