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Selection Interactive Works 2016
DOK Neuland Audience Award 2016
Germany 2016, 360°-Doku
The heart beats faster, the pulse races, sweat pours. Chewing gum is the only thing that calms you down. How does it feel when everyday errands and situations become life-threatening hazards? We follow the protagonist Oscar who fights agoraphobia every day. It’s the fear of losing control that ties Oscar to his home. The 360° documentary creates a filmic space around Oscar that takes us right to the core of his being.
Notes on Blindness
Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James
Spinney, Beatrice Lartique, Arnaud Desjardins, Fabien Togman
France, UK 2016, VR-Experience
In his audio diary John Hull reflects on what it means to be blind, which allows us access to a world without vision on a both philosophical and poetic level. Based on audio recordings, this six-part interactive documentary examines John’s cognitive and emotional experience of blindness. Binaural sound and interactive 3D animations enable visitors to immerse themselves intimately in specific memories and places from John’s diary.
Pierre Cattan, Alexandrine Stehelin, Marietta Ren
It starts slowly. Fish are swimming through the air. A veil descends over our eyes before everything liquefies. And then the giant white whales … This is the story of Audrey, a girl who hallucinates whales all around her. An intimate adventure begins – that of a personal transformation. “Phallaina” is a haunting, vertically scrollable graphic novel with parallax effects. A hybrid narrative form, beautifully illustrated by Marietta Ren.
Selection Interactive Works 2015
Deep (Multiplayer Version)
DOK Neuland Audience Award 2015
Owen Harris, Monobanda PLAY
Netherlands/ Ireland 2015, Virtual Reality Installation
A streak of light floats in the water, controlled only by your breath. It’s like a brief vacation that takes place in one’s head, but this meditative journey can also be shared with others. In the virtual reality installation “Deep”, modern technology is combined with Yoga breathing techniques to create a new physical experience.
In the exhibition three players can simultaneously enter a virtual space, while the audience delve into an underwater world in Tim van Cromvoirt’s multimedia installation “Lungplants”.
After the Storm
Andrew Beck Grace, Mike Robbins, Alex Wittholz
Canada, 2015, Web documentary
Dear future disaster survivor,
This is the story of how your city is completely devastated and your world perishes without you.
On 26 April, 2011, the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was devastated by a tornado. The result: 4,700 homes damaged, 10,000 made homeless, thousands injured. This web documentary in letter form offers not only general information about natural disasters. Its simple images, delicately drawn charts and the director’s voice over also create a very personal and emotional access to the subject.
Do Not Track
France, Canada, Germany 2015, Web documentary
It’s scary what the Internet knows about us – and how this knowledge is used. Ever since Edward Snowden we’ve known about the consequences of the obsessive data collecting of seemingly harmless online providers in the name of national security. But how exactly is a “like” click connected to our personal freedom? This documentary web series examines this and many other questions, while the user decides whether his or her data should be tracked simultaneously to produce an individual evaluation of Internet use. An interactive lesson in online security.