Experiencing Interruptions?


Untouched is an artistic look at life during the pandemic quarantine.
How people become distant as society grows apart. The longing desire to touch and be touched back.
Everything feels so out of reach.
Untouched is an experimental non-narrative film by director Michel Lemieux. It is a stereoscopic immersive short film imagined by the artist while living remotely due to the pandemic in 2020.

  • Michel Lemieux
    Icarus (VR)
  • Michel Lemieux
    Key Cast
  • Marie-Christine Dufour
  • Jean-Frédéric Bergeron Poudrier
    Key Collaborators
  • Maxim Lepage
  • Noëlla Huet (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Steven Mercier (Post Moderne)
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    360 Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Student Project:
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Qld XR Festival
    November 26, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Michel Lemieux

A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s production program, Michel Lemieux has been amazing audiences with the originality and scope of his creative output for over three decades. By 1984, an entire generation of artists in Quebec and around the globe had been impacted by his multidisciplinary show, Solide Salad.

Creator, set designer, director, composer, performer and videographer, Lemieux continues to be at the forefront of the performing arts. With the production company Lemieux Pilon 4D Art, founded in 1990, he and Victor Pilon devise singular shows in which new technologies intensify the audience’s sensory and emotional experience. Their collaboration has yielded Dreamscapes, La Belle et la Bête, The Tempest and NORMAN. Michel also created The Disappearance of Lady Macbeth, a digital installation opening the Thierry Mugler: Couturissime exhibition for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. He recently completed ICARUS, a mixed reality VR experience that was presented at the Cannes XR Festival as part of the Tribeca Film Festival selection. Michel also co-created TORUK—The First Flight (for Cirque du Soleil) and Continuum at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal. Lastly, he co-created Cité Mémoire, an urban multimedia experience sprawling across Old Montreal and the downtown area.

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Director Statement

During the obligatory confinement that was in effect here in 2020, I had fun creating a virtual reality short film about the challenges of distance and loneliness. A film made all by myself in my workshop, with flashlights as the only source of lighting! A real exercise in confined creation!