See how Virtual Reality is pushing the boundaries of storytelling at this one-night-only curated selection of some of the world’s best documentary VR.
Featuring table-talks by artists and creators alongside award-winning Virtual Reality experiences:
2014 | Oscar Raby/VRTOV | AU | Winner - Sheffield Doc/ Fest 2014 Interactive Audience Award
2015 | Jan Rothuizen & Sarah Kolster | NL | Winner - IDFA DocLab 2015 Prize for Interactive Storytelling
2015 | Nonny de la Peña/Emblematic Group | US | Sundance 2016 New Frontiers Offical Selection
2014 | James George and Jonathan Minard | US | Sundance 2014 New Frontiers Offical Selection
Witness 360: 7/7
2015 | Darren Emerson | UK
Warwick Gold: Australian Rodeo
2015 | ABC R&D | AU
2016 | Alison Bennett, Megan Beckwith & Mark Payne | AU
Table-top talks from:
Oscar Raby is an award-winning multimedia artist and Creative Director of independent digital production studio VRTOV. His experience working in projects at the Memory and Human Rights Museum in Chile as well as the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia has allowed him to explore how history is built and reconstructed by the curated narrative of institutions. His interest lies in using New Media to rearrange that narrative by facilitating the interaction between audience and artefacts. His Virtual Reality documentary Assent, about the Chilean dictatorship, has been exhibited world-wide including screening at Sundance New Frontier, IDFA DocLab and Sheffield Doc/Fest where it received the Audience Choice Award for Cross-platform.
Kalonica Quigley is a 3D artist at independent digital production studio VRTOV. She is currently working on two virtual reality productions alongside Oscar Raby and the VRTOV team. She has worked on a number of games and interactive projects in the past as both an artist and developer. Her previous work has won awards and been exhibited internationally.
Astrid Scott is an Experience Strategist for ABC R&D. She has also been a digital producer, content strategist, public interactive exhibition and events producer, GLAM digital content manager, researcher, writer, Ancient Historian and occasional artistic collaborator. Astrid excels at taking abstract ideas and turning them into practical plans of action; she connects people together to make things happen. She likes to feel connected to different cultural spheres. She also keeps busy pitching ideas, writing and speaking about R+D type stuff.
Amy Nelson is an Experience Designer at ABC R&D with a specialist interest in future forms of immersion, storytelling and entertainment. A visual creative at heart, Amy also has a keen eye on popular culture and a love of learning about technology which began when she dreamt of becoming an astronaut at the age of three. These interests have manifested in her skills as a digital producer, UX specialist, designer, art director, developer, story writer, script writer and content strategist. She studied film, video, sound and web production, and has specialist experience with creating digital media for kids. Amy’s current obsessions are VR, AR, and artificial intelligence.
Alison Bennett works in ‘expanded photography’ where the boundaries of photography have shifted in the transition to digital media and become diffused into ubiquitous computing. Bennett’s recent projects explored the creative potentials of augmented reality, stereophotogrammetry, 3D scanning, and virtual reality as encompassed by the medium and practice of photography. As a neuroqueer new media artist, Bennett’s work has explored the performance and technology of gender identity and considered the convergence of biological and digital skin as virtual prosthesis. Her work has generated international viral media attention more than once; been featured on ABC TV Australian Story, the New York Times, Mashable, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, ABC TV News, and The Guardian ‘best Australian photographs of 2015’.
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