Interactive Works 2015
These are the 11 interactive works that have been selected out of 61 submissions from 20 countries.
15 Seconds part 3
UK 2015, Web documentary
What makes us happy and what changes us? This Web-based film installation allows us to go on a trip through time in the course of which 26 school kids are portrayed at the age of 10 and then again ten and twenty years later. Discussing career aspirations and personality developments, relationships with parents and friends, the adolescents reflect on their former selves with disarming honesty. The parallel montage of the interviews made at different times makes it seem as if the protagonists’ three selves entered into a dialogue with each other.
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.
ARTE360 - Platform for 360°/VR-Video
Germany/ France/ Canada, 2015, 360°/VR - Onlineplatform
ARTE is currently working on new 360° and virtual reality projects in the fields of culture, documentary and fiction which can be experienced via the ARTE360 platform and through virtual reality glasses.
The exhibition offers visitors access to the first documentaries through virtual reality headsets and cardboard glasses.
Criers of Medellín
Ángela Carabalí, Thibault Durand
Columbia 2015, Web documentary
“Criers of Medellín” is a virtual tour of the city of Medellín. We find ourselves in an interactive Google Street View map where every player chooses their own path through the Colombian metropolis to collect the market criers’ stories. Surrounded by a web of chants and original urban sounds we listen closely to the singing street sellers’ fears, desires and realities of life. Spots you would pass as a tourist with an amused look become the places where you stop to find an exciting world revealed in personal video portraits
Deep (Multiplayer Version)
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”.
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.
Jeremy Ho, Taahira Ayoob, Andre He, Jemimah Seow
Singapore, 2015, Web documentary
What does it mean to be a modern Pakistani? To get up even though you just thought that you couldn’t bear it anymore; because there may be a chance to create something wonderful even in the thickest chaos.
We follow three people who despite crushing contradictions between religious extremism and a modern way of life have not given up hopes of a positive future. In five chapters the interactive navigation takes us into the heart of Pakistan via videos, photos and texts, in a portrait far removed from any stereotype.
Morphosis (Beta Version)
France 2015, App
What does a worm have to do with the European forests? This game app offers a playful and informative story of the metamorphoses of earth. Minute finger movements change a landscape in fast motion from the ice age until today and illustrate how human beings influence nature. Little game episodes that invite especially (but not exclusively) young users to interact provide information about astronomy, geology and ecology.
The final version of this game app will be available free of charge for iOS and Android devices after the release of Jacques Perrin’s documentary “The Seasons”.
Plug & Play (Game App)
Michael Frei, Mario von Rickenbach
Switzerland, 2015, App
Anthropoid creatures with plugs instead of heads out of control. Instead of obeying the dictates of the raised finger they do what they want. But the fingers also finger around. Is it love or just destiny? It’s up to you to decide.
The exhibition presents the game app on a tablet and the eponymous animated film looped on a monitor.
Christina Antonakos-Wallace, Ruslan Komjakov, Angela Azzolino
Germany/ USA 2015, Interactive website
Who are we? Where do we come from? “Reimagining Belonging” is a complex multimedia project which presents the different lives and routines of people with an immigrant background in New York and Berlin. Timed just right for the current debates, we also learn how global migration movements have changed and keep changing society in America and Europe.
The project was part of the first DOK Leipzig Net Lab in 2012 and is regularly supplemented with new interviews.
Who are the Champions
Rob Schröder, Yaniv Wolf, Bruno Felix
Netherlands 2015, Web documentary
What do Leipzig, Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro have in common? This interactive web documentary shows the social, economic and cultural impact of FIFA World Cups on the inhabitants of the venues, documenting personal experiences around the stadiums of people in all three cities. By mixing different media including interviews, photos, newspaper articles, archive material and street maps we get an impression of how global events affect everyday life.