Interactive Works 2016
My Lonesome Hologram
Nina Wesemann, Daniel Hengst, Frank Génot, Lars Ullrich
Germany 2016, Virtual Reality Installation
You’re alone on an island full of people but nobody sees you. You can listen to them, watch them unabashedly, but not interact with them. They stand in space like artefacts. One of these holograms looks like you. How do you still justify your existence when nobody perceives you? This is about the ambivalence of being alone in a group, about exploring the other and the familiar. The visitors to the exhibition are scanned as holograms, interviewed and can then explore the island themselves.
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.
Life to Come 360° –
Through the Eyes of a Premature Baby
Fouzi Louahem, Anton Iffland Stettner
France 2016, VR-Experience
We don’t remember the first days of our life, especially the ones right after birth. Suddenly we’re in the world – the first vague memories of some day, somewhere emerge. Our long term memory only starts to develop in the second year of our life. The beginning of life remains a dim hole in our memory. With “Life to Come 360°” audiences can enter the virtual reality of a neonatal ward and experience life there from the point of view of a preemie. The docu-fiction is part of the “ARTE360” app.
Im Märkischen Sand
Nina Mair, Matthias Neumann, Katalin Ambrus
Germany, Italy 2015, Web Documentary
Only four survived. The other 127 were dead when the Germans hastily buried their bodies. Antonio Ceseri, one of the four, could hardly breathe under the sand. Sebaldushof near Treuenbrietzen was one of 40,000 labour camps in Nazi Germany. “The Sandmine” is a journey deep into a forgotten part of German-Italian history. In six chapters and 24 episodes the web documentary employs a distinct mixture of animation and documentation to uncover war crimes that seemed long buried under the sand.
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.
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.