Extended Reality: DOK Neuland

Extended Reality: DOK Neuland

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Ein weibliche Person mit VR-Brille legt ihren Kopf in den Nacken, oben im Bild erscheint eine Lichtinstallation.
© Susann Jehnichen
There’s no such thing as the “real world”. Truth and reality are always a matter of testing boundaries, a concept that DOK Neuland explores through new realms of experience in film.

Since 2015, DOK Neuland has provided an exhibition platform for the art of Extended Reality works. Each year during the festival week we invite our audience to discover around 12 international pieces here. This experience is made possible by technologically advanced new media such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality or 360° films.

These bold narratives tap into the revolutionary potential that unfolds when art and technology collide. By taking advantage of the possibilities presented by new media, selected artists break with familiar story lines, expand the boundaries of our reality and, together with visitors, explore the interaction between humans and machines to create new realms of experience.

How do we exhibit the works?

In close cooperation with the artists we design a room installation that provides both an ample space for each individual work and an experience in and of itself. Each exhibition dares to look into the future and asks how our conventions and habits might change. We also ponder the questions of which conditions are best for experiencing new media and which spaces can do justice to these innovative works.

In 2020 we developed the exhibition so that the physical distance between the individual visitors could be maintained in order to comply with the pandemic protection measures. The main exhibition took place at Leipzig’s Museum für bildende Künste and for the first time, we also presented individual works from the exhibition at Grassi Museum, Cinémathèque Leipzig and Schaubühne Lindenfels. 

DOK Neuland 2021 submissions closed

Have you submitted an XR work to DOK Neuland 2021? We will watch all entries and get back to you as soon as possible. This can take a few weeks, but don’t worry, we will definitely give you a feedback on your submission. 

DOK Neuland Curator

Lars Rummel

interactive [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de

The 2020 exhibition was supported by

DOK Neuland is part of the DOK Nachwuchs programme and is realised in cooperation with the SLM.

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