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Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2017 Interactive Project
BIOSCOPE Maarten Isaäk de Heer

A gang of garden gnomes is terrorising the city. A ladybug as a basketball. A girl skipping rope on top of an earthworm. A bird being beaten up. What we see is an analogue animation.

BIOSCOPE

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Maarten Isaäk de Heer, Valk Productions
Maarten Isaäk de Heer
A gang of garden gnomes is terrorising the city. A ladybug as a basketball. A girl skipping rope on top of an earthworm. A bird being beaten up. The riot of detail in this two by four metre work of art recalls paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder or Hieronymus Bosch, but it’s more than a painting. What we see is an analogue animation, grotesque scenery animated by the spectators’ movements and their interaction with the picture – completely without electricity. The technology – lenticular printing – is known from flip images and 3D postcards.
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2017 Interactive Project
Das Kongo Tribunal: Zeuge J & Die Hearings Milo Rau, Daniel Wagner

The game is part of the transmedia project “The Congo Tribunal” which investigates the background of the biggest and bloodiest economic war in history.

Das Kongo Tribunal: Zeuge J & Die Hearings

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Arne Birkenstock, Sebastian Lemke, Roman Roitman, Olivier Zobrist
Milo Rau, Daniel Wagner
Marcel Vaid
Thomas Schneider
Neysha Castritius, Holger Schulz
Timo Maier, Daniel Wagner, Sebastian Lemke, Milo Rau
Alon Kaplan, Timo Maier, Moritz Abeln
Christian Koschmieder
Yves Kulondwa, Daniel Wagner, Holger Schulz, Neysha Castritius, Lennart Troebs
Monokel
Holger Schulz, Neysha Castritius
Nina Wolters
Christian Koschmieder, Moritz Abeln
The game “Witness J.” is part of the transmedia project “The Congo Tribunal” which investigates the background of the biggest and bloodiest economic war in history. We are thrown into a massacre in the village of Mutarule. Shot and delirious, we are trying to find a safe place … In addition to this browser game, a room scale VR experience lets us undergo even more intensely the reality lived by the victims of the Congo war. An additional comprehensive online archive, consisting of the complete filmed material for “The Congo Tribunal”, enables us to browse and edit the footage individually.
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2017 Interactive Project
Deep Inside Ksenia Diodorova, Aleksei Poleukhin

This web documentary reveals what’s supposed to be hidden from the eyes of society. 1,030 people are “held in safe custody” in one of Russia’s biggest secure mental hospitals.

2017

Deep Inside

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Russia
2017
30 minutes
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Ksenia Diodorova, Aleksei Poleukhin
Dima Belyanin
Ksenia Diodorova, Zoya Smirnova, Katia Farutina
Ksenia Diodorova, Alena Zakharets, Yana Pitenko
Yulia Alekseeva, Yana Pitenko
Zoya Smirnova
Katia Farutina, Aleksei Poleukhin
This web documentary reveals what’s supposed to be hidden from the eyes of society. 1,030 people are “held in safe custody” in one of Russia’s biggest secure mental hospitals in Peterhof near St. Petersburg – locked away and isolated from the outside world. Interviews with employees and patients offer intimate insights into the lives of the “invisible people”, which follow a different rhythm. Time passes, flowing like the tracking shot through the seemingly endless corridors of the institute. The audience decide whether they walk past the rooms, look into them or “enter” at last to meet the residents.

HOMO DIGITALIS – Wie lange sind wir noch Mensch?

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Austria,
France,
Germany,
Japan,
UK,
USA
2017
60 minutes

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Andreas Martin, Dietmar Lyssy, Marcus Uhl
Christiane Miethge, Nils Otte
Kyrill Ahlvers, Tenzin Sherpa
Tim Sprado
Anna Hunger
Dagmar Petrus, Maik Siegle
Helen Fares
Thomas Sessner, Mustafa Isik (BR), Katja Ferwagner, Katja Dünnebacke, Aurélie Marx, Annina Zwettler (ARTE), Siegfried Steinlechner (ORF)
Miriam Mogge, Bernd Paulus, Max Karadeniz
Benny Nero
Phuoc Le, Lena Fischer
Christiane Miethge
Bernd Paulus, Phuoc Le, Lena Fischer
Anna Hunger, Sven Schulz
We live in times of upheaval. More and more technical innovations are part of our everyday life. But how dependent do we want to be? Or are we already addicted? Will there be a time when we have nothing but digital friendships, sex with robots, when we hack our own bodies? The transmedia project “HOMO DIGITALIS” consists of a documentary web series and a self testing game. How does the digital revolution affect us human beings? Does it turn Homo sapiens into a new species – Homo digitalis?
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2017 Interactive Project
Notes to My Father Jayisha Patel

This delicate 360-degree film takes us to India, into the life and memories of Ramadevi, a woman sold to sex traffickers under cover of an arranged marriage.

