Since its creation in 1996, the SAT has been dedicated to the development of digital culture. It is the only place in Montreal (and probably in the world) to bring together under one roof an immersive theater (Satosphere), a research laboratory, a training center, a venue, a café and a restaurant.
The Satosphere is the first immersive theater dedicated to artistic creation. It forms a spherical projection screen that invites artists to explore new conceptual territories. With its dome 18 meters in diameter and 13 meters high, its 8 video projectors and its 157 loudspeakers, the Satosphere places the public at the heart of the audiovisual experience.
Metalab is the research and development laboratory of the SAT. Its mission is twofold: to stimulate the emergence of innovative immersive experiences and to make their design accessible to immersion artists through an ecosystem of open-source software.
The creation program at the SAT helps bring out new forms of digital creativity. The artists in residence benefit from artistic and technical support, in addition to the equipment of the SAT. Since its foundation, more than 180 immersive works have been created at the SAT.
The SAT provides artists, artist collectives, organizations and businesses with a multi-purpose space available for hire. This cutting-edge urban space is also available to artists, organizations and promoters to present innovative and original digital arts projects.
The Metalab has a dual mission: to stimulate the emergence of new immersive experiences, and to make their design and authoring accessible to artists and creators through an ecosystem of open source software.
The call for residency projects for 2023~24 is open! This call is addressed to artists and artist collectives in media arts, all disciplines included, whose work is in line with our research perspectives, and aims to select the projects that will be hosted in residence by our teams as of 2023.