Duncan's work revisited - McCord Stewart Museum

As part of the exhibition Becoming Montreal: The 1800s Painted by Duncan

April 3, 2024 | 5:30 P.M. and 7 P.M.

Laura Dumitriu - McCord Stewart Museum

Duncan’s work revisited by artificial intelligence – Exclusive visit with Daniel Iregui, founder of Iregular

Paid activity | Space is limited, reservation required.

The public is invited to take part in an exclusive tour with Daniel Iregui, digital artist and founder of Iregular, who designed the interactive installation for the exhibition Becoming Montreal: The 1800s Painted by Duncan. Participants will discover how the digital art studio has used artificial intelligence, informed by all of Duncan’s available works, and a projection that incorporates the viewers’ movements, to create this unique immersive experience!

About Mental Maps – Digital artwork by Iregular

To complement the exhibition Becoming Montreal: The 1800s Painted by Duncan, the Museum commissioned a piece from the digital art studio Iregular, who fed James Duncan’s images of yesteryear Montreal to artificial intelligence. The studio then designed a three-dimensional virtual world of computer-generated images made of layers of superimposed topographies.

The experiential work offers a vision of what the world could look like through the eyes of someone whose entire reality is modelled after an artist’s illustrations. Visitors are invited to wander through this virtual space, as their moving shadows hide or reveal unexpected layers. The result is a unique, constantly changing experience that creates shifting dreamscapes derived from Duncan’s work.


  • Paid activity in English, presented on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Space is limited, reservation required.


  • General Admission: $10
  • Museum Members: $5
  • Students: $5
  • Members of Indigenous communities: Free

Dive into Iregular’s universe and discover the creative process of the digital artwork.

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