Notes to My Father

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Amy Seidenwurm, Paula Cuneo, Joanne Sprague, Tiffany Kieran
Jayisha Patel
Jo Paterson
Dalton Gaudin
Quan Tran
Jayisha Patel
Vineet Vashishtha
Sneha Jawale
“We never talked about what happened to me there. But the truth is darker than any memory could be. So black that its silence haunts me. How do you go on living when you’ve played dead to escape reality for such a long time?”

This delicate 360-degree film takes us to India, into the life and memories of Ramadevi, a woman sold to sex traffickers under cover of an arranged marriage. She is one of the few who escaped the brothel and were reunited with their families. This piece is dedicated to her father, who gave away his daughter in the belief that he was giving her a better life.



DOK Neuland Audience Award

Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2017 Interactive Project
Planet ∞ Momoko Seto

Pollution, food shortages, exploitation of resources, arms race and nuclear threat – all of them warning catchphrases for a changing – no, changed by us – earth.

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François Martin Saint Léon
Momoko Seto
Yann Leguay
Elie Levé
Neotopy
Augustin Gwinner
Mihai Grecu
Pollution, food shortages, exploitation of resources, arms race and nuclear threat – all of them warning catchphrases for a changing – no, changed by us – earth. We need it as a biosphere, but it doesn’t need us. “Planet ∞” shows a 360-degree space taken over by one of many possible dystopias. There is no human life left in this new world. The planet has changed so much that only a few organisms are able to survive. Only mushrooms, insects and marine creatures are capable of adapting to the new conditions. Is this doom-mongering or realistic fear?
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2017 Interactive Project
Sea Prayer Francesca Panetta, Nicole Jackson, Anrick Bregman, Shehani Fernando

A father’s fictitious letter to his son, just before their escape to Europe. Illustrated by Liz Edwards using “Tilt Brush”, a 3D painting tool.

UK

UK
2017

Sea Prayer

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Lisa Golden, Anetta Jones
Francesca Panetta, Nicole Jackson, Anrick Bregman, Shehani Fernando
Sahba Aminikia
Khaled Hosseini
Peregrine Andrews, Henrik Oppermann
Adeel Akhtar
Liz Edwards
Andrew Mason, Federico Fasce
Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy, drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. On 2 September 2015 his body was washed up on a Turkish beach. The photo of the dead boy spread across the world under the hashtag #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik – humanity washed away – and will probably be remembered forever because of the enormous media attention it got. Touched by a fate that was so expressively summarised in this one photo, Khaled Hosseini, UNHCR goodwill ambassador, wrote the monologue “Sea Prayer”: a father’s fictitious letter to his son, just before their escape to Europe. Illustrated by Liz Edwards using “Tilt Brush”, a 3D painting tool.
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2017 Interactive Project
The Invented Village Liliana Sulzbach

A village surrounded by mountains and forest. Founded in the 1940s, Itapuã was home to almost 2,500 people so far. Today only 35 are left, all of them over 60. The portrait of a miniature city.

2017

The Invented Village

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Liliana Sulzbach, Thaís Fernandes
Liliana Sulzbach
Caetano Maschio Santos, Carlos Badia
Francisco Alemão Ribeiro, Thaís Fernandes
Angela K. Pires, Thaís Fernandes
Luis Otávio Feldens
Liliana Sulzbach
Kiko Ferraz, Chrístian Vaisz
Wallace Morais
Tatiana Sperhacke
Wallace Morais
Tatiana Sperhacke, Liliana Sulzbach, Thaís Fernandes
Wallace Morais
“I wound up in here. In paradise. Itapuã is like a five star hotel for me. It’s my home.” A village surrounded by mountains and forest. Founded in the 1940s, Itapuã was home to almost 2,500 people so far. Today only 35 are left, all of them over 60. The portrait of a miniature city, built as the solution to a complex problem. A virtual map in which the content can be activated step by step guides us through the story. The inhabitants reminisce. Old documents and photos as well as films shot then and today gradually reveal the sad truth that links those who remained in Itapuã.

The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Film

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Maple Razsa, Joslyn Barnes
Maple Razsa, Milton Guillén
Tamarah Povh, Marko Lük, Jernej Mažgon
Milton Guillén
Mary Lampson, Milton Guillén
Maple Razsa, Andrej Kurnik
Kevin T. Allen, Ernst Karel
Iva Krajnc, Tibor Pandur
Liz Edwards
Arne Norris
“Twice we went into the streets. Twice the police drove us away. Twice the news media embedded behind the police lines portrayed us all as hooligans and criminals. Things looked different on our side of the police line.” The viewers find themselves in the middle of the third Maribor uprising in Slovenia. Stay on “Freedom Square” and protest peacefully with the others? Or put banners and whistles aside to have your hands free for a rougher form of protest? This participatory film forces its viewers again and again to choose – experienced individually in the exhibition and as a cinema experience with collective voting.